Digital Recruiting – It’s Here To Stay

by Jacqueline Klaus
7 May 2021
Remote work, flexible work and choosing to work from home are hiring perks that are expected to outlast the COVID-19 pandemic. This week we talk about digital recruiting and why it's also here to stay.

Did you know Statistics Canada recently released a study on remote work and over 80% of new remote workers who are able to work remotely would like to continue to do so after the pandemic? 

In fact, 41% indicated that they would prefer working about half of their hours at home and the other half outside the home, while 39% would prefer working most (24%) or all (15%) of their hours at home.

Check out the full study on their website:

Study: Working from home: Productivity and preference.  

You might be thinking, why is this important to me? Well, job satisfaction is the number one reason why employees leave a job. Job satisfaction can be characterized in a few simple ways: low turnover, increased profits, higher productivity and loyalty. 

What is Digital Recruiting?

Digital recruiting is using technology to find, attract and select your candidates. While many employers are using this as part of their candidate selection, it is often far from having a digital recruitment strategy. We use technology to streamline the hiring process for you.

Digital Recruiting Processes and Strategies

As part of the digital recruitment process, you’ll move traditional hiring practices to online. This includes resume collection, advertising, interviews, employee contracts and training.

Once you make the switch, you’ll quickly find that there are many benefits. Think of all the hours of reading resumes you’ll save! Everything that was once time consuming with hiring is streamlined in a digital recruitment process. 

Recruiting strategies can be unlimited, but we’ve pulled together a few for you to consider when creating your strategy:

Social Media

Digital HR Tech reported that 70% of  job seekers search for opportunities on their mobile phones or tablets.

55% of job seekers find social and professional networks the most useful resource during a job search ; and
74% of millennials found their last position through a social media site. 

Measurement

Here are a few metrics to keep track of and include in your overall hiring strategy: 

  • Time to fill 
  • Time to hire 
  • Source of hire
  • First-year attrition 
  • Quality of hire 

Don’t have a hiring strategy? That’s okay. We are here to help with that as well.

We suggest the following:

Take a multi-pronged approach

Utilize social media and build your brand. Get on the ‘best places to work’ lists and start to build your workplace culture online.

The best way to attract and retain new employees is to build trust. Trust will never lead you astray, from future customers to candidates, it is a fundamental building block of building employee satisfaction. 

Interested in learning more about? Contact us today to help you find the perfect candidate for your organization! We help organizations reduce time to fill, time to hire and streamline the recruitment process using our talent marketplace to attract top talent. Digital recruitment is here to stay – it saves both employers and candidates time, effort and money in the hiring process.