As the economy improves, passive job-seekers start becoming active. Everyone will be searching for the next great opportunity. In the past, executives needed only a well-qualified recruiter as the best way to reach the next phase of their career.
What does this mean for those in the field—those hard working people responsible for recruitment and hiring?
Social media recruitment continues to grow as individual platforms put more effort into helping businesses eliminate candidates using false credentials and posting inappropriate content. This makes social media recruitment a particularly intriguing trend. Recruiters, hiring and human resources managers are turning to social media to the best talent.
The current economic climate has been volatile, and many workers have lost (or will lose) their jobs.
The problem is, you could be next!
Obviously, every job situation is different—an assortment of your industry, your organization, your performance and the circumstances of your job.However, in the right set of conditions, a layoff could be in the cards.
Instead of hoping potential threats to your job and career fade away, take action!
Ways to recognize the warning signs that your job may at risk:
Crunching the numbers, you can quickly see that companies need a better way to cut costs associated with traditional hiring. Another survey, this time by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), shows the cost-per-hire for mid-size companies (those with over 1,000 employees) is $4,285.
An organization that size should expect to hire over 550 people every year. That is around $2.4 million annually on recruiting alone. There’s got to be a better way to find the best talent.
From human resources to accountants, some rewarding careers are expected to increase in 2013.
With unemployment hovering around 7.8 percent, more individuals are thinking about making a career change. The best job search strategy is to acquire skills to match the careers most in-demand.
Although downsizing continues to threaten a large number of businesses, some industries are showing strong growth. For 2013, there are some careers to consider, especially if you need job security and a (somewhat) normal life.