In two weeks I have the pleasure of experiencing New Zealand for the first time, when I speak in Auckland at the Recruiter Hub Conference (#RHUBNZ). I am going to cover two interlinked subjects during the course of the day.
The first – The Future Of Recruitment Is Closer Than You Think – is one of those subjects that many recruiters choose to ignore. Analysts the world over, cite ‘big data’, mobility trends, ‘talentism’ as well as many other considerations, companies need to act upon with regards to recruitment. But I believe there is a ‘future reality gap’ for recruiters who have their ‘day job’ to do – recruiting for their clients. They are not worried about things that ‘might’ impact them next year or in three years time – they have problems on their own desks right now. Can you blame them?
Then I take a look at one of the new skills that needs to be embedded in future recruiters – Why Candidate Engagement Is More Than Just Being A Connection Or A Follower. It is all very good having the ability to find loads of potential candidates – but what do they represent most of the time? A longstanding record in a database, a name on a social network or just a name you have uncovered in a conversation? These are now available to anyone (who chooses to make the effort to find them) – including your clients and your competitors.
Questions for this week:
Q1) What does the future of recruitment look like? Is it really in the future or here and now? Why is there a gap?
Q2) How are you utilising technology in recruitment?
Q3) How does technology change the way we engage with candidates? How does this meet the needs of the candidate?
Q4) What does the successful recruiter of the ‘future’ look like? How are these skills going to help with sourcing scarce talent?