You can upgrade your company’s recruiting strategy with a wide variety of innovative recruiting solutions. Interview candidates via video, reach new networks with social media and mobile technology, and gather data to discover the effectiveness of your talent acquisition efforts. Whether you need to find skilled talent or want to expand your talent pool, you can use technology to assist all of your recruiting strategies.
Social networks continue to integrate themselves into our daily lives in new ways and with an increasing pace. Sometimes this integration is welcomed with open arms, and sometimes its reception is a bit less friendly. Such is the case with Google’s recent change to its YouTube anonymity policy. As of November 6, 2013, YouTube members can only comment on videos with a Google Plus account. Frustrated members have created a petition at change.org to voice their dissent. With over 150,000 signatures, YouTube members have expressed their desire for privacy first. Will Google’s forced integration of YouTube and Google Plus boost g+ membership or push YouTube users away into new and different platforms?Read more
Is video interviewing technology a fad or our future? Whenever I am asked this question, it makes me recall the success story of Netflix. Netflix originally wanted to partner with Blockbuster, but Blockbuster thought the Netflix concept would not last. Today, I hardly see any Blockbuster stores, while Netflix has become a household name. In other words, my take is that video interviewing technology is here to stay and will continue to evolve and be used beyond interviews and screening, such as onboarding and succession planning.Read more
For the past few years, the buzz in talent acquisition has been on improving the candidate experience. “We need to eliminate the application black hole,” they say. “Every candidate should get an explanation of why they didn’t receive an interview or offer,” the experts write. In this year’s CareerXroads Mystery Job Seeker Report, Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler conclude:
“The pace of changing online recruiting practices has, to say the least, been glacial at most companies. This paper highlights many of the same shortcomings that have plagued them for years. Yet what is particularly difficult to understand is why this continues to be the case when the fixes are straight-forward.”