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The Cutting Edge of Recruitment

Which recruitment method is more cost effective than a traditional recruitment agency, shortens the recruitment cycle, increases the likelihood that candidates will accept your job offer, and improves the likelihood that new employees will stay with your company? In two words: “Social Recruiting”.

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RECRUITERS ARE URGED NOT TO IGNORE THESE 2016 GLOBAL RECRUITING TRENDS


It’s a great time to be in recruitment. The need and demand for talent is massive and continues to increase. This year, recruiters are going to have to take an even more strategic and technical approach to talent acquisition and differentiate themselves from competitors if they want to succeed.

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Online recruitment trends to look out for in 2016

There is no denying that online recruitment continues to grow, both in terms of the number of positions advertised and new job seekers signing up. At Careers24 we saw a 25% increase in the number of jobs posted in 2015 compared to the year before and we had 244 000 new candidate registrations. Here are my predictions of some trends we can expect to see from these users this year:

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A DEGREE WON’T GUARANTEE YOU A JOB


Many graduates assume that just because they have a qualification from a first-rate higher education system, they’ll be able to walk into a job of their choice.  This, however, is not the case. A degree will not correct spelling mistakes on a CV and will not excuse poor interviewing skills.

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RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE TRENDS TO CONSIDER IN 2016


While it is unknown what the workforce and workplace will look like half a century from now, there are a number of trends which are likely to be adopted and grow in popularity in 2016.

This is according to Kay Vittee, CEO of Kelly and Quest who notes that the increasing uptake of these trends enable businesses and the staffing and recruitment industry to develop and implement new strategies to remain competitive and attract and retain top talent in an ever evolving market.

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The rise of the digital recruitment strategy


Paper-based CV’s are losing prominence as the tendency to recruit via social media becomes more prevalent in South Africa. Pierre Aurel, strategic product manager, e4 Strategic, a specialist provider of electronic technology solutions and services, says that the rise of digital recruitment is no more a trend, but rather a business norm.

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COMPETITION FOR HUMAN CAPITAL TO DRIVE NEW GENERATION RECRUITMENT

In addition to economic uncertainties and financial pressures, employers face a growing challenge of availability, competition and retention of skilled workers.


This is according to KC Makhubele, President of the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), who notes that human capital is arguably the most valuable asset within any organisation and finding the perfect employees - to feed into this pool of talent - is becoming more competitive than ever before.

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A quick guide to recruitment lingo

I remember when I started working as a Talent Acquisition Specialist, at It’s About People, and how hard it was to learn all the new terminologies that come with this industry! I also had to understand these new words which was tough as I had come from a very non corporate background where I could not even read or understand my own payslip! If I look back now on my two year recruitment career, I can’t believe how much I have learnt and grown. I am now even the salary expert on our team.

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5 Recruitment Myths: Your talent acquisition strategy could be harmed

Most companies understand that they will not succeed unless they recruit and retain the best possible talent. Yet many organisations still cling onto ideas about recruiting employees that are outdated or just plain wrong.

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