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.
Hierarchies are going out of date.
While these structures seem essential to managing large groups of people, the word "hierarchy" itself carries a somewhat negative connotation today. Especially for Millennials who are becoming the central part of the workforce, hierarchy is something that should be deconstructed, and they prefer to work in a more flat, collaborative environment.
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.
There seems to be an impression that Millennials and Gen Z are somehow “disrupting” the workplace with their modern views and freedom loving attitudes. However, every generation has had its impacts on society and change is inevitable. Perhaps it isn’t much that the new generations are disrupting the workplace, but just that the previous generations being reluctant to change.
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.
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.
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.