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Networking is crucial to recruitment success

There are various different methods at a company’s disposal when they want to expand their workforce, but perhaps one of the most effective is networking.

Keeping in touch with other people in the sector and seeing what’s available is highly valuable, especially for organisations who are looking to attract relevant and knowledgeable talent.

Hays recently stated that the world of recruitment is in a state of flux, which is why organisations and job seekers can’t afford to just sit back and hope for the best.

“Most people stop at updating their profile and aligning their activities with the personal brand they want to project,” noted Managing Director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand Nick Deligiannis.

Employers are constantly looking for candidates who can bring value to their organisation, which is why the pressure is on job seekers to make sure they are demonstrating the most relevant skills.

LinkedIn is becoming an important tool for recruitment and is something that both parties can find really useful. Mr Deligiannis urged people to consider connections and invitations, even if they’re from someone they have never worked with before.

“It’s wise to check their profile and if they do not work in a field or industry associated with yours, ask yourself what you could gain from the connection,” he commented.

Keeping profiles updated is a great idea, as this will demonstrate to employers that the skills you possess are relevant to the position they are advertising for.

Recruiters, on the other hand, should use LinkedIn to their advantage and take a look at the type of candidates who are applying for roles and what skills they may be able to bring to the table.

Investing in HRMS software can also help you find talent for your organisation. It can also provide staff training modules to add value to your workplace.

Ari Kopoulos

CEO at EmployeeConnect