Talent Acquisition is Changing and it’s being Driven by Candidates.

Recruiters and hiring managers have always considered themselves to be in powerful positions having the say over an applicant’s potential future with an organisation. In 2021 there is a shift taking place in the recruitment industry and it’s partly being driven by candidate behaviour not recruitment agencies or human resources teams.  

The traditional recruitment and selection process will change beyond recognition soon and the driving force behand this is how candidates apply for jobs. As the job boards become more exposed in mainstream media about how they actually work talents are becoming mistrustful of these recruitment methods. When it is being widely reported that only 5% of job applications for a job board advertisement even gets read why would anyone even apply. 

Anyone looking for a job in 2021 has started doing their own research online and in social media to build networks and find opportunities in a more direct way. This makes sense when you consider the alternative of applying for a vacancy advertised on a job board where they have to register their details, make a tailored application only to be redirected to the recruiting company’s own recruitment site where they have to re-input all their application data yet again. After investing several hours to apply the candidate then finds out that only 5% of applications even get viewed. Recruiters get around this by stating that only successful candidates will be contacted. Candidates have had enough of these outdated practices and will start looking at more productive routes to vacancies 

What can hiring managers and recruiters do to manage this potential trend as applications form suitable candidates starts to dry up. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the start-up digital tech sector where open tech roles can be very difficult to fill. A more intelligent and efficient method is required and that’s where AI (Artificial Intelligence) hiring tech can really help. Such solutions are becoming more widely available and they help to identify qualified talent who are shortlisted without the need for wastage from hundreds of applications.  

One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to ensure more efficient recruitment using any channel 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 talent management software platform gives 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.