Human resources departments count hiring employees among their responsibilities. This is why they track employment trends and the ways in which new employees expect that process to go. Technology has undoubtedly forever altered the way that hiring happens. Those who know what they are doing see this not as a threat to themselves but rather as an opportunity for growth.
Job seekers now have more information about the companies they want to join than they did in the past. Cobraguard.net reminds us of this important fact by saying the following:
The recruiting game has changed. These days, applicants know everything about your company from online sources, and you may know just as much about them. Leverage your website and corporate social media sites to paint the intended picture, using videos, success stories, and blog articles so potential applicants gain an authentic understanding of your corporate culture.
This is a challenge and call to action for all companies seeking to hire the best employees. They need to put out their best face. A solid online image is sure to attract more top quality employees. It is the digital face of the company.
Playing The Expectations Game
For a number of years employers could pretty well count on employees accepting just about any wages and hours that they could get. The heavy recession made it difficult for many employees to demand much from their employers. Times are starting to change a little now with the recession slowly easing off. This means employees expect more in the way of wages and benefits.
Employers can get ahead of these expectations in a way and try to manage them. It is perfectly fine to offer good benefits, but manageable of expectations does matter.
Utilize All Available Technologies
Everyone is using more technology than ever. Employees are very mobile and flexible in terms of communication. Companies may now select to communicate with potential new hires via their cell phones and texting. It is an option that was impossible and even a foreign concept until recently, but it has been catching on as of late.
Contact us for more trends to take note of and adapt to as time goes on.