The IPL 2018 series has become the topic of conversation at every table all the way from office desks to dinner tables. I am taken a back from the time my grandfather would actually invest days in following test match cricket series. Things certainly changed and for the better with a younger generation getting one day series. But for someone like me T20 is perfect.
I still remember watching the first session of cricketers auction at the beginning of this yearly Cricket Fest that swept over the nation. It seems like change is a part of human existence. After all, even the Kardashian’s know that you need to keep up with them. Why should hiring be monotonous?
Generations change, technology develops so does the way people think and polish their personalities. Its’ time the recruitment world kept up with the changing trends in Hiring.
If you are updating yourself with the changing trends or looking to get a foothold as a recruiter, then take a quick read into the new trends.
- Accommodating the New Comers:
Every year you will find graduates and post graduates getting launched into different industries. Always, remember that there is plenty of jobs and new projects in the market and all you need to do is get those requirements. So that, there is room enough for the experienced and the freshers to grow and promote the projects, skills and development simultaneously. So, don’t rule out on freshers yet, at least not unless the requirement specifies.
- Global change in Trends:
It’s common notion that you either have to think and plan either local, global and at times glocal. In this case, it’s something similar, unless there is a clear niche skilled technical requirement it is important that you be flexible that people with certain education can multi task and end up with a thriving career in another field. A, B.Com graduate can end up being a Sr. recruiter for an IT consulting firm. This is because that individual can understand technical requirements better than someone with an engineering background. This is the new trend simply because it is more about following your interest rather than just going by the norm. So, be accommodative when you are hiring after all this is the global change in trend.
- Keep a check on the conversion rates from sourcing to offers:
With the growing number of freshers each year and people changing careers, it is important that you keep the ratio of conversion rates clear, when you are hiring. Remember, it is always in the ratio of 10:1, i.e. for every 10 candidates that turn up for the interview it is just 1 that gets offered. When you are looking at 10 candidates turning up for the interview, it strolls back to 45 profiles sourced for a single position to 25 profiles shortlisted to 15 – 18 interview scheduled. So, if you are new or are struggling with the changing trends and are unable to close maximum positions on a deadline, Don’t Stress! You can always reach out to staffing solutions firm for assistance and support.
If you are finding it hard to close some niche positions or are unable to have a good turn up at interview drives than staffing services can be you timely help. In my career the difficult positions in recruitment were the niche skilled requirements that need to be closed under a deadline of few days and contract positions that are project based. In such situations it is always important to play it safe by looking into contract staffing and permanent staffing solutions.
If you are passionate about recruitment or are returning to career after a sabbatical or simply looking for a change of career then, you can always try being an HR Recruiter. If you are from IT background then, a career as an IT Recruiter can be your option.