Social media and VMS are rapidly impacting recruitment processes worldwide. Although many are fretting the current recession, even a modest recovery will trigger an unprecedented talent war that only the strongest organizations will survive. Will yours be among them?
In my white paper How Social Media and VMS Will Affect the Coming Talent Wars, I examine the most important changes taking place and how recruiting organizations can best take advantage of them. This white paper is only available to TempWorks clients and only on special request; however for Staffing Talk readers I’ve made the following excerpt available here today:
How Social Media and VMS Will Affect the Coming Talent Wars
Vendor Management Software has long offered the ability to integrate with the big boards, pushing out job orders with the push of a button; clients now demand the same functionality when engaging social networks as well. Successful front end solutions are seamlessly integrating this functionality with social networks, so that job orders can be pushed out seamlessly and immediately.
Days-to-fill remains the most important metric in the world of talent acquisition, and the rate in which information within social networks is dissipated has been branded as “viral” for a reason. Of course, as anyone who’s ever Tweeted or LinkedIn can tell you, it takes time to interface with these closed-gate communities; fortunately, VMS can seamlessly automate this process, saving time, increasing visibility, and driving both candidates and prospective clients directly to postings.
Of course, today’s Twitter might be tomorrow’s MySpace (that is to say, facing obsolescence); that is why vendor management solutions must stay on top of the game, and allow scalability to allow additional networks and boards to be added on and customized in a real time basis, without a full scale upgrade or implementation.