The New Era of Talent Acquisition

New era of Talent Recuitment
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Recruiting is no longer what it used to be. Fifty years ago, CVs were not even necessary because open jobs were shared through word-of mouth. But as time has gone by, talent acquisition has become a more specific and harder job for HR professionals to effectively engage the best workforce.

Nowadays, not only candidates need to have specific skills; HR specialists are also compelled to step up their game if they want to hire exceptional talent. Deeply understanding the business and acquiring an extended knowledge of their distinctive field is decisive to properly do so.

If you want to understand the market and be ready for the future, take a look at how the recruitment world has changed.

1- Future is not only about technology: The traditional way of finding talent is gradually being replaced by technology. But be careful! That doesn’t mean you’re going to get the best workforce just by letting computers do all the work for you. Sure, candidates like being able to apply to a position from the comfort of their own home or on their phone, but the use of new technology should only be seen as an aid to enhance your recruitment strategies.

2- Selective workforce: In the past, companies could afford to take their pick among hundreds of CVs coming in to fill only one position, but things have drastically changed. Most candidates nowadays are not actively searching for new jobs.Instead they like to keep an eye on new opportunities without rushing into applying to all open positions available on the market. Sometimes they may even disregard an attractive offer to take on an interesting project at their current position.

Modern workforce is characterized by its wide range of skill diversity, making each candidate unique and harder to find because of how “rare” they are in the market. This comes as a leverage for candidates who no longer have to settle for a job where they feel underpaid or underappreciated.

Health coverage, the possibility of working from home, informal dress code and even continuing education reimbursement are some of the benefits candidates look for before even considering applying to a job. In addition, they won’t hesitate to negotiate salary and other benefits to find a job that matches their expectations.

3- One for all? Not anymore: In the past, the same recruiter could seek out lawyers, accountants, salespeople, marketers and more, but that’s not the case anymore. The talent market has become so diverse that it demands specially trained professionals for recruiting in each industry.

Finally, more and more candidates start to disqualify companies just by reading a job description that is not properly written. Therefore, you should make sure to adapt to each specific position you’re trying to fill. That will make your organization look good and give you the upper hand when the time comes for them to choose to work for you or your competitors.

Long story short

Talent acquisition has changed substantially. From hiring friends or people recommended by a family member, HR has become a complicated task to carry out. Candidates are becoming harder to please and their expertise in certain fields has given them leverage to negotiate job conditions.

The labor market and its vast changes have made essential, not only for candidates but also for HR professionals, to acquire more knowledge on specific booming industries.

HR professionals now have to be specialized in the business they work for, mastering how to properly use HR Dashboards , and other technology tools is widely appreciated in the HR world to fully understand what’s happening in the organization and what kind of employees are more suitable to fill a particular position.

Juliana Posada
Online Content Creator