The Future of Recruiting

The Future of Recruiting

The Future of Recruiting

How are employers facing the challenges of recruiting today’s candidates, who are connected like never before and have more control over how, when and where they work? The Randstad Sourceright 2015 Talent Trends Report shares tips on how to successfully and effectively recruit the workforce that organizations need to meet their growth objectives.

The report identifies a number of major trends to combating a talent shortage and skills gap, including:

1. Talent Engagement Goes Mobile

Employers must be able to deliver candidate-friendly engagement and transparency. They must also make it easy to learn about the company and to make their job applications on mobile devices. This means redefining application beyond the standard resume, whether via a LinkedIn profile or by submitting video résumés.

2. Leveraging Remote Work Arrangements

The survey found that 77 percent of respondents agree they need to create more flexible working options, such as variable hours, job-sharing or work-from-home arrangements. Not only does remote work enable employers to fill key gaps, but it also provides remote workers with greater work/life balance.

3. The Rise of the Gig Worker

Employees are demanding more control over where they work, but they also want more say in when and how much they work — leading many to become independent contractors. Such arrangements also help employers build a more agile pool of talent they can call on to assist with pressing projects, and scale back in quieter times. (Survey: 47 percent of HR leaders factor independent contracts as part of their talent acquisition strategy.)

4. The Changing Shape of MSP

Total MSP (managed services program) expenditures continue to grow. With more workers now classified as “flexible,” MSP providers are being asked to deliver greater value in addition to cost savings, by playing a greater role in the selection and management of contingent talent.

5. Impact of Mobile Devices

Overall, 79 percent of the survey’s participants report that keeping pace with rapidly evolving technology will be a challenge. So employers may start encouraging employees to take a device detox (as some companies already do), by not checking email at night and on weekends, or while on vacation.

“Technological advancements have created a new breed of worker that has more say than ever in where, when and how often they work,” says Robert Lopes, president, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Randstad Sourceright. “While this may present challenges for employers, it also opens new doors — as long as they can match the technology prowess of their employees and deliver the modern experiences they expect.”

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