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Challenges Faced in the Talent Acquisition Process

Aug 20,2018

The culture of talent acquisition has grown more competitive as the hunt for the most capable individuals has become harder than ever before, as the factors involved in the process have significantly changed, as a result of growth in education, industries, and modernization as a phenomenon, in general. This is not a bad thing though, and the process of talent acquisition requires a degree of realignment to build upon its existing efficiency. To understand it better, we take a closer look at some common challenges holding back the process of talent acquisition.

  • Uncertain and Volatile Markets – Today, the process of acquiring talent is fiercer than any time in recent memory, requesting shorter, more intense business cycles and needing to center around projects versus employment terms. This has made the international job market uncertain and to solve this issue, big data has come up with solutions to provide better indicators, be proactive and fill ability pools rather than just responding to requirements, and change the blend of talent sources.

  • Managing Transparency and Image – Today's applicants have more access to business data than before, thanks in vast part to increasing reliance on the Internet. Most organizations are presently an open book, and applicants can, without much of a stretch, get an unmistakable idea of your way of running the organization – for better or in negative ways. The solution, of course, is to double down on PR factors, branding, and presentation, as today, execution and style matter as much as performance. As such, it becomes imperative to get a hold of the factors controlling these to steer the right message about the organization. Discover what representatives are saying in regards to you by running a look for your organization on online platforms or forums to guide public opinion as well as improve in operational capacities.

  • Consumer Culture – The manner in which candidates scan for employments looks progressively more like the way customers interact with their suppliers. They instinctively desire the process to be akin to their online shopping experience due to the precedence set by the internet itself. To be viewed as prospective hires, candidates must go the extra mile in this case, showcasing best practices and using their metric for success in the number of organizations who get back to them. It reflects their dedication and capabilities.

  • Inefficient Talent Search- Many companies make the mistake of going ahead with broad searches of talent pools rather than specific demographics to not miss out on the competitiveness of the market as a whole. Subsequently, they are constraining their own efforts and employment needs, and just "swimming in a part of the pool" with regards to sourcing competent candidates. The idea here is to be a full-fledged talent management expert rather than a sourcing specialist as it can limit the scope of the search severely. Searching specific markets extensively often yield more satisfactory results, particularly now that interdisciplinary job roles are more prevalent than ever before.