When Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the rumours of Google’s new job search engine, Google for Jobs, many in the recruitment industry wondered why it had taken the self-proclaimed leaders of the internet so long to break into a $200 billion industry.
LinkedIn’s recent article on the top companies of 2017 and their methodology in compiling the list got us thinking about what it is that attracts people to these businesses. It also made us wonder how we in the recruitment industry can do more to make our own companies and the workplaces we recruit for more attractive to candidates. Can we follow their lead?
There’s a lot of talk these days about how AI (Artificial Intelligence) is slowly making its way into the recruitment industry. And while some recruiters paint a picture of doom and gloom others are ready to embrace this new technology. One thing both camps are agreed on though is the fact that ‘the robots are coming’ with the phrase used ad nauseam in blog posts and articles in every corner of the internet.
There was a time not so long ago that an employee leaving may have coaxed the CEO from their office for an obligatory handshake and a slice of the ‘Sad to see you go’ cake in the canteen. Thankfully, the recruitment industry and those that work in HR are now clued-in to the fact that this is not quite what offboarding means. With this in mind, companies are now working hard to ensure that each phase of an employee’s work cycle is a pleasant and rewarding experience.