Hiring in the Digital Age
Generations to come will be digital natives and even hiring practices are becoming more digital. One out of two working-age adults in the United States have registered for websites centering on hiring liked LinkedIn and Career Builder.
Today’s job seeker can see opportunities everywhere. If you have an opening and take too long to respond or make it difficult to apply, they’ll quickly pass it up for another job opening. This is only the first problem many employers are experiencing with the digitalization of the hiring process.
As millennials enter the workplace, their expectations about the hiring process differ from those of previous generations. While the use of social networks and other digital profiles has opened a wider talent pool for recruiters, it takes longer to research candidates. This takes hiring managers away from their number one responsibility: hiring!
While these digital platforms will never replace the gut instinct a recruiter has about identifying the perfect candidate, it’s imperative to stay on top of these technological trends.
Here is some advice on how to keep up in the digital age:
- Stay on top of the trends. The only way we can re-invent business is to keep up!
- Be the customer. Put yourself in your client’s shoes since they’re the end-user of the technology. It will help drive the right decisions for your business.
- Go back to “school”. Carve out an hour to do research and teach yourself- all leaders are readers!
- Get out of the office. Attend seminars, speak to experts, and be in the “know” or “thick” of things.
It’s be said that hard skills are primarily responsible for getting you the job. But it’s the soft skills keep you there and get you promoted. Don’t underestimate the value of soft skills in a candidate or employee. Long term, these abilities become more important than what might look good on a pre-screening interview.
These new digital platforms can only be efficient if there is an integrated system to manage potential candidates. Let us take the guess-work out of this process. Contact Artemis today for a free consultation– we can help you stay up to date with your hiring practices in the age of digitalization.