There will be a global skills shortage of 18 million highly skilled, university-educated people by 2020 according to a report by McKinsey. But new hiring techniques can help you beat the crunch
Neal Bruce, director of product strategy at Lumesse, details how digital interviewing platforms allow recruiters and candidates to connect in more meaningful ways, while significantly increasing the efficiency of the recruitment process.
Exploring the nuances that make up ‘skill’
McKinsey states that advanced European economies are likely to face an excess supply of low- and medium-skill workers by 2020. There is layer of complexity, slowing the recruitment process. Distant candidates living in different countries can be difficult to interview in person.
The solution: digital recruiting
Digital interviewing capabilities are crucial to the recruitment process. Digital interviewing – often using video – allows recruiters and candidates to connect in more meaningful ways, while significantly increasing the efficiency of the recruitment process.
Using the right tools, the video interviews are sliced and diced by each answer so that recruiters can select a specific and important question and cross-reference all answers. This helps recruiters quickly sort and judge the applications fairly, speeding the recruitment process.
Digital recruitment can also help in these ways:
• As many people as needed from different locations can join the process
• By the last and final stages of interviewing companies feel confident that they are bringing in the right people to meet and they have the right people in the room to make the right decision
• The candidate feels more engaged from the beginning of the process
The benefits of video recruitment are too many to ignore – attracting the right candidate and keeping them engaged with the brand and its people throughout the process will be key as competition for talent increases.