Today's Focus: robotic nurse assistants, gig economy, female forces, uberization of work, co-working pioneers, reskilling and upskilling, work futures, minimum wage.
Talent, Company and Recruiting Trends
(1) Global Talent Trends 2019 (2) Shiru Cafe GenZ E-book (3) The Age of Candidate Driven Recruiting, (4) New Recruiting Trends for 2019, (5) Recruiting Trends for Large Companies, (6) HR Trends Related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), (7) Global Human Capital Trends.
Attracting Top Talent Using Experiential Recruiting
Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Larry Ellison are just a few titans of industry who have left college early to start businesses. According to Musk, while graduating from a top university may suggest a student has what it takes to do great things, it is not necessarily so.
According to LinkedIn, companies are using new and innovative recruiting strategies including:
- Holding national hiring days to generate interest in their brand & employment opportunities.
- Using employees to help craft authentic stories about their experiences with their company's brand.
- Developing "top priority" talent pipelines so that strategic corporate objectives can be met.
- Doing 100% remote college recruiting, thereby expanding their pool of candidates.
- Freeing up time for recruiters by using AI and machine learning.
- Doing text interviews as a way of saving time and money.
- Seeking ways to reduce stress felt during the recruiting process.
Because of the 21st Century "War For Talent" colleges and universities are inviting freshman and sophomores to college recruiting and networking events as early as their first day on campus. Of course colleges and universities emphasize the curriculum students will be learning. But providing connections to top companies from freshman year on helps attract better students. And these events help colleges, universities and employers place students in jobs that are more likely to meet their talents, interests and expectations.
“Hard Skills” vs. “Soft Skills”
Jobs in science and technology, accounting, finance, medicine and law require potential candidates to have specific university degrees that teach students hard skills. Hiring managers see hard skills as easily defined and measured and include knowledge of such things as software programs, math, engineering, statistics, medicine, writing, etc.
Due to the war over top technical talent and a shortage of qualified candidates companies like Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and CISCO have turned to hiring tenured professors and graduate students with six-figure incomes and the opportunity to do research with endless funding.