The summer had economists from around the globe embroiled in a debate about a possible recession coming in the next few years (or months). As of October 2022, the U.S. Labor Department data put the current inflation rate at 7.7%. The recent layoffs in the tech industry are just the first of what is soon to be a string of cutbacks by companies looking to save costs. For recruiters, this means freezes in hiring and fewer openings. It will also include the uphill task of finding the best candidates for them from the coming influx of recently laid-off job seekers. Now is probably a good time to brace for tough times in the next few years in the talent acquisition industry. To survive and thrive recruiting in a recession, here are some hard truths you will need to accept.
We’ve all heard how important it is to set professional and personal goals. Developing and establishing goals keeps us motivated and moving forward in life. But not all goals are created equal. If you’re chasing goals that are too lofty, you’ll end up disappointed when you cannot reach them. Setting goals that are achievable and measurable is the key to success.
jobsearcher.com/blog7 Importances of Organizational Culture and How to Build ItThe world of work has drastically changed in the past few years. Where a good salary and a nice office might have been enough to attract talent in the past, employees today expect flexibility, growth opportunities, and a healthy work environment. In fact, 77% of applicants say they’d consider a company’s culture before applying for a job.
jobsearcher.com/blogCollaborative Recruiting: The Key to a Better Talent Acquisition StrategyTalent acquisition is a multi-stage process where candidates undergo various application steps before getting hired. The unfortunate reality is that it is a labor-intense system, with the hiring manager and recruiter often handling all of the work on their own. Ask any one of them, and you will hear about the overabundance of applications and the demanding task of filtering through them to find the best candidates. The quality of talent suffers under the weight of all that work on one person's hands. It's not easy, but as many companies are starting to realize, there is a better way. The future of talent acquisition lies in collaborative recruiting!
jobsearcher.com/blogWhat is Talent MappingEvery planner and recruiter knows that each strategic process requires a pre-strategic process. This is usually just the pre-planning phase of your master plan. Because hiring and recruiting involves many aspects of business (budgets, time, employees, planning, etc.), it is important to ask yourself a few questions to evaluate what resources you have to fulfill your hiring needs. These questions include:
jobsearcher.com/blog6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Employer BrandingCurrently, job searchers are putting extra effort into researching employers. The information they find plays a major role in whether they will pursue an opportunity with you or look for jobs elsewhere. That is why it is now more important than ever to be proactive and intentional when showcasing your workforce and workplace culture. Having a well crafted employer branding strategy can help you strategize and influence your potential candidates so they see your business in the best light. But in order to do that, you should be aware of some of the most common mistakes that employers make.
jobsearcher.com/blogInternal Recruiting: Benefits and 5 Internal Recruiting Methods to ConsiderInternal and external recruiting are nearly the same thing. The biggest difference is where candidates are sourced. There are instances where external recruiting may be the best option. However, when you are presented with the opportunity to recruit internally, you should take full advantage of the different internal recruiting methods. Initially you will find that the hiring process gets a little bit easier. Then you'll notice all the other benefits that internal recruiting offers.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Answer the Interview Question: What is Your Communication Style?As a job searcher, you probably have so many questions about job searching. However, once you've landed an interview, your excitement takes your questions to a whole new level. What will you wear? Will you know how to answer all the questions? Have you practiced giving nice firm handshakes?