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Finding a job right out of school is always daunting. Many students apply to as many jobs as they can in hopes that just one of them will result in a hire. However, this strategy often backfires, backlogging the employment market and reducing productivity for students and employers. According to the Hays Global Skill Index, companies have trouble filling many of their openings even when they get numerous applications.
Almost everyone understands that the job hunt is stressful, so how can participants in the employment market come together to mitigate this? First, it is important to acknowledge that this problem cannot be solved by a single company or individual--it has to involve cooperation between companies, educational institutions, and students. With this in mind, it’s possible to think of holistic approaches to combating talent mismatch.
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.
Millenials are the largest percentage of the workforce, so we are bound to change the way that business is done. However, it still feels as though the “millennial” label is misunderstood.
According to the American Staffing Association (ASA) more than 75% of job seekers prefer personal, live interaction with potential employers. In fact, the most common way to find a job is through word of mouth making up close to 45% of hires. This speaks to the innate trust and clarity only human to human interaction can achieve. And a recent American Staffing Monitor Survey found nearly 70% of job seekers feel the job search process is too impersonal.