The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has seen some fundamental shifts in the digital tech talent market. The recruitment environment continues to change and evolve reflecting new ways that technology businesses operate. What should recruiters and human resources look out for over the coming year to ensure they recruit the best talent at the lowest cost in the shortest time.
Most business have had to adapt quickly to the changing environment by implementing more web-based solutions and services as physical office and retail spaces become less important. This has resulted in more e-commerce business services and online support which in turn requires more digital tech talent to implement these changes. The demand for digital tech talent will remain strong this year and there are important factors to consider when embarking on recruitment of this talent.
Talent is no longer restricted to the city, region or country that an organisation operates in. Many employees have had to work from home or remotely and this has the potential to open up lager talent pools to choose from. There can be challenges in recruiting talent from overseas to work remotely because of differences in educational standards and the reliability of references along with other factors like working hours and language difficulties. However, with a sensible strategy these issues can easily be overcome.
Employment Contract Terms.
The days of a permanent full time employment contracts may be numbered and anyone working in digital tech may be used to a variety of employment options. Fixed term contracts or other forms of freelance employment based on project work have become much more popular. Providing a flexible approach to employment can be attractive to potential talent because until a candidate is interviewed it’s difficult to know what their preferred employment terms will be.
Competition and Retention.
With an increase in demand for digital tech skills the biggest challenge for recruiters is sourcing the right talent within set budgets and in given timescales. Human resources and recruiters will need to keep up to speed on salary and working condition trends to ensure their open roles remain competitive. This competitive employment market can lead to retention issues too so any employment terms offered need to incorporate more flexibility.
Managing Talent and the Recruitment Process.
The traditional manual recruitment processes have almost disappeared and been replaced by tech hiring tools. This market has been developing and changing with the pace of change probably continuing this year. Human resources and recruiters can potentially increase the efficiency of their recruitment process by embracing such technology. Whether it’s an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) used by an in-house human resources team or a Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) solution used by a recruitment agency they all offer functionality across the entire recruitment and selection process that helps to reduce the cost of hiring as well as speeding up the entire process.
One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to deliver more efficient recruitment without bias is Hire Digital. A start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their ATS and CRM software platforms give digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally.
Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.