The talent market today is dynamic and in flux. As human resources and talent acquisition leaders we need to be prepared to address changes head on, especially in order to be able to tackle what’s NOT working.
At the end of last year, Sevenstep commissioned a job search study through The Harris Poll to find out more about the likes and dislikes of U.S. employees and job seekers.
When asked to select all that apply when considering which parts of looking for a new job they like the least, we found that:
· 41 percent of employees and job seekers said going through multiple interviews is their least favorite part of looking for a new job
· 33 percent said going through lengthy interviews is their least favorite part
· 32 percent said waiting for feedback after an interview and knowing where they stand in the interview process is their least favorite part
· 30 percent said filling out/submitting applications is their least favorite part
· 29 percent said the length of the hiring process from applying to receiving an offer is their least favorite part
· 28 percent said writing or updating their resume is their least favorite part of looking for a new job
Conversely, 9 in 10 of those same employees and job seekers (92%) shared that they have a dream job in mind, and 84 percent reported feeling confident in their ability to find a job. The barriers in the job search and apply process have not historically curbed confidence levels or the willingness of employees and job seekers to participate in those processes. But, as recent events have shown us, as senior-level HR and TA leaders, while it is imperative to have long-term vision and plans in place it is equally as important to have short-term flexibility and a level of nimbleness to respond to changing talent needs.
In this webcast, we will cover what’s NOT working in today’s TA environment, as well as provide prescriptive solutions, both short- and long-term, to address changing talent trends.