It’s no secret that the hiring process has been complicated in recent months – a looming recession, candidates who ghost you and the labor market paradox make the future of hiring look bleak.
However, there are a lot of emerging new hiring tools that recruiters can use to help bring their recruiting process into the 21st century and stand out to help win the war for top talent.
Swiping for candidates
Swiping isn’t just for dating apps anymore – recent applications such as TalentHub and TheLadders have made recruiting as easy as swiping left and right.
These hiring tools match job applicants and companies based on their profiles, similar to dating apps like Tinder or Bumble.
On TalentHub, a candidate can sign up and put in data from LinkedIn or their CV, which is used as their profile. Employers set up profiles that specify information like technical skills and culture fit. The information from both employer and candidate will help the app present you with candidates that match what you’re looking for.
And before there were apps as hiring tools, there was straight-up hiring from Tinder: in 2015, ad agency Havas Worldwide Chicago used a Tinder profile to recruit summer interns. When users swiped right on the company, they would begin a conversation about skills and qualifications.
Why it works: It’s no secret that the war for talent is raging on. Recruiters need to be quick and efficient with their hiring process to attract top talent, and one way to do that is to streamline your best-fit candidates and make the process as simple as swiping left or right.
Gamifying the recruiting process
Video games have a bad rap for being a waste of time, but there are many benefits to incorporating game mechanics and design into your recruiting process.
What was once a novelty is becoming more common, with companies such as Dominos, PwC, UPS and even the Government Communications Headquarters using game-based assessments.
Gamifying your recruitment can:
- Test industry knowledge and problem-solving skills
- Keep candidates engaged
- Make your company stand out, and
- Reduce the interview cycle and time to hire.
Why it works: Gamifying your recruitment can help you not only attract candidates and increase your talent pool but test their skills during the application process with less stress for candidates. It’s a win-win for employers and applicants.
Utilizing chatbots as a hiring tool
What was once a futuristic AI technology is now commonplace for many companies and digital services. However, using chatbots in the recruiting process is an emerging trend that is relatively cheap and helps streamline talent acquisition.
Recruitment chatbots can do a lot of things a typical hiring manager would, such as:
- Collect resume information from a candidate
- Screen them on experience and skills
- Answer frequently asked questions about the position, and
- Schedule an interview with a human recruiter.
Why it works: Chatbots can be tailored to exactly what you need, so recruiters can use them to help screen applicants with no human help necessary – helping accelerate the hiring process and save time for recruiters.