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2013 is set to be the year that, well, just about everything goes mobile – from shopping to making reservations and paying bills to networking. One area of the business world that is positioned right in the vortex of this change is recruitment. Put simply, as the world goes mobile – and, with it, candidates – recruitment must follow.
In fact, there are five key mobile hiring trends recruiters must know about when developing their hiring strategies for 2013 and beyond.
College. The institution without which we would be robbed of classics like National Lampoon’s Animal House, Old School, Revenge of the Nerds, Tommy Boy, and Real Genius (which filled many of us with the false notion that ice parties are a regular college event). College isn’t just about fraternity shenanigans, campus streaking, and nerd victories, though — many believe a college education isn’t just a nice-to-have in today’s workforce, but a necessity.
In a post last week following the release of CareerBuilder’s Global Skills Gap Study, I discussed how companies are taking a proactive approach to the skills gap and talent shortage. It’s encouraging to see companies take it upon themselves to find solutions to these challenges, but what’s even more impressive is the different approaches they’re finding to do so.
Are candidates saying “whatever” to your job postings? Fear not, because if coming-of-age teen films like The Breakfast Club, She’s All That or Clueless have taught the world anything, it’s that sometimes the smallest adjustments can have the most jaw-dropping, “can-you-believe-this-it’s-not-butter?” effects.
Your job postings are no exception: You’d be surprised what just a few small changes can do to boost their job candidate traffic and EOI.
According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 38 percent of U.S. companies say they have experienced negative implications from extended job vacancies, citing less effective business performance, lower quality work, lower morale and higher employee turnover.
A talent community is another one of those explosive social media/talent management cocktails that are supposed to set the HR world alight. They haven’t quite done that yet – and it’s not to say they won’t – but for the moment talent communities are still in their embryonic stages and finding their feet and true home in the talent management process.
CareerBuilder’s recently released Global Skills Gap Study, indicates just how far-reaching the skills gap is – and just how important it is that companies work in collaboration with the government and educational system to decrease this gap.
Taking a proactive approach to the skills gap and talent shortage is a message CareerBuilder has been pushing since last year, with the launch of its Empowering Employment initiative.