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By David Alonso • July 10, 2017

Recruiting in the Digital Age

The business world has forever been changed by the development and incorporation of modern technology.  The way business is conducted, acquired, and created has completely changed over the last twenty years with the implementation of new softwares, new technological devices, and new business processes.  Recruiting used to be significantly more simplistic; candidates applied to jobs they knew they were ready for and committed to doing while also containing the exact and necessary skills listed on the qualifications. It's not so simple these days. There is more complexity in an open market and as recruiters, rising to that challenge and facing it in constructive ways is crucial. Candidates desire more from their recruiters in the digital age; they see that they have value and can contribute more to many different industries. Complexity requires competency; being incompetent at your job will lead to both your own and your organization's failure. The future of recruiting relies upon a digital platform, quick service, and a thorough and competent process.

Modern recruitment requires much more from professionals in the field than ever before; you must have a deep understanding of both the organization you are in, its place within the digital market, and how each hiring can affect the future of the organization. Your understanding of digital recruitment will help you to understand why the company is expanding its base and the goals of the organization in terms of gross sales and market value. As a recruiter, you must have a thorough knowledge of the digital world and what is required to move your company forward into the future. Using both online recruitment software and applicant tracking software you can organize your potential candidates into digital files that are easy to read and provide reliable information. A digital platform and candidate coursing software provides you with a speed focused software and necessary access to your candidate information that you can share across the organization with anyone who needs it.

The candidate pool is bigger and more diverse than ever in the digital age and the economy is expanding and quickly the need for speed is crucial to both diversity. In the field, for recruiters to keep up to date with both their own management and the candidates themselves, they must be interconnected. Recruitment is the stage for many different interactions that define and shape the organization for the future and feelings which lead to inspirational problem solving abilities. This makes your role greater than just the quick hiring of a great candidate; you must find candidates that are well rounded, open minded, and flexible. This must be done effectively with a focus on time management. This will require focus and quick decision making. When it comes to candidate skills and if they align with your organization you must make a fast decision; specialized recruiting software designed to help large and small organizations find people with the perfect set of skills is a more important mission now than ever and can save you a lot of time. A small and medium size business cannot waste resources hiring and firing multiple people which slows down the entire recruiting process; they must use applicant tracking software and skill profiles to find the right candidate.

Within the organization itself, recruiters must act with total commitment and understanding of the company goals. In the digital age, all of this must be done quicker and without mistake Time is so incredibly valuable and you must use it wisely; smart decisions must be made with staffing and always remember that your company needs you to work intelligently. Always memorize your goals and the overall goals of the organization. Understanding these necessities will help you choose the best person for a role. The best way to avoid making mistakes is by implementing recruiting software that comes with built in alerts to monitor candidate skills and be an information line for everyone who may be involved in the hiring and Human Resources process. By being committed, your company will feel that there is more to your interaction than hiring and firing. This will raise morale in all aspects of the recruiting process.

Recruiting is exciting, enriching, and difficult work that requires attentiveness and devotion to craft which the digital age has made harder to achieve. Being successful as a recruiter can come in many forms but those that are passionate and committed are usually the best equipped to find success in the industry. As a recruiter, you must understand the immense importance your role has within your organization. You have the power to change the course of the company by bringing in new ideas and beliefs that will guide the corporate culture for many years. So, as you tackle the world of recruitment remember these three approaches: implement a digital platform, be fast in your decision making, and always be competent.

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