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Key Recruiting Trends for 2016: Using Social Media and Other Channels

In today’s highly competitive field of secretarial agencies in London, both candidates and clients need to keep their eye on developing trends in the recruiting process. Being the first in the field to use an emerging tactic gives you an edge over competitors; conversely, not keeping up with the latest trends puts you at risk of using outdated methods. Here are some expert predictions for the trends that are likely to come to the fore in 2016.

In today’s highly competitive field of secretarial agencies in London, both candidates and clients need to keep their eye on developing trends in the recruiting process. Being the first in the field to use an emerging tactic gives you an edge over competitors; conversely, not keeping up with the latest trends puts you at risk of using outdated methods. Here are some expert predictions for the trends that are likely to come to the fore in 2016.

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Social Media

The recent strong push for diversity recruiting has led to many firms using anonymous resume screening and blind interviewing, in order to avoid unconscious bias. While this is fine for the preliminary stages of CV reviewing, many clients now request an automatic screening of an applicant’s social media profile before they are invited for interview, and, for this, a name is required.

Selling Skills as a Priority

With the growth of the Internet and social media, it has become much easier for candidates to find a job that matches their skills. When it comes to looking for vacancies through secretarial recruitment agencies in London, candidates will need to prioritise selling their skills to catch the attention of a prospective employer.

Increasing Use of Video

Ignore the growing use of video at your peril: video represents 64% of internet traffic and many companies are using video of existing employees to attract new recruits. With the proliferation of smartphones, top London firms can attract high-value recruits with customised recruitment videos. Deloitte started this trend by getting 2000 employees to shoot short videos showing the fun side of working for this company.

Exciting Job Description

Optimise your job descriptions to improve their selling capability. Dull and poorly written job descriptions will deter many candidates, and giving misleading information about a job can have the consequences of high staff turnover and increasing a client’s costs. It is worth conducting research to see how your job descriptions compare with those of your competitors. Video job descriptions can be very successful in giving a more exciting impression of a job than a written description ever can.

Both job candidates and employers can glean new information on the best ways they can achieve their goals, especially with help from secretarial agencies in London like RMS Recruitment.

Sources:
Recruiting Trends For 2016 And Their Supporting Best Practices, ERE Media
Global Recruiting Trends 2016, LinkedIn

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