Last year, online recruiting took a huge turn, as reported by the Research and Markets recent press release. The report covered a number of different topics, including the preferred recruiting sources for top American companies. Titled, "US Online Recruitment Market - 2013 Report", it revealed a number of up and coming trends for recruiters heading into 2014.
One trend on the upswing in online recruiting is the mobile unit. Whether it is a smartphone or a tablet, more recruiters are using these devices to post jobs because more job seekers are paying attention. The overall recruiting market is witnessing an overall increase in the number of job applicants using a mobile device. Naturally, companies and recruiters need to follow suit and tailor their job postings to fit onto the smaller screens.
Social media is another growing trend in online recruiting. In fact, it is one of the major drivers in recruiting for 2013, with the trend expected to continue into the new year. This recruitment method is cost effective and offers recruiters a wider pool of potential candidates. Recruiters have more candidate information at their fingertips for one low, or non-existent, yearly cost. This is driving recruiters to sites such as LinkedIn in droves.
There are challenges to the system, however. Technology moves at the speed of light and security is a major concern. Confidentiality isn't always on par with online recruiting either, and job seekers are noticing the trend. Heading into 2014, job seekers might shy away from online recruiting if security and confidentiality issues aren't addressed, according to this report.
Online recruiting is secure in its most basic uses, but it does come with its downfalls. As recruiters move their searches to the Internet, they need to step up their systems of security and practice strict confidentiality to attract the best talent to their company. The talent is out there; it's only a matter of helping job seekers trust the online forums used to cultivate their skills.
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WRITER'S NOTE: Report found here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-online-recruitment-market---2013-report-234619871.html