Recruitment refers to the overall process of attracting, screening, shortlisting and interviewing suitable candidates for jobs (also unpaid roles) within a company or an organisation. Internet-based technologies for recruitment have become widespread and they more and more often include the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, the degree of digitalization of the recruiting process depends on a company’s size, sector and working culture.
Small- and medium sized-companies tend to be less techy than big-sized companies. Though, a small-sized IT company can be techier than a medium-sized agricultural company. However, the sudden global pandemic has impacted recruiting in general, forcing and accelerating the use of IT for all companies. Let’s have a look at what recruiters expect, to understand their point of view and how recruiting works in a digital world of work, affected by the pandemic.
Step 1 – Basic recruiting process
Look at Annex 1 – Info sheet on recruiting processes to find out about the stages of a typical recruiting process, then represent them sketching a sort of infographic. Can you remember every stage without checking the Annex?
Step 2 – Latest digital age recruitment process
Now check Annex 1 – Info sheet on recruiting processes and integrate/modify the previous sketch with elements of the latest digital age recruiting process and then with elements of the pandemic effect on recruiting. Consult the internet if that helps!
Step 3 – Past & Present recruiting processes
Ask at least 2 persons older than you to describe their experience with recruiting to answer to the question: “How did recruiting work when you (X) started working at (name of the company/organisation/institution)?”
X = your mum, your dad, your sister, your brother, your aunt, your grandmother, your grandfather, your neighbour, your friend, etc.