Written by Gareth Bushell | February 14, 2017
In 2017, the old ways of recruiting are either over or at least severely disrupted – for which you can largely thank technology.
No longer are candidates making a case for employment via paper CVs – instead, they are creating compelling brands for themselves on the likes of social media and blogs, helping to make today’s hiring a very much digital-centric practice.
Amid talk over the past year of an increasingly candidate-driven job market, it has never been more important for recruitment agencies in Ireland – and the employers that use them – to be proactive and strategic in their use of technology.
So, what are the steps that your company needs to take over the coming year to keep up with the ever-evolving HR technology landscape?
Make sure your website is thoroughly mobile-optimised
Did you know that according to one Glassdoor survey, nine in 10 jobseekers said they would use their mobile device during the job search process in the next 12 months, while 45% of jobseekers reported using their mobile device to search for jobs at least once a day?
It’s why our own highly rated recruitment software package (Fusion) enables candidates on mobile devices to easily discover, find out about and apply for the vacancies of companies like yours. Don’t miss out on this continually-expanding proportion of the candidate pool!
Promote vacancies via social media
According to one report, not only are ‘best-in-class’ companies 45% more likely to share content and job postings across social media platforms, but they are also 37% less likely to have trouble sourcing qualified candidates.
These two statistics are not completely unrelated. However, the effective promotion of vacancies on social media is no longer just about organic posting, as paid advertising has also come into its own in recent times.
Social networks’ combination of highly in-depth stored user data and advanced targeting tools makes them difficult for any technologically literate recruitment agencies in Ireland to ignore – and they are certainly central to our work here at Webrecruit Ireland.
Again, we’re referring to our Fusion recruitment suite – specifically, the ability that it gives the user to add dedicated social media modules to tailor it to their exact needs. This means that the system can be geared towards only those social networks you actually use in your recruitment process.
Recruitment and technology go hand-in-hand
While recruitment and technology have always been natural bedfellows, this has never been truer than it is now. Get in touch with our experts here at Webrecruit Ireland today about the direct sourcing assistance that we can provide to your own firm’s recruitment efforts.