Digital Recruitment Challenges and How to Overcome Them

The job market has undergone a paradigm shift in recent years due to a variety of contributing factors – the pandemic being one, of course. However, there’s cause for optimism with recruitment on the rise and unemployment rates beginning to steadily decline. Over the past two years, the world of recruitment has taken on new shape, and we’ve bid a fond farewell to borders and the deluge of red tape that had so often anchored our workforces to shore. Our newly liberated workforce can be remotely deployed and is able to work from anywhere, and at any time.

There are, however, a number of obstacles still lining the path of recruiters and employers alike; but with the right tools and techniques at your disposal, these can be brushed aside with ease.


Buckling to Sheer Volume

While we’re sure recruiters would prefer an influx of applications over a job listing sitting dormant for months, this can present its own set of recruitment challenges. By casting the net too wide, you’re likely to attract under skilled and underqualified candidates that aren’t suitable for the role. This means recruiters are having to spend time sifting through applications that shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Not only is this a poor investment of time for both the recruiter and the employer, but the candidate has also expended precious energy and time applying for a role they simply weren’t right for.

It’s therefore essential that recruiters adopt a more honed, or sharpened, approach to identifying prospective candidates. For example, if you’re looking for a pastry chef for your new bakery, you should use job sites that cater to (no pun intended) the industry itself. You’re likely to have little success on general jobsites when looking to fill a position that’s so niche. Rather than focus on the quantity of applications you’re receiving, place greater emphasis on quality.

Perhaps What You Were Looking for Wasn’t Right Under Your Nose

The world’s a big place. You don’t need us to tell you that – you live here, too! With this in mind, it may not harm your cause to look further afield when searching for the right talent. Many recruiters, and employers, can grow frustrated with the lack of applicable talent on their doorstep. When trying to fill a role, it can quickly feel as though the ‘right candidate’ may never turn up. However, you may simply be looking in all the wrong places.

With hybrid and remote workforces being so widely adopted, the talent pool has been significantly broadened. Long gone are the days of meetings requiring sprawling office spaces and awkward handshakes to go ahead, we’ve entered a world without borders, and this benefits the world of recruitment more than most. By leveraging technology, such as Blue Saffron’s Remote Working Solution, you can recruit untethered from the restrictions of yesteryear, enabling your clients to deploy their globally dispersed workforce at will. A prime example is Microsoft 365, which helps you improve productivity, hybrid collaboration and enables workflow automation thanks to its cloud-based applications.

At Blue Saffron, we’re experts in helping businesses find the right solutions for the modern workplace. If you’re looking to overcome digital recruitment challenges within your business, get in touch with our experts today and let’s find out how we can help you.

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