Too Many Resumes, Too Few Qualified Candidates
From an outside perspective, it may be hard to understand why employers are reporting that they can’t find the right people to hire. The amount of resumes and applications that organizations are receiving from individuals looking for work can be daunting. So, interest in an open position isn’t the problem. It’s the quality of candidates applying who aren’t educated or qualified enough for the role that frustrates employers and creates a situation where only one in two are saying they can find the right talent.
A skilled labor shortage, too much static to sort through to find quality candidates quickly, and the cost of a bad hire looming overhead are weighing on talent acquisition professionals who are being pressured, now more than ever, to find the right talent. What can aid in eliminating this frustration and help create an efficient talent acquisition process?
One answer is technology – I’m sure you’ve heard this before. There isn’t ONE right answer. What if we combined talent, technology and culture to help narrow the talent pool and identify qualified applicants? Organizations need to start by evaluating the tools currently being used. Then, employers need to ask themselves these questions: Is the right technology being used to streamline the hiring process? Are applicants engaged and communicated to in a timely fashion? Are automation tools leveraged as appropriate? Are the right screening and assessments being used to identify talent for the position? Is culture taken into consideration to ensure fit between the organization and the individual?
In an HCI webcast we discuss how to identify quality candidates quickly and beat the competition, how to lower the cost per hire and increase employee engagement - All critical aspects of winning the new war for talent and 100% achievable with the right tools and strategy!