Memories eh? - clearing out my room I came across an old photo of my mum and dad taken at an office “recruitment do” in the early-seventies (my dad is now 66 bless him!) when they performed that old Beatles’ fave “When I’m 64” and it got me thinking “how things have changed since then and even more how much recruitment has moved on since then! I got to wondering what our industry would look like in 2046 when I reach the grand old age of 64 as compared to how it was in the year I was born, 1982!
And this is what I came up with…. (Humour me please but it defiantly makes you think especially when our industry has changed so much and the job is definitely getting harder!
Not an exhaustive list I know but can you imagine?! This puts us all in a dilemma! As technology develops how do we combine the traditional personal approach of “working with people” with utilising technology to resource, connect and speed up recruitment processes. I’m sure you’ll agree as a candidate or client sometimes the whole job board black hole can be a daunting prospect – you put your CV or job out there and hope that the right people see/apply and it’s all a bit impersonal and often we find many candidates feel like they disappear into cyber space when they apply for roles with no feedback or guidance.
So we are encouraging our candidates to come in and register, and meet us face to face – to spread the word that if they come to an agency they will get the “human touch” where we will listen, support and guide them to our clients who we also “build relationships with” on a personal face to face basis.
Don’t get me wrong we are not afraid to use technology and all the wonders that it brings but we still passionately believe that recruitment should be the introduction of a human being to another human being facilitated by a human being!!!!! We hope you would agree and therefore when I ask:
“Will you still need me (your recruiter), ….When I’m 64?” ……. I’m hoping you will agree!!!!!!!
If you are looking for a recruiter that will work with you in a personal, tailor-made fashion then please give me a call…I’m in this business for the long-term (till I’m at least 64!)