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The Power of Early Career Talent Recruiting Platform Technology

Leveraging recruitment technology is one of the best ways to adapt to a rapidly evolving job market, whether you’re an employer or an applicant.

A 2021 study by Indeed surveyed 1100 employers, of which a staggering 93% expect to use virtual interviews in their hiring process in the future. This means that the competition for every role has gotten tougher. Remote roles can amass thousands of applicants in just a few days.

Recruiting technology can streamline the process and connect you with the best talent for your company. Let’s look at how leveraging recruitment technology can streamline your process when recruiting early career talent.

Understanding the Complexities of Early Career Recruiting

Today, early career recruiting involves navigating challenges such as efficiently finding quality talent and dealing with a lack of modern infrastructure. Recruiters must sift through large volumes of applications to identify candidates with the right mix of theoretical knowledge and potential, often without the benefit of extensive work experience to guide their decisions. The process is further hampered by outdated recruitment systems that fail to leverage the latest technological advancements, making it difficult to streamline and automate parts of the recruitment process. As a result, recruiters face significant pressure to quickly attract and identify promising early career talent while ensuring that their recruitment strategies and tools are up-to-date and effective.

Let’s take a closer look at why early career recruitment can be so complex.

1. The Evolving Nature of Early Career Talent

This generation of early career job seekers favors freedom and flexibility. Previous generations commonly saw people finding a job early on in their careers and staying there for 20 years. Today, early career applicants seek experience in multiple jobs to eventually find what they want in a career.

When recruiting early career talent, it’s important to understand where they’re coming from. Gen-Z is empowered by financial and professional security, transparent and clear communication, community, culture, and value alignment. You can emphasize these things in your job description and through recruitment efforts.

2. The Challenges of Attracting and Retaining Early Career Talent

Let’s review two main challenges employers face in attracting and retaining early career talent. Finding quality talent efficiently and lacking modern infrastructure to attract said talent.

These days, looking for the right candidates is like searching for a diamond in the rough. You might receive thousands of resumes from candidates who need more relevant experience or with poor formatting.

Another problem is a lack of modern infrastructure to attract quality talent in early career applicants. A range of opportunities is an important factor for Gen Z. In an opinion piece by our founder and CEO Byron Slosar, one of the main tips for recruiting Gen Z applicants is to “empower the undecided.”

In other words, find ways to meet students where they are in their lives or careers and create opportunities to learn and explore potential career paths within your company. The job market for early career talent has moved away from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that’s tailor-made to each individual.

3. How Recruitment Technology Can Address These Challenges

Recruitment technology is vital in connecting the right talent with the right companies. The following graphic exemplifies what hellohive offers to empower employers to make data-driven hiring decisions.

infographic about hellohive technology for employers to make data-driven hiring decisions

The platform helps candidates see what jobs they are qualified for, meaning that employers get access to only the best matches who opt in to share their information. The best platforms also coach candidates into having fully tailored and optimized resumes so you can see how good of a fit they’ll be in your role and organization.

As an employer, recruiting technology can help you identify how you present your organization to make it a more attractive landing spot for quality talent. This two-sided improvement is the perfect filter for candidates and companies to find exactly what they want.

Key Considerations in Choosing a Recruitment Technology

There are several things to consider when choosing a recruitment technology:

  • The ability to make data-driven hiring decisions
    • By integrating technologies, recruiters can make more informed, objective, and efficient hiring decisions. The ability to analyze large amounts of data quickly and accurately helps in identifying the best candidates, reducing biases, and improving overall recruitment outcomes
  • Expertise in early career recruitment strategies
    • See what strategies the potential recruiting partner implements in hiring early career talent. Does it engage with and coach candidates to be good fits professionally?
  • Utilization of technology to support a human-centric approach
    • Make sure your potential recruiting partner is up-to-date with using AI and other next-gen technology to find the best candidates.
  • Track record of success and client testimonials
    • Quality recruiting partners proudly display customer testimonials like the following. Customer testimonials can help you ensure that your recruiting partner is reliable and trustworthy.
hellostudents testimonials infographic
  • Flexibility and customization of services
    • Every company’s needs are different. You want a technology that can tailor its approach to you.

The Hive Advantage: People-First Approach

Hive uses resume-building technology, hosted events, and survey data to help employers engage early career talent from diverse backgrounds.

We also understand the human element in talent acquisition, which is why HR and recruiters have access to holistic candidate profiles with data, as seen below.

Hellohive’s greatest strength is integrating technology with a people-centric approach. As an employer, you will engage with a community of candidates through events and webinars and get data-driven feedback to inform your decisions.

Take a look at some past events and programs to see how this innovative approach can benefit you.

Finding Early Career Talent with Recruitment Technology

Working with early career talent is both challenging and rewarding. It can be hard to find exceptional talent with little to go off of, but when you do, you get an infusion of new experiences and perspectives.

If you’re looking to expand your organization’s early career talent strategy, working with recruiting partners like hellohive could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Contact us at hellohive to see how we can help your organization grow!

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