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The recruitment world continues to change at a rapid pace. Gone are the days of only meeting applicants in person and leafing through piles of paper resumes. Technology continues to change how recruiters find top talent, how companies approach hiring and how candidates look for jobs, creating a number of challenges for modern recruiters.
Figuring out the best ways to connect with hiring companies and top talent in person and online and providing a unique experience in a highly competitive industry is important for success.
Here are 4 of the top challenges modern recruiters face today:
It seems like new recruiting technology is coming to market all the time. Just when you get adjusted to the latest recruiting tools and digital recruiting strategies, something new changes the game. Recruiters need to dedicate time and effort into learning new technology, staying on top of emerging trends, and finding the best ways to use technology in the recruiting process.
Many hiring managers become so focused on finding the perfect candidate, the one who checks every single box in the application, that they miss out on other top talents. To remedy this challenge, recruiters need to develop their relationships with hiring managers and communicate the importance of working collaboratively, sharing information, and setting proper expectations when looking to hire.
With competition always increasing in the recruiting industry, recruiters need to invest in strategies and techniques to help them stand out and get the attention of job seekers and hiring managers. Having a strong online presence, differentiating from other recruiters, and marketing yourself in a way that makes you unique will help you stand out.
Recruiting isn’t just about recruiting anymore. Modern recruiters are job search experts, content providers, and coaches and trainers for hiring managers and job seekers. Developing a reputation as an industry expert adds to your professional brand presence and will help you create more business.
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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Financial Services & Insurance, Marketing Communications & Media, Emerging Tech & Telecom, Consumer Goods & Retail, B2B & Industrial, Technology, Accounting & Finance, and HR & Operations. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.
Riel is a Director of Client Services with IQ PARTNERS where he recruits across the full scope of multiple lines of business, with a particular focus in Financial Services & Insurance, IT, Human Resources, and Real Estate Services.