The hiring process is changing. At a time when candidates search for self-fulfillment in work and businesses recognize the role of employee satisfaction and low turnover in financial success, a recruiting strategy can make or break a company’s outlook. If you’re planning on hiring in 2017, use the wealth of data available in the marketplace to optimize your strategy, partner with the right recruiters, and hire extraordinary talent.
At SmartHire, our recruiters continually search for insights into the rapidly changing industry to drive our own cutting-edge talent acquisition tools and programs. These insights from an Indeed study conducted in 2015 highlight key shifts in job seeker behavior:
- The role of “fit” in recruiting. Career management affects job seekers’ psychological health. Following personal health and family, career-related activities cause the most significant changes in an individual’s happiness and stress levels. To succeed, recruiters must find the right fit for companies and for job seekers.
Read more about fit in our article, “How to Select the Best Employees for Your Company
- The role of decision making control. In today’s world, decision makers of all kinds (job seekers, consumers, etc.) value decision making control. Around 83% of candidates want to look at all open opportunities before settling on one job offer, and over half associate higher rates of job success with independent job research. Modern recruiters strategically use content, job search support, and other inbound strategies to add value to job seekers and businesses.
- The role of constant change. Modern job seekers constantly search for new opportunities instead of remaining with one employer for years at a time. Surveys suggest that 91% continually look for new opportunities and that 65% look within 91 days of securing a new job. Popular job research methods include internet searches, job boards, company career sites, and network referrals. Recruiters can protect their business clients from high rates of turnover with a mixture of recruiting strategies and a focus on fit.
Insights about job seeker behaviors drive recruiting strategies. Continuing to concentrate on old-school recruiting strategies such as outbound-only talent acquisition can harm a business’s hiring and growth outlook. In 2017, work with a recruiting company focused on the future of recruiting. At SmartHire, we use data-driven tools and approaches to give our clients high-quality, low turnover candidates. Get to know more
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