Millennial Recruiters Are Leading the Way in Next-Gen Hiring

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While recruiter confidence may appear to be high when it comes to hiring talent, they still struggle to fill open positions. In a new survey, recruiters blame the growing skills gap and résumé exaggeration as to why they are having trouble filling the void.

According to Monster’s 2019 State of the Recruiter survey, 95% of recruiters surveyed say they are confident they can find the right candidate for open positions and three-fourths (77%) consider active candidates to be high quality.

Despite their confidence and a deep talent pool, 71% of recruiters say they struggle to fill a position because of candidate skills gaps. In fact, many recruiters (85%) agree that candidates exaggerate skills and competencies on their résumé.

While these candidates look good on paper, recruiters need to adjust expectations to consider candidates with most or some (70%) of the necessary skills to find the right fit. These were among the insights gleaned from the recent online global survey of more than 1,700 recruiters conducted by Monster, a job search website.

While recruiting techniques haven’t changed dramatically since last year’s State of the Recruiter survey, a shift is coming. As Gen Z enters the workforce, recruiters will need to continue adapting their recruitment strategies. To better understand how to be successful in engaging this generation, recruiters need look no further than their Millennial peers, who are more poised to handle recruiting the next generation of candidates.

What Do Jobseekers Want in the Hiring Process?

According to Monster’s 2019 State of the Candidate survey, 94% of 18- to 24-year-old candidates—or Gen Z—agree that a video of a recruiter would help them better understand a job opportunity. The survey also found that 18- to 24-year-old’s believe that video will play a role in the job search process in the future through video calls with recruiters/potential employers during the interview process (43%), job descriptions (32%), and application submissions (31%).

Interestingly, the latest State of the Recruiter survey found that Millennial recruiters are ahead of the curve and more interested in using video in the job search process as compared to their Gen X and Baby Boomer peers—including interviewing candidates live via video (92% for Millennials vs 88% for Gen X and 78% for Baby Boomers), video job descriptions (90% vs 85% and 70%), and receiving video applications from candidates (91% vs 84% and 73%) […]

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