When was the last time you updated your recruitment process? What about your job descriptions? Today’s top talent have high expectations and in order to attract them, you need to have some tricks up your sleeve. Some of the latest trends in the recruitment process involve creating more exciting job descriptions, streamlining your selection process, and optimizing your career site for mobile users.
“Talent acquisition has become a seller’s market.” – Laura Kerekes, ThinkHR
A dull, boring job description is one of the easiest ways to turn away many candidates. Today’s top employees want exciting jobs and when they see a job description that is anything but exciting, they assume that the job is just as dull and boring as the description. Here’s some options for livening up your recruitment process.
While a thorough and exciting traditional job description may be sufficient, catering to today’s tech oriented recruits in a new and more engaging way can help you get the top hires you desire.
Your screening process for candidates should be roubust enough to ensure that you find and hire the most appropriate candidates. But being effective in today’s fast-paced world, means making the process quick. Top hires know their worth and are fully aware of the opportunities available to them, likely within as few as 10 days. In order to get the chance to connect with them, make sure to have.
Job seekers rely on mobile devices to find jobs; 90% of them use their phone at some point in their search. Unfortunately, half of those searching for a job think it is too difficult to apply for jobs via a mobile device and one in four candidates avoid applying altogether if the job listing or company’s site is not optimized for mobile devices. To make the recruitment process a more pleasant experience for mobile users, try these tips:
A mobile-friendly website is one that has a slimmed-down version of your regular website with your most important content available for mobile users. This is a good option for businesses with large websites, who can’t quite commit to a fully mobile-optimized website…yet. If this is the case for your business, make sure one of those “most important” areas featured is your career section.
A fully-optimized website is designed to be read – and look good – on all smaller screens, particularly on smart phones. Design features can include:
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