Do you ever feel like you’re constantly playing catch up? You know, like when it feels like you and your team are continually putting out fires instead of working on long-term goals? That’s how recruitment professionals feel nowadays. Between changes in technology, social media, and the workforce as a whole, recruiters have their work cut out for them!
Here are some common worrisome challenges faced by modern recruiters.
1) A Wide Applicant Pool Without the Right Qualifications
The current job market has a vast pool of applicants for every position. For example, suppose you need to hire an accountant specializing in tax accounting. In that case, the chances are that you would get hundreds of resumes from general accountants and people who haven’t touched a bookkeeping ledger since high school. The problem is not just having too many unqualified applicants but also wading through them. This takes up precious time and money that you can invest elsewhere, like finding the right talent or automating processes for better efficiency!
2) A Delayed and Monotonous Hiring Process
It’s no secret that today’s hiring process is often long and drawn out. This is especially true for managerial and executive-level positions. According to recent studies, the average time to fill a management position has almost doubled in the past decade! A major reason for this delay is the number of interviews conducted as part of most selection processes.
Some recruiters feel bogged down by tedious administrative tasks such as reference checks or creating offer letters. And all too often, HR staff find themselves playing the role of a detective when trying to determine whether to choose a particular applicant for a job opening.
3) Lack of Branding
Many businesses often fail to attract top talent because candidates don’t want to associate themselves with their brand. This can be due to a lack of investment in employer branding or simply because its culture doesn’t align with a candidate’s expectations.
4) Losing Applicants to Customers
Connections are meaningful in the recruiting world. Many companies have lost their best people to other divisions or customer accounts because they couldn’t keep up with the fast-paced demands of the market. Other companies may bait your candidate with better opportunities and offers.
5) An Insignificant Interview Experience
Many companies lose prospective candidates when they fail to leave a lasting first impression. This can be anything from a lackluster interview process to not providing feedback or updates post-interview.
Candidates are human, and they want to feel appreciated and valued throughout the entire process – from start to finish. Failing to do so could result in losing out on top talent.
Here at Mitsuoka & Company, we take pride in our ability to connect talented candidates with the right companies. We understand the challenges modern recruiters face and are committed to helping you overcome them. So what are you waiting for? Connect with us today, and let us help you recruit the best talent available.