- The hiring process has slowed, but chiefly because candidates are much more cautious about the companies they consider, according to Ramnath Banerjee, founder of InfiDigits Web Solutions and contributor for Recruiting Daily. In addition, company review sites provide candidates more transparency through insight as to what to expect during the recruitment process.
- Fortunately, recruiters can streamline their processes by tapping into some emerging trends for talent search and acquisition, including: predictive analytics, customer relationship management solutions and employee referral programs to reel in the right talent.
- A LinkedIn report claims 70 million, or 23% of their members changed jobs during 2014. Banerjee advises recruiters to use social networking resources and analytical data to focus on the best talent, while remembering employer brand holds value for a potential recruit, specially as more professionals are looking for greater flexibility and leadership opportunities.
These trends are not exactly new, but they are increasing in scope as recruiters start to focus on candidates' total experience. It makes sense to use analytics to track the behaviors of LinkedIn members since they are among those who care the most about their careers and reputations.
Particularly worth pursuing is the predictive nature of recruitment analytics — understanding candidate behaviors and then offering opportunities that tap into the needs of high performance pros. When recruiters understand what motivates candidates, they can then find ways to sweeten job offers.