The Top 3 Digitised Recruitment Trends for 2016
With their unbridled thirst for success and inherent entrepreneurial skills, Generation Z entered into the job market in 2015 with a bang. In the ever-increasing digital world in which this generation thrives, recruiters have to sell their company’s ability to move with the times in order to acquire the top candidate for the position.
These new kids on the block are looking for exciting employment opportunities that will do more than merely pay the bills; job satisfaction is a prerequisite and personal growth needs to be a demonstrable investment.
What better way to show your company is progressive than through how you recruit.
Trend 1: Employee referral programmes
According to LinkedIn’s report on Global Recruiting Trends for 2016, employee referral programmes and online networking tools like LinkedIn are the latest game played by recruiters globally. Professional networks on social media platforms are becoming the top sources of quality hires in the workplace. Not only do these networks act as platforms but job applicants can expect to be selected according to their Social Media following and frequent exposure to a variety of platforms.
Trend 2: Mobile recruitment
For the approximately 2.1 billion smartphone owners globally, mobile recruitment is on the top of the list as a fast and efficient tool in the hiring process. In a recent IBM report, 70% of high quality employees say that mobile recruiting makes companies more appealing.
Trend 3: Video recruitment
Video recruitment speaks to an increasingly digitised world, where brick-and-mortar offices are making way for employees working remotely from the comfort of their own homes. This tool lends itself to lower travel costs, a wider pool of candidates and a more thorough interviewing process.
A study by Price Waterhouse Coopers indicates that almost one in three newly hired employees leave before the end of their first year. In order to keep Generation Z employees, recruiters will have to promote skill development and career growth through ongoing innovative technological applications.