The topic of digital recruitment can be an extremely complex one. For some employers, digital recruitment means hiring 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, definitions of Digital vary from company to company. Individuals from different generations may also view their job roles differently. People who began their careers in the 1980s might say they work in IT. On the other hand, Millennials with the same job role might claim to work in digital.
Digital Job Roles We Most Commonly Recruit For
- DevOps Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) Developer
- Machine Learning (ML) Engineer
- Blockchain Developer
- Internet of Things (IoT) Developer
- Product Owner
- Product Director
- Product Manager
- Chief Digital Growth Officer
- HR Manager
- Talent Acquisition Manager
- Head of Data
- Head of Design
Challenges of Recruiting for the Digital Sector
Recruiting digital professionals can be challenging for many reasons; below are a few that occur most frequently.
There is high demand for digital professionals, and competition for talent is fierce. With so many companies seeking the same digital skills, they are all competing for the same talent. This makes it hard for smaller companies with less money to find and hire the right people.
Employers often want digital professionals with the latest trends and tools as technology evolves. Therefore, marrying the most up-to-date skillsets with the right experience level is often tricky.
There are shortages of skilled professionals with niche skills making it difficult to find candidates with the right expertise. Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence candidates, for example, are particularly hard to come by.
Once a company successfully recruits digital professionals, onboarding them can be challenging. Digital professionals are often on lengthy notice periods and may receive counter offers from existing and competing employers during this time.
Digital transformation is often a collaborative process that involves working closely with multiple organisational stakeholders. In addition to finding the right technical skills, finding someone with the right personality traits and a cooperative attitude is crucial.
Advantages of Using a Recruitment Agency for Digital Vacancies
Our business has grown alongside the IT, Digital and Marketing sectors in the North West. We have recruited throughout the dotcom boom, the social media explosion and two recessions. As the demand for digital professionals grew throughout these challenges, so has our business and, in turn, our expertise.
How We Achieve This
- Almost two decades of experience in digital recruitment
- Multiple niche job board subscriptions make your job ads go further
- Actively networking to connect your business with the best available talent
- Passive candidate sourcing enables us to tap into hidden talent
- We invest in the latest IT recruitment technology to help us reach out to new candidates
- Strategic marketing helps us reach a wider audience for our clients
Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what our existing clients have to say about our service:
Nick is open, honest and extremely knowledgeable about the IT market.Fiona – Long standing client
Great recruitment agency! Friendly, helpful and very good at what they do! Found us some great quality candidates in such a short time!XY – Developer
After having our fingers burnt by previous recruiters we were apprehensive to work with one again. However, the personal service we received from Adria Solutions, showed a thorough understanding of what we were looking for, and our ethos. I cannot recommend them highly enough!Jenny – Hiring Manager – Handforth
I would thoroughly recommend the team at Adria, I have been fortunate to work with them over many years and found them extremely professional and enjoyable to work with!Kevin Storer CEng IMechE
Always prompt, very honest and reliable.Martin – Contractor
If you’re ready to discuss your digital recruitment requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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