7 Innovative Recruitment Methods Used by the Pros

7 Innovative Methods of Recruitment Used by the Pros

Kelly Barcelos on May 24, 2019 in Recruitment Process

So your job descriptions are ready! But have you shortlisted the best places to advertise your openings? Tapping top industry talent has never been more challenging than this. No wonder, recruiters can’t get enough of LinkedIn connections, candidates, and innovative recruiting ideas. Baby boomers are leaving the workforce; Millennials are freelancing, and Gen Z is entering the workforce. And in the midst of all this chaos – digitization is revolutionizing the recruitment process to overcome all the bottlenecks in traditional methods of recruitment.

Fortunately, there are some effective methods of recruitment out there which recruiters can use to attract and recruit top choice candidates.

Modern Methods of Recruitment

  1. Networking Events

    HR events, job fairs, open houses, seminars, and conferences offer a perfect recruitment platform. HR professionals with relevant and sustained relationships can easily acquire candidates and interns from different disciplines at these events. These events can also be leveraged to offer candidates a VR experience. Virtual reality will give your potential employees a realistic picture of your company and culture through an engaging video!

  2. Body Shopping

    Body shopping has become one of the most popular methods of recruitment for professional organizations and training institutes that are creating a talent pool for future employment. Potential employers can approach these organizations to recruit trained and skilled talent. These training institutes and professional organizations do the body shopping which is commercially known as employee leasing.

  3. ESOP’s

    Companies are now also attracting potential candidates by offering company ownership in stocks to employees through an employee stock ownership program.

  4. Social Media

    The possibilities of social media recruiting are endless if you are willing to think beyond the big four – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Recruiters are now going innovative with their recruitment and selection methods and trying apps like Bumble, Tinder, Snapchat, and Spotify to hunt talent. Why don’t you?

  5. Employer Review Sites

    Glassdoor must be a part of every company’s recruitment strategy. In a digital era where everything is rated and reviewed online, including employers; recruiters cannot afford to miss out on this approach. Most modern-day job seekers research the company’s culture, perks, pay, pros and cons. So make the most of employer review sites and if you find any flaws, now is the time to optimize your methods of recruitment.

  6. Mobile Recruitment and Video Interviewing

    A mobile recruitment strategy is no longer an option. In fact, it is the only way to connect with Millennials and Gen Z candidates. A mobile-responsive recruitment process will ensure that you are easily accessible for busy job-seekers and don’t miss out on talented candidates who are always on-the-go.

    Video interviewing is a relatively new recruitment method that makes it much easier for recruiters to screen candidates while ensuring a convenient and positive candidate experience. With video interviews, recruiters can ask unlimited questions and view the responses at a convenient time. This lessens the number of on-site interviews and accelerates the initial screening process.

  7. Analytics

    If we would have gone in the order of importance, analytics would have topped this list of innovative recruitment methods. Applicant tracking system leverages artificial intelligence to identify if its methods of recruitment are getting them the results they want. ATS also tracks the performance of every source so recruiters know which channel is getting them the most hires successfully.

    Applicant tracking systems generate accurate reports that measure everything from sourcing candidates to onboarding new hires. Analytics give recruiters actionable insights into different processes and procedures which enables recruiters to modify their methods of recruitment and maximize the conversion rate.

Companies that want to clear the clutter need to be creative with their recruitment methods. And, adopting technology can add real value to these effective methods of recruitment.


Kelly Barcelos

Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager specializing in HR and is responsible for leading Jobsoid’s content and social media team. When Kelly is not building campaigns, she is busy creating content and preparing PR topics. She started with Jobsoid as a social media strategist and eventually took over the entire digital marketing team with her innovative approach and technical expertise.