Many hiring trends come and go, while some others recruiters tend to stick to forever. There are trends with the skill sets of candidates being hired, the means used to hire, and even the steps actual hiring process. To increase their success, job seekers should be aware of these trends.
To get an expert view on current and future hiring trends, we asked Christa Shapiro, a Regional Vice President with Adecco Staffing US, for her thoughts.
Most hiring trends and recruiters’ preferences come and go, while some tend to stick around for what seems like forever. These trends may include candidates’ skills sets, the means recruiters use to hire, and even the steps in actual hiring process.
In order to have the best possible chance to hear “you’re hired!” candidates must know the current preferences and trends…
There is some truth to the rumor that, for many companies, hiring does slow down from June until the end of August. However, this is less about the needs of an organization slowing, or a seasonal hiring freeze going into effect. The simple truth is that many people take vacation time in the summer, and that often complicates the process of coordinating interviews, team meetings, and other administrative approvals needed to bring on a new hire.
You might be tempted to wait until September to pick your search back up… don’t!
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You probably know happy couples who met online. For every happy couple, however, there are 10 horror stories of people showing up 15 years older or 50 pounds heavier than in their picture.
E-recruiting, much like E-dating, has many success stories. The sad part about recruiting, though, is that we don’t get to date the winners very long; as recruiters, we give the best matches to the hiring manager… and then we start searching for “the one” all over again.
Here’s more insight into the recruiting process (and a little advice on how to make it to the second date).
Traditionally companies drew from the pool of viable applicants on career sites and job boards.
Today, recruiters and employers are utilizing employee referrals to find the most qualified applicants. Your current employees may hold the key to the perfect candidates.
Check out this interesting infographic from Jobvite. It shows how statistically, referred candidates offer several advantages to employers over those who apply through “outside sources.