The biggest challenge recruiters face today

Biggest challenge recruiters face todayRecruitment used to be a fun business, because the hiring managers were busy but only with limited resources to have candidates, the job seekers were hungry to search the jobs but they did not know to find open positions rapidly.

The hiring manager would call the recruiters to request more candidates resumes, job seekers would go to the local hiring service center to fill up an employment application form, waiting in a long line in order to meet the recruiter for a one-to-one interview, tried her/his best to leave a good impression to those recruiters who were critical for the next step recommend to the employers.

Times has changed, thanks to the new technology, internet, and social media, the hiring managers and job seekers can find each other in a much more easy way, the job fairs, job postings at a website, job searching plate form – LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, Glassdoor… you name it. These instant information flooring online greatly reduced the recruiters’ business. That is why so many recruiting companies faced out of the market in the last decade.

Does it mean there is no need for the recruiters anymore? The answer is NO. The reason is that the time cost for the hiring managers will significantly increase without the recruiters’ professional services in between. Thank about the processing cost: job posting, going through a mass volume of resumes, phone interview, interview arrangement, interview with Q&A, reference checking so on. Hiring managers can easily sink into the recruitment ocean.

However, according to the report, there is a big communication problem between the hiring managers and recruiters whom they hired:

80% of recruiters think they have a ‘high’ to ‘very high’ understanding of the jobs for which they recruit. 61% of hiring managers say that recruiters have, at best, a ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ understanding of the jobs for which they recruit

These communication problems generate extra cost and lose in the process of recruitment, and a bad recruitment causes an even higher loss.


So what is the solution for recruiters? There is nothing but listening, studying and understanding of clients, unless the recruiters really understand the employers’ culture, strategy, and business, do not jump into the rush recruitment, sharpen a knife never loss the time to cut, a blunt knife will not work regardless of how hard and how much time to cut. Also, recruiters should really spend time with the candidates, you are unable to make a magic chemical reaction happen unless you understand what you are doing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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