In simple words recruitment is a process through which a candidate is selected from a pool of qualified individuals to fulfil a job role within an organization. Recruitment is classified under Human Resource Management and the process is performed by recruitment managers, head hunters and HR managers.
Mangers use different techniques to hire qualified resources for their organization. The perform job analysis and develop a job description. The job description is then advertised on different types of recruitment channels. Here are the top 5 recruitment channels excessively used by all recruiters:
Newspaper has been one of the most traditional ways of advertising jobs especially if your organization is looking to hire a local resource. Newspaper is accessible to millions of people within a region or country and is extensively used by recruiters to advertise a job opening in their organization.
Most newspapers have a specified page for jobs and use standard format. A recruiter has the choice of advertising the job on whichever day they want to maximize the reach. Moreover many newspapers have an online e-paper which can also help you reach a wider audience.
Another common recruitment channel is the job fairs at different universities. Primarily these job fairs provide an opportunity for fresh graduates to apply for internships, part-time/full-time jobs or other volunteer roles.
As much as job fairs sound like a good recruitment channel, a recruiter must remember that they will find a majority of fresh candidates with little to no industry experience. Moreover typical job fairs usually last for 1-2 days whereby hundreds of organizations take part and recruiters have to make an on the spot judgment to select candidates for interviews.
The most trending recruitment channel these days is through social networks primarily because it is the cheapest way to advertise a job post and gets a higher audience reach. These days many organizations simply start with social networks to fulfil their initial recruitment needs.
If they don’t find a candidate from the pool generated from social media then they opt for other forms of recruitment channels. The most popular social media channel for recruitment is Linkedin where a recruiter can find millions of experienced and highly qualified candidates.
Thousands of job portals and job search engines exist on the internet on a local and global scale. Among them the most popular is Monster.com which is a global job search engine. This search engine is used by organizations all over the world to recruit candidates on a global scale.
Many countries have their own official job portals sponsored either on government level or private level organizations. They contain all sorts of jobs from different organizations within the country looking for potential candidates to fill the job post. Plus, these portals are language specific too; for example an Egypt based job portal would be advertising jobs in Arabic because the mother tongue on Egypt is Arabic.
Another rising trend is the third part recruitment agencies or Strategic HR business partners. Many organizations are now outsourcing their recruitment process to these head hunting agencies. One of the top recruitment agencies in Middle East is Talents Hunters which has an extensive network throughout the Middle East.
Head Hunting agencies charge a fee to the organizations for handling the recruitment process. They have large data banks on different qualified and experienced candidates. They perform all the recruitment tasks including interviews, background checks and even personality tests.
Talents Hunters continues to provide best advice to both employers and employees. We provide extensive recruitment services throughout Middle East. For more interesting information keep visiting our blog.
Recruitment seems like a scary thing when you think about it. As in right after graduation you are forced to look for a job and start providing for your own self. It’s more like a, “Congratulations! You are finally at that stage where the doors will be shut on you and your confidence may be shattered.” But it is not always like that. Sometimes finding the right way of getting yourself recruited could do wonders. So try different recruitment channels and find that perfect job for yourself!