Written by Guest Author | January 2, 2015
It’s a New Year, so it’s time for a new recruitment campaign. What will you be doing differently with your hiring in 2015?
Some of the ground rules about effective staff hiring never really change, but it’s also true that you may be making some vital changes – such as the below – to keep competitive in the wider recruitment sphere.
1. Ditch those paper CVs
The traditional paper CV is gradually disintegrating before our eyes amid the rise of social recruiting, video applications and recruitment software – like Webrecruit’s very own WR-Fusion platform – that allows for the building of talent pools for both the short and long term.
That doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily stop using paper CVs altogether, but they’re certainly becoming increasingly irrelevant to modern hiring.
2. Become more visual
With largely image-oriented social media platforms like Tumblr and Instagram recording impressive growth as 2014 came to an end, it’s clear that HR managers will incorporate visual elements into their campaigns to a much greater extent over the next 12 months.
3. Take a more community-oriented approach
Town criers may be long gone, but the social media age has shown us just how important communities remain to our lives. It’s a similar situation for recruitment, as employers and candidates alike draw upon the new social media tools that are constantly being introduced to find each other more easily than ever.
4. Get mobile-friendly
If your company still doesn’t even have a mobile-optimised careers site, you’re seriously missing out. The proportion of Internet traffic that comes via mobile is getting higher and higher every day, and our mobile-optimised version of WR-Fusion allows you to tap into this audience.
Our recruitment software makes it so easy for smartphone and tablet users to search, save and make applications for your latest vacancies from their devices.
5. Modernise your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
ATSs have become part of the 21st century recruitment furniture, taking so much of the time, hassle and messiness out of managing applications. This, in turn, allows for a person to be interviewed and hired all the sooner, leaving every candidate with the impression of a professional and efficient company.
It’s all good news, and ATSs really do come no better than WR-Fusion’s, giving you a convenient, comprehensive and high-performing platform from which to manage the entire hiring process.