Why Recruiters Should Help Candidates Feel Secure in Their New Position

In yesterday’s Recruiting Daily Advisor we began to explore a few recent reports that suggest that many applicants get easily frustrated with how they are treated during the application process. Today we will explore the role that devotion plays in the recruiting process.
By Melissa Blazejak

Are You Devoted to Your Employees?

Employee retention is a hot issue and should come as no surprise since Millennials are infamous for job hopping. But are you meeting your employees’ demands and devoting your efforts to keeping them engaged? According to a new report, Perceptions of Employment Opportunities—released by Job Application Center, 52% of respondents say they are confident that their employers are as equally devoted to them as they are to their company.
However, 18% of respondents say they are not confident in their employers’ ability to take care of them. According to the report, “This may stem from large organizations (Google, Zappos, Nordstrom, etc.) publicly making these investments while many companies haven’t made the move to invest in their workers beyond standard compensation and benefits packages.”

Social Media’s Role in the Job Process

If you are struggling to recruit top talent, you may want to start looking on social media. According to the report, 40% of respondents are more likely to use social media as a job resource than any other method.
According to the report, “The number of companies relying on traditional methods for finding talent (job boards, newspaper listings, recruiters) is dwindling, and social media is the main reason. Not only do companies post job openings on their own business pages within sites like Facebook, but they reach out to their networks on Twitter in search of talent.”
As technology continues to dominate the workforce, in terms of industry and tools, employers can benefit from learning how potential candidates perceive employment opportunities. By curtailing your methods to fit their needs, you can attract, retain, and engage your workforce. For more information, or to view the full report, click here.
Melissa Blazejak is a senior web content editor at BLR®. She has written articles for® and the HR Daily Advisor® websites and is responsible for the day-to-day management of and HRLaws®.com. She has been at BLR since 2014. Blazejak graduated with a BA of Science, specializing in Communication, from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2008. Most recently, she graduated in 2014 with a MS of Educational Technology.

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