Companies have been dealing with a lack of skilled workers for quite some time already. Due to demographic and geographic trends all over the world, the job market seems to be in a state of disrepair. Companies are desperately looking for qualified candidates to fill their vacancies. This is where Active Sourcing, or the active search for great candidates, comes into play. Today, we’ll explain why Active Sourcing as a new recruitment strategy is so important, and the opportunities that it offers both companies and candidates.
Employer branding refers to the marketing and positioning of a company within a relevant target market. Heralded experts like Professor Dr. Christoph Beck, a professor at the University of Applied Science in Koblenz, demonstrate how to provide a positive image as an interesting employer to potential and current employees. Professor Dr. Beck’s specialties include personal marketing,…
Recently while hearing the story of how the Email was invented, I thought about the time without the computers and mobiles (that I do incidentally remember). How did we ever communicate efficiently before?
Recently we spoke about the new tools used by executive recruiters and HR professionals including headhunters. The online world has changed the way companies do business and technology proliferation over the years has not left any stream untouched. Human Resources constantly moving towards higher productivity and efficiency is no exception.
The battle for the best candidates today requires a lot of commitment on the part of the employer. Good talents are few and far in between and it is not easy to find top talent. A common strategy recommended to help a headhunter or executive recruiter almost assumes that top candidates will be presented on a silver platter. And you only need to choose the best among them.
Looking back today in any company, we see intelligent systems that perform routine tasks such as personnel expense reports, time and attendance, workforce planning, controlling or training management and support the recruitment team in the battle for the most skilled and talented minds. In the era of globalization and high-end technology, the vacant positions are no longer stuck on physical bulletin boards but with each company utilizing its online presence.
As we described before, workplace happiness has a direct impact on productivity of employees. As a manager and a CEO, this is something that of utmost importance. Especially with the millennials entering the workforce and wanting far more flexibility, tangible work-culture, most managers have to deal with the cost of unhappy employees.
Active sourcing is usually spoken about from the recruiter’s perspective. So it may sound absurd if we talk about it from a candidate’s perspective, but hear us out, this may directly land you a management position that you’ve been waiting for, forever. In all earnestness, we recommend, an ‘Initiativbewerbung’ (very accurate German word for what we’re saying: initiate your own proactive job application for the headhunter). Active Sourcing or proactive job seeking is in high demand, and there’s no doubt that as a senior candidate you are slated to benefit from it too
Experteer experiences with candidates and headhunters alike have shown us the power of Mobile recruiting in today’s recruitment world. We shared with you before that we launched its own native iOS Experteer mobile app as a response to our candidates’ mobile experiences and needs. The great insight on that front is that close to 35% of all traffic from our 5 million strong candidates comes via the mobile now. Here’s why we think it is critical especially in the recruitment scenarios and how as a headhunter or executive recruiter you can think through your mobile recruitment strategy!
As a part of our ongoing series when we ask Headhunters the questions that are most pertinent from a candidate’s perspective, we have insights today from Erni Curk, the Managing Director from the Profil Group in Ljubljana that focuses on executive recruitment. From having an internal locus of control alongside a big picture view, to how to respond to a headhunter call at your workplace, read more to find out all that’s expected of candidates in senior positions…