State of Recruiting Report for 2012: The War for Skilled Talent is Here

I wanted to share this, as I feel people on this blog will find the details very interesting! Would love to hear your thoughts on the results... 

What I found particularly interesting was the report shows social recruiting is hot and growing, but job boards remain the #1 source for candidates... didn't necessarily think this was the case, you always hear job boards are becoming obsolete. 

Stephanie 

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Talent Technology Corporation, providers of Talemetry™, the leading talent generation solution for corporate HR and recruitment agencies announced today the results to their latest survey of recruitment professionals, releasing their annual State of Recruiting Survey Results and Infographic. Finding good candidates remains the #1 recruiting challenge for organizations; the more specific and higher skilled the job requirements, the harder to find qualified candidates.

Talent Technology conducted a State of Recruiting Survey last fall, surveying over 1,100 recruitment professionals across North America giving many valuable insights to help companies put their recruiting plans together. An Infographic and a full report are now available, along with a webinar on February 7th, which will not only explain the results in detail, but also give tips to gain a competitive advantage in the upcoming war for talent.

Social Recruiting is the hot topic in recruiting today, and it’s use is increasing. While over 60% of our respondents use LinkedIn for recruiting, they said only 12.5% of candidates come from Social Recruiting. Despite claims of job boards demise, they remain to be the top listed place to find candidates at 17%.

The survey results are also proof corporate and economic growth is coming in 2012! While the War for Talent heats up and drives tough competition for the best candidates, building a solid recruiting strategy critical for success in 2012. This isn’t an easy task, even for the most experienced HR professional.

Talent Technology is offering a Talent Generation Strategy Review to make sure companies are aligning their recruitment practices and goals to ensure success in 2012. The complimentary review will include:

  • Review of the current state of your recruiting practices, including recruitment marketing, talent sourcing, social recruiting, talent networks, career portals, candidate engagement and employment branding
  • Discuss plans for your 2012 Talent Generation Strategy
  • Look at how Talent Generation can drive strategic advantage for your business

“We are excited to see over 60% of companies are seeing signs of recovery from economic difficulties,” says James Thomas, VP of Marketing at Talent Technology. “With an increased demand for candidates, and good skilled candidates being harder and harder to find, it will become more critical to build a solid Talent Generation Strategy to lead you to recruitment success for 2012.”

For more information on our webinar on Tuesday February 7th, click here or visit www.talenttech.com.

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