In the space of a few short years, the recruitment and hiring process as we knew it has changed forever. There have long been online job boards and recruitment and staffing agencies that accepted applications. However, online recruitment has, in recent times, gone beyond this and is now all performed online from start to finish. In some cases, the employee will not go into an office or meet their colleagues and employers in the physical sense.
Now All Recruitment Can Be Carried Out Online
The pandemic has driven and forced some changes in the way the recruitment process is now carried out. The same steps are carried out throughout the recruitment process, but these steps have all been adjusted and updated to be able to be carried out online and using the latest available internet and information technology. There may also be various forms of resume formats, but they are now all posted and presented online. Very few, if any staffing agencies, will ask you to attend an introductory interview and bring your resume and educational certificates with you. Instead, it will all happen on screen, and the resume will be electronic.
Resumes Stay Online and Are Accessible for Headhunters
If you’ve registered with an online recruiter and allowed public access to your resume, then it will likely be available to others and can be found by those looking to fill a post with similar keywords and terms as you have in your resume. This means that you will need to update it from time to time or remove the resume and unsubscribe from the site once you have found a job. This new recruitment requires the job seeker to be more proactive and ensure that they are keeping their personal and private details safe in the online space while getting their resume and professional details out there and spread as widely as possible.
Improved Workplace Software and Platforms for Shared Work
You can now be hired for jobs that allow remote or hybrid work from around the globe. If all the work can be done online and via the cloud, then it allows anyone with the requisite skills to apply and to be able to perform the role from wherever they are. This is true competition and has been one of the most significant changes to the recruitment process and outcome.
Online recruitment has surely changed how personnel will be hired and perhaps even fired. It follows, therefore, that if we have a remote and hybrid way of work, we then also accept and use a remote and hybrid means of recruiting this workforce. You may still need to be suited and booted to attend the interview, but you won’t need to go anywhere. It’s now all possible from the comfort and security of your own home or any remote office that you choose for that matter. This has presented some challenges to those who prefer to deal with people in a face-to-face capacity but is slowly becoming the norm for many businesses.