Essential Skills for HR Recruiters in Today's Job Market
To be effective as a human resources recruiter, you must stay current on the latest skills and techniques. Some examples of skills that HR recruiters may find particularly useful in today's job market include:
Knowledge of new sourcing tools and techniques: For finding and attracting candidates, there are many new tools and techniques available, such as social media, mobile job apps, and online job boards. HR recruiters must be familiar with these tools and understand how to use them effectively.
Ability to use data and analytics: HR recruiters can use data and analytics to better understand the job market, identify trends and patterns, and make more informed hiring decisions. In this role, familiarity with data analysis tools and techniques can be extremely beneficial.
Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning: Artificial intelligence and machine learning are now being used in many HR software and tools to automate and improve various aspects of the hiring process, such as resume parsing and candidate matching. HR recruiters who are familiar with these technologies may find them useful.
Understanding employer branding: Employer branding refers to a company's reputation and image as an employer, and it is a critical factor in attracting top talent. HR recruiters should be familiar with employer branding strategies as well as how to effectively communicate the company's employer brand to potential candidates.
Originally published Jan 6, 2019