One of our core Values is Innovation and at Collingwood we are always looking at new ways to identify, attract and appoint high calibre candidates for our clients.
That said, I am not so sure how innovative the rest of the recruitment market is in adding real value to their clients. There still appears to be a huge amount of laziness, unimaginative searching for candidates in a race to make quick fees.
This article highlights some of the areas that really have changed in attracting candidates and serve as a good starting point to consider your own candidate attraction strategy.
Recruiting employees isn't the same game that it was decades ago. Instead of making cold calls and direct-referral requests, people seeking talent now have a whole host of technological tools and social networks to help them find the perfect candidate. However, along with these advancements has also come a major shift in the job market dynamic. Job seekers have the upper hand, as companies looking to hire compete with one another for the cream of the crop. Employers who haven't recognized this and adjusted their approach risk losing out on the talent they need to grow their business.