Is The Recruiting Industry Dead?
Will Google Jobs & LinkedIn Replace The Recruiter?
It seems everyday there’s a new blow to the recruiting industry. A few weeks ago, Google announced a new job searching platform called Google Jobs, which is likely to make a big impact on the market. LinkedIn “jailed” many profiles for using extensions. Recruiters try tirelessly to master new technology, but this technology changes nearly weekly. As social media platforms flow rapidly into the space of the recruitment industry, we have to ask: is the recruiting industry dead?
The Human Connection
From the outside, it may seem that the recruiting industry has been dealt a heavy blow by the advancement of social networks. Tools like LinkedIn, Google Jobs, Indeed (and so many more) make it possible for HR managers and employers to list their positions, skipping the role of the recruiter or head hunter.
That being said, these networks lack something vital to the recruiting process: the human connection. Recruiters do not merely scan and sort resumes. They take into account a potential candidate’s employment history, quality of testimonials, motivation and potential.
Recruiters, headhunters and staffing agencies know how to use social networks to their advantage. Time and energy is spent making connections and building relationships, so that when the time comes to fill your position- they have already mapped out the landscape and can bring you better and more high quality leads faster.
Just as technology changes and grows so does the recruitment industry. New sourcing tools enable recruiters to be more effective and specific, bringing you the best quality talent. AI, algorithms, and smart chatbots, are effective and help to minimize cost and time, but they lack key capabilities that make top recruiters so effective: intuition, relationships and personal connection.
How To Connect With The Right Recruiters, Headhunters, and Staffing Agencies
So cheer up! The recruitment industry is both adaptable and strong. One great tool you can use to find the right recruiters, headhunters and staffing agencies is Recruiters LineUp. Simply search (for free!) by location, industry or niche and receive a list of the most relevant recruiters for your organization’s specifications.