3 Recruitment Trends Transforming the Process of Talent Acquisition

    Be it an IT firm or a manufacturing unit, hiring right talent has always been at the forefront of making a business successful. However, in the last few years, hiring has become much more critical as many companies are competing against each other for recruiting the same talent. In order to win this war, companies have to anticipate and adopt the latest recruiting trends. Fortunately, these latest changes in the recruitment process outsourcing industry have been helping businesses in making their recruitment process much more cost-effective, practical and easy to adopt, than incorporating hologram interviewers.

    Here are the top three trends changing the way recruitment industry works to find and recruit the top talent for any organization:

    Shifting From Resumes to Social Professional Networks

    There are a number of social professional networks, like LinkedIn, DOOSTANG, Fast Pitch and many others, where RPO agencies can find right candidate for their client’s organizations. According to the LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report, “Quality of hire is the most valuable hiring metric, followed by time to fill.”

    In the report, LinkedIn also revealed that social professional networks are the recruiters’ best bet for filling job vacancies. These networks have become one of the finest and most cost-effective ways of hiring talent from across the globe. The use of social professional networks has shot up by 73 percent over the past 4 years.

    Capitalize on Passive Candidates

    Passive candidates are always considered as the best quality candidates. In fact, passive professionals are those candidates who are succeeding at their jobs and not looking for new opportunities currently. However, that doesn’t mean they’re not worth adding to your talent database, you must consider them anyway. In fact, with 75 percent of already employed professionals categorizing themselves as “passive” candidates, it’s crucial to capitalize on the passive candidates to hire the quality talents for your jobs. Reaching out to them via their social professional networks, with attractive offers keeping in mind their work experience, is sure to get your task done easily and efficiently.

    Video Interview

    Video technology has become an integral part of today’s hiring process. Nowadays, more than 60% of 500 companies surveyed by Office Team have been using video conferencing in their hiring process. No surprise, that there are a number of candidates who respond better on visual communication. Video interviews enable candidates sitting across the world to be interviewed at a more personal level. Video conferencing technology creates a convenient interview environment for passive candidates.

    All of these above methods are faster, cheaper and more convenient than a face-to-face interview. By understanding these trends, businesses can ensure that they are attracting, engaging and hiring the best talent they need to succeed today and tomorrow.

    Abhinav Girdhar

    Founder and CEO of Profit By RPO, Abhinav Girdhar, has 12+ years of experience in the world of recruitment market and entrepreneurship. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Westminster, London, Abhinav has led Profit by RPO global efforts for the last 8 years specialising in overseas recruitment. Profit By RPO has been responsible for companies recruiting top talent in the market. Under his leadership, today, Profit By RPO is recognised as one of the top hiring companies in the world.

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