Recruitment Challenges The Recruiters Face

Recruitment Challenges The Recruiters Face

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Recruitment is inevitable and a never-ending challenge for most of the organizations. Finding and attracting, the best talent is not an easy task. Philippines saw a shift in its economy from agriculture to the corporate sector. The recruitment landscape in Philippines is fast changing. The local talent pool has grown and become more skilled as the opportunities have blossomed. But the task of finding the right catch from the pool could be intimidating. There is an immense competition in finding the best talent, and hence you as an employer need to be proactive. Gone are the days when proactiveness was required only by the job seekers. The usual process that is followed is to post the requirement on different job portals and either search for the probable candidates or wait for someone to apply. But this universal process also has some flaws. Here is a look at some of them: Junk database of job seekers – Junk database comprises of the resumes that are not updated and if your search results in such resumes, it could be a sheer waste of time. Inactive jobseeker database – This again is a waste of efforts for the recruiters. There are many inactive job seekers in the database. Inactive jobseekers are those who are no more interested in seeking the job. If you find such resumes impressive all your efforts will go in vain and you will have to search the database again. Traffic Snarls- After taking a lot of efforts and going through a pile of resumes you shortlist the candidates and are all geared up for the face-to-face interview, but the candidate could not reach in time due to the traffic, a common issue in Philippines. So you either have to wait for them for a couple of hours or have to reschedule the interview, which can be frustrating. No show by the candidates – This is a truly unprofessional behavior by the candidates, but sometimes certain situations are inevitable. Some candidates make a call for telling their inability to attend while some do not even bother to inform. Such incidences force you to carry out the grueling process once again. Attractive Paper resumes – The paper resumes looks attractive, convincing and you are almost sure that you have found the best possible candidate but when you actually meet the candidate he/she may not be up to the mark and you are in for a huge disappointment.