It’s easy to see how the recruitment industry has changed since the era of applying for a job in person. We think it’s old-fashioned to circle a job ad in a local newspaper because it reflects a different time and a much different generation.
That being said, even over the past few years, talent acquisition and recruitment have changed significantly. Modern recruitment systems have changed the way contractors, job seekers, and recruiters engage with each other and with future job opportunities. Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep up with the times.
With that in mind, here are 5 examples of how recruitment continues to change and evolve, and how you can keep current in this industry.
1. Cut down on manual applications
Gone are the days of complex and manual application processes. There are faster, simpler ways to apply for roles you are interested in. Job seekers want to be able to apply for jobs from the comfort of the couch. Companies have technical systems and databases that allow you to do just that. There may be manual processes involved in getting onto their systems, but even that is being streamlined.
Recruitment is speeding up, not slowing down. This means that you need to work with the systems that are in place. Yes, creating a profile in each system may be time consuming, but it will be well worth it when you get that interview. This doesn’t mean that you can take a passive attitude to this process; you still need to tailor your information to the jobs you apply for.
2. More visibility for roles you’re qualified for
These advanced digital tools help recruiters quickly search through new applicants and the existing candidates in their database. They are better able to match the skills you possess to the tasks a position will need.
The beautiful thing about these systems is they allow you to update your profile and edit your existing details. This allows your information to be more visible to recruiters for roles that are best suited to your career goals.
3. Increasing contract assignments
Studies find that the global freelancer and contract worker market is experiencing sustainable growth year over year. Pair this with rising demands for highly skilled individuals, and you can see how the recruitment industry will continue to change.
Available contracts may not even be in the same country as you are. Many jobs don’t need you to be in the office. You just need to be able to access the information you need. With the rise of dependable systems, remote work is becoming increasingly common.
When you are nearing the end of your current contract, keep in mind that you need to begin the process of looking for your next opportunity. Though technology automates a big part of the process, the responsibility for this still falls to you.
4. Diversity in skill
While being a subject matter expert is still highly desirable, it is becoming increasingly important to diversify your skillset. As AI automates many systems, jobs that exist today won’t in 5 years. This doesn’t mean that jobs are disappearing. Instead, it means that they are evolving. New jobs are being created every day, and you need to make sure that you have the knowledge these roles require.
As companies turn to larger contractor workforces, the importance of increasing your skills becomes your responsibility. This can take many forms. Continuing education, online courses, and requesting to work on special projects to add to your knowledge base. Education is incredibly important for technical skills, but experience is just as vital.
5. Technology and Artificial Intelligence
From pre-screening videos, automated job board posting, social media updates, to matching algorithms, we can see the industry changing. Artificial Intelligence is spreading into every aspect of recruitment. While this may sound like the robots are taking over, these tools actually allow a recruiter to connect with you faster. All these features work in conjunction to find the best candidate for the job.
Remember, while embracing these changes, you can still add your personal touch. Even though recruitment is more automated, the personal aspect will never disappear.
Invested in doing things differently in recruitment through tech
Through digital advances, Energy Resourcing has adapted to meet the recruitment changes our candidates and clients demand with our new digital recruitment platform ION4.0.
ION4.0 is an entirely new, technology-driven platform that has digitised our business’s core recruitment and contractor management aspects. As a result, ION4.0 enables us to streamline our operations, speed up your career growth and assure long term work sustainability for all of our contractors.
Our team always loves helping candidates and contractors find roles that are a good fit and will be long term assets to their careers. Let’s work together to make your career the success it should be. Energy Resourcing runs on ION4.0!