Like everything in the modern world, recruitment is becoming more and more digital. This is where recruitment is changing and whilst face to face is still a great tool, the digital world of process is fast becoming a necessity. Recruiters who want to attract the best talent turn to digital recruiting strategies to stand out from the crowd and land the best hires.
Especially with young talent, organizations need to be leveraging digital technology to allow candidates to showcase their skills in an environment they feel comfortable.
If you’re not already making the switch, by the end of this article, you will be. So let’s start off by defining precisely what digital recruiting is and the benefits it brings to organizations. From there, we’ll walk you through our 9 top tips to nailing a killer digital recruiting strategy to ensure you’re ready to find the best candidates online.
So, what is Digital Recruitment?
Digital Recruitment occurs when hiring managers and human resources professionals use technology as a tool to attract and hire the best talent for an open job listing.
It is so much more than just posting your job advert online. A proper digital recruiting strategy covers everything from vacancy planning to employee onboarding, using techniques across social media platforms, online public relations, skills testing, virtual/online events and online job boards.
Digital recruitment strategy covers all of those areas, harnessing the power of digital technology makes it easier to cover all of that ground. Recruiters can get in front of high-quality candidates without leaving their (home) office, connecting directly with high-quality talent, even when they’re not actively looking for a new role.
There’s a good chance you’re already doing some sort of digital or virtual recruiting. But are you executing a broader digital recruitment strategy? Here’s why you should be!
So, what do we gain from Digital Recruitment?
Exploiting the power of digital technology has delivered considerable upticks in efficiency and revenue across many different industries. Recruitment is no exception. So let’s throw a few benefits out there for you to think about:
Managing your performance
When using digital hiring tools, there’s no longer an excuse for not understanding your performance. Many tools will track these for you automatically, alongside generating scheduled reports to view the results in an instance.
Whether you’re just executing your digital strategy or you’ve been up and running for a while, tracking the right recruitment metrics will help you fix any holes in your digital hiring performance.
The rise of digital technology has changed the way recruiter can get in front of candidates. Whether it’s through social media, online PR or digital branding, especially for young talent, digital techniques are helping recruiters stand out from the crowd and land the best hires.
So let’s not stop there, let’s keep pushing the boundaries, evolve, adapt and strive for more. The digital word is just getting started…..