There are may schools of thought around the next big thing in recruitment. Some thing Big Data and others are focused on Artificial Intelligence or Virtual Reality tools. In time all these may play a part in helping hire better talent. However, one thing that is 100% certain is that if the basics are not correct all the hype of the new digital enablers will be a waste of time and money and not bring in more great talent. This article from Forbes lays out some simple questions around the core thinking behind improving your recruitment and having an open mind as you look at these for your organisation would be no bad thing whilst you park your 2020 strategy for a few minutes.
The field of recruiting is evolving. Recruiting teams at the leading edge of this evolution are deploying modern tools and technology like algorithms, bots, and AI to help them identify, engage, and retain talent. However, many companies still struggle with the fundamentals of recruiting, which is creating a widening gap in capabilities…and successes. Recruiting 1.o focused was built around phone and in-person interactions. Recruiting 2.0 began with the introduction of email and evolved to include social media, employer branding, and the proliferation of new technologies like those outlined above. The complexity of recruiting in the modern era can be overwhelming. Many practitioners struggle from "shiny object overload," moving from one trend to the next before focusing on some of the foundational elements that will drive their success.