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.
"to create a place where students can learn about the professional world and envision their future careers."
This is Shiru Cafe's mission and the first words that you will see on our website. You may ask, "What does this actually mean?". We hope to make this clearer to you today.
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.
Those involved in talent acquisition may benefit from reading Sun Tsu’s “The Art of War.” The book has been a bible for generations by those wishing to succeed on Wall Street. It may now have relevance to the task of finding world class talent and the perfect person for the job.
Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) focuses on how a company manages and improves relationships with current and future job candidates. Companies are now focused on making sure job candidates have good feelings and attitudes towards a company after the recruiting process has completed- whether there is a job offer or not.
An important global issue in coming years is aging. What are the demographics of societies around the world and what are the trends? Some countries like Japan are seeing their populations decline while others like most countries in Africa are experiencing growth.
Yuliy Kakimoto first envisioned Shiru Cafe during his early years at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He was a member of a local snowboarding club that largely consisted of professionals: bankers, engineers, software developers, lawyers, doctors, and brokerage executives, who shared a love of snowboarding. Regularly driving 6 hours to the best snowboarding venue in Japan, located in Nagano where the Olympics were held, Mr. Kakimoto spent countless hours talking to over 80 professionals about education, careers and industries.
What is the Future of Recruiting?
According to a LinkedIn Talent Solutions 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report hiring great talent is set to become much tougher in coming years. The report cites the emergence of high skill, high technology jobs, shrinking talent pools and increasing global competition.
In the report recruiting industry professionals identified the following trends as extremely important to the future of recruiting: 1) more diverse candidates (78%), new interviewing tools (56%), big data (50%) and artificial intelligence (35%).