In part one, we covered how improving your hiring process by focusing on the candidate experience is a sure-fire way to progress your overall employee experience, which in turn will keep top talent sticking around.
With the rise of artificial intelligence and automation, many industries are facing talent shortages right now and will continue to do so over the next decade or so. And current studies and research indicate that the skills gap is widening and that this will cost companies over $8.5 trillion in economic opportunity.
It’s a candidate-driven market, which means jobseekers are in the driver’s seat and demanding more than just a higher salary. Jobseekers expect their employer to provide personal fulfillment and meaning. If your employees do not feel supported, aren’t learning new skills for the future, or are disengaged with their work, they will seek employment elsewhere.
In 2019 and beyond, you’ll want to look for the six things listed below when you’re considering job candidates.
In yesterday’s post, we noted the fact that trying to assess whether a candidate will be a good cultural fit for the organization is both difficult and important. Sometimes finding the right fit is even more important than finding the right skill set. We also noted that this assessment goes both ways—while the employer is assessing […]
Ensuring a job applicant is a good cultural fit is one of the main tasks employers are seeking to accomplish during the interview process. It is often seen as being just as important, if not more important, than having the right skill set and experience. After all, many things can be taught, but if someone’s […]
Now that 2019 has arrived, recruiters and HR professionals should be thinking about ways to shift their focus to new and innovative techniques that will enhance their recruitment outlook. The times are a-changin’, and different interviewing practices can save recruiters time and money, ultimately helping them find the best candidate faster with less hassle. Are […]
At the end of the day, you can only tell so much from someone’s credentials. You need to understand how the person thinks—and how you think. Surprisingly enough, neuroscience can be a great help in that regard. After all, the more we know about and understand the human brain, the better equipped we will be to optimize our talent acquisition process.
It goes without saying that there is an issue attracting and retaining talent. We’ve heard it countless times this year, and it doesn’t look like current talent issues will be resolved any time soon. With that being said, if you’re looking to recruit talent for leadership roles and aren’t having any luck, maybe it’s time […]
*Editor’s Note: At the time of this interview, Amazon had yet to announce its new HQ2 location. However, on November 13, Amazon announced that New York City and Arlington, Virginia, will be the locations of its second headquarters. Rumors are flying about Amazon’s likely next location (or locations) for its second headquarters (HQ2). James Davis, the editor of […]