Skill behind blog
COULD the right candidates be lurking behind blogs? The search for skills has been taken to a new level of inquiry by employers keen to explore new avenues and retain their competitive edge.
‘‘ As the skills shortage has really begun to bite, times have changed and the recruitment industry has had to move with those times,’’ says RPO Group managing director Liam Ovenden. ‘‘ Besides specialised industry networks and hundreds of resume databases, our talent scouts are even targeting blogs and chat communities to reach hard-to-find candidates and people who aren’t actively looking.
‘‘ Candidates can be found through myriad innovative channels, and many of them are online. With the country’s skills shortage and an increased need to hire qualified employees, we need to ensure that the widest possible net is cast for each role.’’