The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant [Infographic]


The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant [Infographic]Searching for a new job—for the first time or a mid-career change—might leave you with your head spinning.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how technology has changed the pace—and process—of business. No segment of the business world has remained unchanged; every job is touched—for better or worse—by a flood of new gadgets, software and processes.

Some jobs, however, are resistant to automation. Take recruiters, for example.

Like sales and customer service, the role of the recruiter is in developing connections—with contacts, candidates and client employers. Their job has always been to attract candidates, matching them to either temp or permanent positions.

They build relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements.

That is not to say that innovations have not affected the job of the recruiter. Wonderful technological advances have streamlined the field of recruiting and hiring. There are some excellent services to craft and submit advertising or job descriptions for use in a wide range of media; ways to quickly organize large amounts of data for networking, headhunting, and both contact and referral management.

There are software-as-a-service companies that can screen candidates, interview them, perform background checks and match them to their clients.

The recruiter of today is unrecognizable from even a few years ago. As technology changes every industry, recruiters for the most part have been impacted hard.

Recruiters have advanced with the times, but what about the future?

Infographic after the jump…

 

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SmashFly Named 2012 #HRTechConf Company to Watch


From Smashfly.com:

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BY  ⋅ OCTOBER 9, 2012

Exciting news coming around the HR Technology Conference for SmashFly Technologies.  Industry veteran and analyst George LaRocque (@glarocque) put together a great list of companies that are doing exceptional things around HR and talent acquisition technology and SmashFly is honored to be included on that list. Continue reading “SmashFly Named 2012 #HRTechConf Company to Watch”

Best Hiring Practices for Small Business


Small Business HiringThere is little doubt that now is an exciting time to be a small business, especially when it comes to hiring. It is certainly a “buyers” market for qualified candidates. Every job opening could be flooded with applications.

With the right combination of strategy, technology and commitment, organizations can make the right hire—quickly and confidently.

Here are a few tips for best practices in small business hiring: Continue reading “Best Hiring Practices for Small Business”

HR Help? There's An App For That!


Looking for help in Human Resources? There’s an app for that!

Workplace Weekly Newsletter Publication, the leading online workplace/HR News publication is pioneering the first workplace vendor directory application for Human Resources professionals.

The directory will be available for iPhone and Android devices and digital reading platforms such as Amazon Kindle, iBookstore and Nook. Continue reading “HR Help? There's An App For That!”

HR Help? There’s An App For That!


Looking for help in Human Resources? There’s an app for that!

Workplace Weekly Newsletter Publication, the leading online workplace/HR News publication is pioneering the first workplace vendor directory application for Human Resources professionals.

The directory will be available for iPhone and Android devices and digital reading platforms such as Amazon Kindle, iBookstore and Nook. Continue reading “HR Help? There’s An App For That!”