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The Happy Recruiter as a Magnet for Talent

The job market is experiencing beautiful, but unfortunately very hard times. As discussed already a dozen of times: the war for talent is raging on and recruitment and retention are back on the agenda according to various reports. This means that having over 30 open vacancies today is more of a generality than an exception and HR people feel that they are under pressure all the time. And then we don’t even talk about the limitations under which they have to work: high pressure, not enough budget, ATS that already didn’t work in 2013 and hiring managers that READ MORE

The reality about the war for talent

In 1997, McKinsey already published a pioneering study about the war for talent and how it contributes to the overall corporate performance of an organisation. Although it was assumed that this war was going to end after the cooldown of the economy in 2001, the opposite is true. Analysts even predict that it will persist for the next two decades. Looking at the challenges that the HR department is facing, we can see that finding the right candidates is the main struggle nowadays: the number of vacancies are increasing, there is a so-called mismatch between potential candidates and the company READ MORE

Recruiters: 5 must-have skills to thrive

The recruitment industry is going through a major technological revolution and recruiters are in the center of it. Given the fact that this is a very competitive sector, it’s of utmost importance that recruiters are capable of understanding the changes taking place and rapidly adapt. As a matter of a fact, recruiters now have a different role within companies that is intimately connected with marketing and employer branding. Recruiter’s tasks are no longer exclusively administrative and technology has been hugely impacting the way recruitment processes are being conducted. To thrive in this new era, recruiters need to have READ MORE