Recruiting On The Internet And The Future Of Recruiting Software

Recruiting On The Internet And The Future Of Recruiting Software

Recruiting on​ the​ Internet and the​ future of​ recruiting software
Recruiting has changed significantly in​ the​ last 25 years .​
the​ primary vehicle of​ change has been the​ Internet .​
Other driving factors are business changes and technological changes not necessarily related to​ the​ Internet .​
I​ also think we have a​ different type of​ recruiter than we did even 10 years ago.
In today’s world it​ is​ all about speed and how quickly a​ company can adapt to​ change .​
the​ professionals sought by successful businesses need to​ be found quickly and they need to​ be productive almost overnight .​
This adaptation to​ almost instant productivity expected of​ a​ new employee requires a​ high degree of​ specialization to​ a​ very specific area of​ expertise .​
Therefore,​ the​ recruiter needs a​ very fast way of​ finding professionals with the​ exact type of​ skills .​
It wasn’t too long ago when an​ employer just needed an​ accountant with experience in​ the​ retail industry .​

Today the​ employer needs an​ accountant with retail experience,​ plus experience in​ foreign markets,​ exchange rates,​ tariffs and knowledge of​ specific branded automated accounting systems .​

There is​ no time to​ bring the​ new person up to​ speed.
So,​ the​ pieces of​ the​ big global economic engine are becoming more sophisticated,​ more minute,​ more specialized and more interchangeable.
Now I​ finally get to​ my point .​
What can I​ bring to​ the​ table via recruiting software that will give our recruiting customers the​ speed and accuracy they need to​ find or​ attract these people who are becoming more and more specialized into fewer macro groups and greater micro groups?
I have looked into my rather foggy crystal ball and saw that recruiting firms with an​ active functioning web site might be the​ way of​ the​ future .​
I​ am not talking about the​ web sites I​ see today which just simply talk about what a​ great recruiting firm they are and provide x number of​ reasons why they can help someone’s career .​
Some may even post jobs and accept applications and resumes via their web site .​
I​ see recruiting web sites of​ the​ future being content driven to​ areas of​ minute specialization; i.e .​
not just doctors but neurosurgeons specializing in​ spectrography,​ not just commercial pilots but helicopter pilots,​ not just web masters but web masters with PHP and video marketing.
For right know,​ let us simply call this web site for recruiters an​ exchange where candidates of​ very specific skills and needs are drawn .​
a​ key emphasis of​ the​ exchange is​ the​ ability to​ quickly isolate very specialized and specific skills .​
If I​ know my customer base,​ the​ exchange will have to​ be highly customizable for each recruiting firm .​
Both candidates and clients will have to​ have the​ ability to​ interact with their own information .​
a​ lot of​ the​ information will need to​ be confidential and highly secure .​
But above all,​ this one to​ one interaction between candidate and client will be monitored by the​ recruiter .​
Wow,​ has the​ recruiter’s job changed or​ what!
These web sites of​ the​ future will not simply be job boards like Monster,​ Career Builder or​ Dice .​
These exchanges will be run and operated by people with the​ knowledge of​ very specialized skills .​

The biggest change I​ see coming however is​ the​ ability of​ recruiters to​ market and the​ means with which they market to​ their customers and candidates .​
Currently this marketing is​ typically in​ the​ form of​ newsletters,​ emails and phone calls .​
the​ recruiting firms of​ the​ future will learn how to​ market through their web sites via recruiting software .​
No longer will the​ recruiter be the​ headhunter .​
the​ recruiter of​ the​ future will need to​ draw these people of​ infinite specialties to​ them because they will not just be found.
Right now if​ a​ candidate was to​ search for a​ position with a​ specific skill in​ Google,​ I’m willing to​ bet that not one recruiting firm would come up on​ the​ 1st page .​
This will change as​ recruiting firms learn how to​ add value to​ their web site,​ not just in​ the​ form of​ bringing employer and employee together but by offering information valuable to​ the​ specific industry; salary,​ latest news,​ trends,​ continuing education,​ etc .​

I believe above all else that there is​ one aspect of​ the​ recruiting industry that will not change .​
It will always be a​ cottage industry of​ firms averaging from 1 to​ 5 people .​
One to​ five people can never track the​ geometrical growth and infinite expansion of​ skills .​
the​ capitol required for recruiting startup is​ so small that no one recruiting firm can ever become a​ Google,​ Microsoft or​ Yahoo .​
It is​ too easy for a​ startup to​ out compete a​ giant conglomerate recruiting firm in​ a​ specific area with little or​ no capitol investment .​
It will be even easier with good recruiting software .​

Perhaps my last article was wrong How

Recruiting On The Internet And The Future Of Recruiting Software

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