Last month we invited 50 recruiters to our office to hear what challenges they are facing and ways they are overcoming those challenges. We also spent some one on one time with a select few to capture some sound bits for a video that we created so that we could pass on the learnings from our event to the rest of the recruiting world. Watch our video for some of the key takeaways from the #HRTX event and let us know if you are facing some of the same challenges in the comments below.
Transcript[Joe] Two of the most interesting things Ive heard today. [Brian] Two of the most interesting things Ive heard. [Jason] One of the challenges talent acquisitions professionals face. [Joe] The talent that organizations need right now is very technical [Jason] Oh my god, how do i find that data science candidate [Susan] I recruit primarily for IT and I find it very challenging to find qualified people for some of my openings. [Joe] Organizations are really struggling to connect and engage with passive candidates. And this all stems from the fact that the labor market is really tight right now and candidates are in the drivers seat and this is really putting a strain on talent acquisition professionals [Jason] How do you find those individuals because its actually a walk in the park once you know how to do it. [Brian] The number one pain point my clients are experiencing right now is process. Like what the recruiting process should look like. They don’t necessarily have a defined process. You’re flying a plane at 30,000 miles per hour and as unrealistic as that sounds you’re also trying to repair the plane mid flight [Joe] So I think there is this huge opportunity in the industry to find ways to get recruiters outside this maintenance that they are doing. And i would say the other thing that compounds the problem is that recruiters and these professionals in talent acquisition are spending a lot of time with some of the more maintenance level tasks that come along with recruiting and talent acquisition so reviewing resumes and sending follow up emails. [Joe] I think the challenges that recruiters and talent acquisition professionals are facing every day is something we’re working on with our clients every single day. It’s the same issues. And I’m hearing this over and over again at this event. And so I feel Brazen is really at the forefront of these challenges and helping recruiters, just like the people that are at this event, overcome.