The topic of digital recruitment can be an extremely complex one. For some employers, digital recruitment means recruiting for digital talent. For others, it means recruiting for any role only using a digital recruitment process rather than relying on traditional recruiting methods.
To add to the confusion, there are also many variations between the definitions of IT, Digital and Marketing sectors from company to company. Not to mention the differences between how individuals view their job roles. For example, anyone who began their professional career in the 1980s might say they work in IT. Millennials with the same job role might claim to work in digital.
Challenges of Recruiting for the Digital Sector
Luckily for us, growth within the IT, Digital and Marketing sectors have always gone hand in hand. So as the demand for skilled professionals has grown, so has our business and in turn, our expertise and reputation.
Over the years we have worked with many businesses who are at the forefront of producing groundbreaking digital solutions. The thing that strikes us is the surprising number of these companies lacking career websites or the social media presence needed to attract top talent.
Of course, establishing a strong employer brand and building a reputation through social networking is not something that can be done overnight. However, attract quality candidates can be a challenge if they don’t know anything about your company culture.
We have extensive experience working within the digital landscape. Working closely with our clients, we have helped them develop digital recruitment strategies and streamline their hiring process.
Recruiting Trends Within the Digital Sector
There has never been a better time for job seekers in the digital sector. Digital transformation has certainly been a key goal for many businesses in the last few years. However, the lockdowns imposed during the coronavirus crisis highlighted the need for businesses to deliver digital capability.
With demand for experienced digital professionals at an all-time high, job seekers can take their pick of the best available job openings.
For employers, on the other hand, it’s a different story. The increase in demand has created a skills gap and pushed up the salaries attached to digital job titles. Despite higher employment costs, the competition to recruit the best digital talent is fiercer than ever. So too is the need to tap into the passive candidate market. It is no longer enough to advertise job postings on job boards and wait for applicants to come to you.
Digital Recruitment Tools
As we have taken on more clients, particularly smaller tech startups, we have realised the need for us to deliver digital recruitment services for our clients who lack the in house capability. Our presence as online recruiters eliminates the need for individual businesses to engage in social recruiting or implementing costly technology which enables candidates to ‘one-click’ apply.
Recruiting under the guise of an agency also affords our more high profile clients with complete anonymity. This has the benefit of reducing time spent wading through irrelevant applications to a minimum.
How can Working with our Business Benefit Yours?
- We invest in the latest recruitment software which enables us to identify the best candidates for your role in the fastest time possible
- Our in house digital marketing team know when and where to reach your target candidates
- We subscribe to several niche job boards so you don’t have to
- Our video interviewing technology can reduce your time to hire by up to 40%
If you’re ready to discuss your recruitment requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, please leave your details below and one of our team will get back to you.