Over the past few years, the majority of my clients — and the consultants that work in their companies —have been frustrated by the lack of quality applications for their roles. There are a lot of applicants out there, but what percentage are actually turning into ‘viable’ candidates?
Thanks to the Internet and the prevalence of many other technological advances, remote working is an increasingly popular trend. While many individuals enjoy working remotely and being able to take better control of their work/life balance, companies also benefit in numerous ways.
For example, remote workers do not take up space in the office or require companies to pay for extra equipment and supplies. These workers are usually more productive because they do not have workplace distractions, such as chatting with co-workers and catching up on office gossip.
When the right candidate is selected for the job, both parties can benefit. However, in order to find the right candidate, you will need to work closely with the hiring company as well as the candidates.
Luxury brands are distinguished and often sophisticated in a distinctive way. Customers of luxury brands typically demand high-quality products as well as a stellar overall buying experience. When you are trying to recruit talent to work for a luxury brand, you may be faced with incredible challenges associated with finding the right individual for the job.
Between professionals, amateurs and aficionados vying for an employment opportunity in your company, you must approach the situation with care to find the right individual for the job.
Good communication is vital to business operations and a clear flow of information is important to productivity. When there is a two-way communication between managers and employees, everyone has a chance to contribute.
A business climate where open communication is encouraged helps in developing a more collaborative, engaged workforce. Informed employees will have a better understanding of business goals and their own role in the company mission. A culture of sharing information also helps in recruiting and retaining new talent.
Each generation of workers can be characterised by unique skills, personality traits, and experiences. Millennials, who were born between 1981 and 2000, are one of the more unique generations of our time. This generation has had access to an incredible amount of technology for most of their lives, and they are exceptionally technologically savvy.
They are also used to being able to instantly find out how to do things with a simple Internet search or learn what friends and family members are up to with a quick look at social media accounts. These are only a few of the characteristics that differentiate millennials from others, and you should keep in mind some important things if you plan to hire them in the near future. Here are three major issues to consider.
The first piece of literature a candidate reads when searching for a new position is a job advert. Whether it’s a candidate actively seeking a new role, or a passive candidate who’s been sent the description by a consultant, an advert will only have 49-seconds to make an impact on a job seeker. So how do you make your advert stand out from the crowd?
The potential that social offers recruiters is now well understood. The benefits are many and as a result social media has now become not just accepted – but expected – in recruitment. But nothing is ever perfect.
And, just like anything, it’s easy to fall into bad habits. As everybody knows, habits can be harder to break than they are to make. Here are 5 bad social media habits recruiters should stop today.
As candidates become more tech savvy, choosy, and purpose oriented, firms are having a hard time building a robust pipeline through traditional mediums like job boards. Yes, the organisations are suffering from a slow hiring process which means that they can’t keep their demand quotient in check. Or maybe the candidates have advanced way too far while the recruiters are still stuck to decade old ATS’, manual screening processes, and age-old cold calling.
Identifying the right candidate for a position is a tricky task for any recruiter. Job seekers have, on occasion, been known to get a little creative on their CV and exaggerate their skills so they stand out from the crowd. However, some applicants often take this one step too far by completely lying about aspects of their professional life.
A recent survey has shown that seven out of 10 employers have reported finding a lie on a CV, a statistic not completely unexpected with 38% of British people admitting to falsifying the document.
So, with many sections available to disguise incorrect facts, here are some of the common places that candidates attempt to pull the wool over recruiter’s eyes.
When you think about virtual reality, you may think about how it has been used in the entertainment industry, such as by enhancing the gaming experience and improving graphics in sci-fi movies.
However, virtual reality has more practical applications in everyday life and many company owners are starting to realize this. For example, companies that use Skype and similar tools to communicate regularly with remote workers could use advanced virtual reality technology for collaboration, making remote workers feel like they’re actually in the office and thus, more like a part of the team.