Online & mobile candidate sources popular among recruiters
According to the 4th Annual Report 2015 Global Recruiting Trends released by the professional networking website linkedin.com, recruiting trends are changing across the world with a considerable tilt towards online and mobile-based sources.
The report claims, “The mobile revolution is in full swing in the talent industry with both candidates and companies increasing their mobile recruiting behaviors. Mobile recruiting will continue to be a big theme in 2015.”
Among online sources, social professional networks are the fastest growing source of quality hires globally, increasing 73% over the past 4 years. Countries heavily reliant on professional networks are less reliant on staffing firms. This is a noticeable trend in countries with high usage of social professional networks. For instance, 36% of Canadian recruiters prefer to hire through the help of social professional networks as against 16% using search and staffing firms. In US, the figures are 46% and 14% respectively.
Considering the quantity of hires, internet job boards (74%) score above other sources such as company website and internal hires. The trends also vary as per the country and cultural variations. For instance, UK companies lead in usage of 3rd party staffing firms, used equally as much as social professional networks. As high as 76% companies in Netherlands consider social professional networks as a top source for quantity of hire compared to internet job boards (50%) and staffing firms (38%).
38% companies in 2014 (as opposed to 2013) believed that many candidates learn about career opportunities on mobile devices. 28% companies believed that candidates prefer to apply through mobile devices. The trend is expected to continue through the year 2015.
Despite the fact that internet job boards continues to be a preferred source for hiring, candidate profiles received from them are often random and irrelevant. This causes considerable stress and wasteful effort on part of employers. There are companies like MeraJob.in that offer a unique prescreening solution to help employers find quality candidates that are fit for the role and have high intent of joining. More details can be obtained by calling at 91-9266622544.
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