When it comes to the end-to-end recruiting process there’s one piece of the candidate puzzle that continues to complicate things--the so-called “soft skills.” This is the candidate’s personality, their level of empathy, how well they work in a team environment, and so on. There’s just no good way to test for these, so frequently it comes down to the recruiter and their “gut feeling.”
Remember the last certification exam you took? That feeling of accomplishment, the sense of pride in a job well done, and the knowledge that your employer would look positively on you for taking the initiative to improve your work skillset? Not to mention the swag you got from the testing platform.
2019 was a hallmark year for gamification. The business world was receptive, and the technology to bring it into nearly every aspect of that world had matured to a point where it was not only possible, but nearly painless.
Welcome to the global workforce!
We all know the saying, “work smarter, not harder” right? Well, that idea has finally made its way to the recruiting world in the form of gamified online recruiting platforms. These solutions offer a kind of one-stop-shop for the mid-career job seeker looking to demonstrate their abilities while finding their ideal employer and position.
How many resumes have you sent out in the last month? How’d it go?
Technology or recruiting? Which is changing faster?
Honestly, we couldn’t tell you, but it’s a question to bear in mind as we enter 2020 and take a look at the technology that’s changing the face of the industry. Today’s job market is heavily candidate-focused, which means many companies are facing more openings than they can find quality candidates to fill.
The word “skill” gets bandied around a lot these days. This is especially true in today’s job market, so the question is: do you know what skills you need to land the perfect job with your employer of choice?
Remember show ‘n’ tell back in grade school? Those were great days, huh? You got to bring in your favorite toy and tell your classmates all about how your uncle gave it to you for your last birthday, then you were the star of the playground that afternoon, giving everybody a chance to play with it. Good times.