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Latest HR Recruitment Strategies & Trends for 2017

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The way we recruit new talent is constantly evolving and as competition is fiercer than ever for the best talent around, it is important for all businesses to keep on top of the latest recruitment strategies and trends. As most businesses will expect, or at least hope, to be recruiting new members of staff in the near future, there should be a lot of emphasis placed on using the best recruitment strategies to help build the business. The right talent can really help to drive the business forward and the wrong choice can achieve quite the opposite. If you don’t want your business to be left behind while others scoop up all the talent, take a look at the latest recruitment strategies and trends for getting the most out of your business.

Social Media

It is no surprise that social media is top of the agenda when it comes to recruiting and there are many platforms out there to maximise your efforts. LinkedIn is the main social media platform used for recruitment, due to the professional nature of it. This social media platform is for professional interactions, rather than personal, whereas the others are a bit of both. Statistics have shown that around 79% of recruiters have made successful hires using LinkedIn. There are different methods recruiters can use to make hires using LinkedIn, including a subscription to the premier account, which has a function for searching for candidates using their job title and location, amongst other criteria. Without the premier account, you need to connect with people if you wish to send them a message. With other sites like Facebook and Twitter, you can pay for ads to promote your vacancies, comment/tweet your followers about your vacancy and interact with people to encourage interest. You can also follow relevant groups where you might pick up candidates working in the field you are recruiting for. Social networking is now the main method used to recruit candidates, above job boards, referral programs and company career websites. Businesses should also take advantage of the increase of candidates applying for jobs on their mobile phone. If your website isn’t mobile friendly, you are missing out on a potentially big (and growing!) audience.

The Passive Audience

If you’re not already doing it, it’s time to start taking advantage of the passive audience. Passive candidates are those who aren’t actively looking, but if it an interesting job is brought to their attention, they would be open to hear about it. In fact, 63% of the population would like to know about opportunities which might suit their skills and experience. Many people who are already in employment either can’t be bothered looking for an alternative or don’t really have the time and this ‘passive’ market, is definitely one for businesses to tap into. It is a much more pro-active approach than posting on a job board and sitting back and waiting for applications to arrive. However, job boards still have their place and the two can work well together. Only around 15% of those in employment would call themselves ‘super passive’, which means they are happy and not interested in hearing about other roles, so there are lots of potentially interested candidates out there, just waiting to be approached with their next dream role! You may even want to consider outsourcing the recruitment of staff to head hunters who can dedicate time on the passive market.

The Long Game

There is no quick fix when it comes to recruitment, especially if you want to make sure you find the right person. If you want candidates to come to you, you need to build a strong brand and focus on ensuring candidates have a good experience during the recruitment process. This means responding to them in a timely manner and keeping them updated on the outcome of their application. With the advance in the use of social media, there is no place to hide, so if you want to have a good reputation, you need to be prepared to make sure you have a compelling employer brand. In LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends survey, around 56% of the 4,125 leaders interviewed over 31 countries felt that building their brand was top of their agenda. A forward thinking company will constantly strive to improve their brand by asking candidates what they think of the process. Did the application process take too long? Was the interview as expected? These are all critical questions to ask candidates, in order to improve the brand going forward.

Prepare for the Millennials

The baby boomers are going into retirement, which means the millennials are ready to take on their roles. In order for the transition to be as smooth as possible, HR departments need to take responsibility for ensuring they have the necessary skills to slot into the roles. They may need additional training to get them to the right level and the motivation to progress within the company. This recruitment strategy allows current staff to move into other roles in the company and put their developed skills into good use, rather than employing someone who needs extensive training. The latter leaves gaps in key roles within the business.

Quality over Quantity

When it comes to recruitment, there is always the temptation to rush in and recruit quickly in a desperate attempt to fill a role, but this just leads to problems further down the line. It is important to invest time in the recruitment process and ensure the right person is placed into the role. If you spend time on your recruitment process, it will save money in the long run. The cost of replacing an employee is not just about the salary but also the cost of the recruitment process. There is the agency fees/cost of job adverts, as well as the time spent carrying out interviews and the cost of training. It makes more sense to recruit the right person and to devise a strategy to develop and motivate them through the business.

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