As seen on Pierpoint on September 12, 2017, by Alex Walker.
Writing at 1 – Page Blog, Dr. John Sullivan says the “avalanche of next-generation trends” in recruitment can quickly render recruiters skill sets outdated.
Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and predictive analytics are some of those next-generation trends, and recruiters need to be up-to-date on what those technologies are. An inquiring and receptive mind will be an asset.
Sullivan provides some tips for recruiters in an increasingly technical and specialized workforce:
- Don’t become a dinosaur. Skill up or become extinct.
- Sell, don’t source. Candidates are easy to find online. The job now is selling tech talent to companies with very specific and rigid demands.
- Be driven by data. Recruiters who don’t know how to use data won’t be able to progress in the changing industry.
- Keep learning. Adopt the mindset that assumes your skill set will be outdated within two years. Find places to keep learning. Check out tech blogs, websites, and forums.
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