Why are postings on job boards down 40%? Because the candidate market is back in equilibrium. Welcome to the recruiting industry when the last economic meltdown is 8 years in the past. I’ve been in the recruitment industry since 2004. When I was hired at my first agency, it had been 3 years since the “dot-com” bubble burst. I would hear crazy stories from the people who had been working as recruiters leading up to the bubble. They...
GE has an entire TV ad campaign focused on making GE look like an attractive place for software developers to work. You can see the commercials here.
I’m not saying you should hire unqualified people, I’m saying there is a way to redefine what qualified means.
So how do you then evaluate potential vendors for job postings? After all, job postings are still a low-cost option for sourcing candidates when compared to dozens of labor hours sourcing candidates.
If you’re getting too many candidates that are “wasting your time”, don’t change your interview process. That’s like treating the symptoms. Go back to the beginning and ask “why are we not attracting better candidates?”
Every company seems to have a well thought out marketing strategy, but why don’t they have an equally well thought out hiring strategy?