Although several recruitment tactics were introduced last year, only a few have been adopted and implemented in 2019. This means the shape of the hiring process is about to change. Here are 6 of these trends.
1. Going Mobile
Mobile-first indexing is in its pilot stages with Google announcing that it would be making it a priority. Although recruiters may have avoided search engine optimisation in the past, the forthcoming update will make it more of a necessity, and for a good reason. Google intends to make these changes/updates to:
1. Improve the search experience for the user
2. Adjust to user habits
With many candidates doing their job search using their mobile devices, it is crucial that industry players follow suit. Very few industry players have been able to make the change despite mobile platforms being around for quite some time now.
According to research, 45% of job seekers today use their mobile devices at least once per day to hunt for jobs, especially for digital marketing jobs. 89% of these use mobile-based platforms to search. A study also shows that 16% of most job applications are submitted via mobile; just one of the reasons recruiting firms should make it possible for candidates to send applications via their mobile devices.
2. Paper Resumes are a Thing of the Past
The use of paper resumes is on the decline as recruiting companies encourage candidates to use soft copies of the same instead. This also goes beyond paper resumes as …Read More