As the New Year draws near, it is a great time to think about the ways your company is prepared for growth and success in 2018. Instead of passively waiting to see what happens in the industry, you can make changes that will have a positive impact on your company. If you are preparing to hire new employees, then you need to implement recruiting strategies that will bring in the talent that you need for future growth.
Here are a few recruiting trends that we anticipate to see in 2018:
Social Media is More Important Than Ever
People spend a lot of time online, and this information can be a valuable tool for managers and recruiters. Not only can social media be used during the interview process, but it is also a platform where people can find work opportunities to match their needs.
If you aren’t using social media in your recruiting strategy, then now is a great time to start. Look for places where you can post job openings, such as LinkedIn or social media groups. Also, don’t be afraid to do an online search to find more information about potential candidates.
Job candidates are becoming more particular about the companies that they want to join. So, the candidate experience needs to be catered to ensure that people have a good experience when applying for a job. More of the application tasks are moving online, making it easier than ever for people to submit their applications.
Remember that the candidate experience will impact your company branding. As a result, your internal company culture will be affected by the way new hires are treated. It will be difficult to establish a strong brand for your company if candidates aren’t treated the right way. So, look for options to streamline the process from application to onboarding.
In the past, many job descriptions were based on the skill sets that candidates needed to bring to the company. Now, job descriptions are changing. Instead of offering specific skills, candidates need to show that they can produce results that will support the company goals.
These results can vary, depending on the job that is open. Consider the performance results that will be measured after the employee is hired. Then, cater the job description around these details.
Having a great software program is an important part of streamlining the hiring process. If you want to build a successful 2018, then you need to talk to the experts in the industry: our team here at AgileHR.