Hiring For The Future – The Changing World Of Online Recruitment
By Marc Fels, Director, Video Recruitment Agency - Meet The Real Me
The internet has drastically changed the way we communicate with each other on a day-to-day basis – from social networks to online shopping – and recruitment is no different. Employers can now connect with millions of potential employees across the globe by using online jobs boards, and likewise, candidates can submit their CV to apply for thousands of jobs at the click of a mouse.
While this has undoubtedly broadened the talent pool for hirers to choose from, on the flip side it can also result in an overwhelming level of...
...response, for even the smallest of companies, which can be an expensive and time-consuming process. The latest figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) show that, on average, every graduate vacancy receives 83 CVs. At Meet The Real Me, we have seen cases where the numbers have been even steeper, with some jobs attracting twice the number of applications compared to last year. The vast nature of the internet as a communication platform, coupled with the current level of competition in the job market, particularly amongst recent graduates, means employers are constantly looking for ways to make the whole process more time-efficient and less costly.
The good news for employers is that the internet has also opened up new, efficient ways for them to assess and compare applicants from the comfort of their own desk, saving them time and money in their recruitment process.
Candidates are now turning to innovative ways of getting noticed, with social media sites already changing the way they present themselves and connect with employers online. They realise that an unremarkable CV is simply not enough in this changing, highly competitive landscape, and this is why we have developed e-me: a fresh, new online tool that... continued on page two >