In today’s talent landscape, it is easy to get caught up in the buzz around new technologies. From recruitment chatbots, to ChatGPT allegedly dissolving the case for cover letters overnight, it’s clear that recruitment as we know it will see significant changes in the years to come. While much attention has been given to the benefits of automation in recruitment, an important point is often overlooked. Specifically, that while AI can and will certainly play a valuable role in the hiring process, it can never replace the power of connection. Whether it’s the rapport built in a face-to-face meeting or the personal touch of a targeted print ad, some aspects of recruitment simply can’t be replicated.
Our talent experts possess a wealth of experience and knowledge in the ever-evolving world of recruitment. This allows them to seamlessly switch between, and continuously evolve, various talent acquisition strategies. Whether it is utilising the latest AI tools and technologies or executing face-to-face recruitment events, they apply their deep understanding of industries and clients’ needs to select the most effective recruitment methods for each role. Regardless of the latest trending topic, they deliver exceptional results.
One of our expert teams recently partnered with hiring managers for a series of face-to-face events to recruit the best talent in University for our client. The unique value from face-to-face interactions was a critical element to successfully attracting candidates with these highly sought after skills.
—Peter, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
These events were incredibly successful in positioning our client as an employer of choice for niche technology talent – even when the client’s industry was not your typical ‘pure’ technology company. By engaging with students and showcasing the exciting technology opportunities at our client’s organisation, our experts successfully engaged with technologists of the future. With genuine face-to-face interactions, our team was able to build a pipeline of tech talent and create a talent pool of candidates still completing their degrees.
Our talent experts know that when it comes to recruitment, delivery is key. The long-term partnerships with our clients mean that our experts are fully embedded into their business, operations and culture. This gives them a unique and complex understanding of their target talent segment. Rather than exclusively leveraging traditional job boards or social media campaigns, this team decided to drive their point home in a big way; by also putting up a roadside billboard that would find truck drivers at the heart of their operations.
—Pratima, Talent Acquisition Business Partner
In a regional Victorian Council, our expert team attended a local job fair, where they were able to connect with a diverse pool of candidates. By being present in their community and engaging with candidates in person, our team was able to showcase the opportunities available and highlight the benefits of working for our client. For many roles, being able to connect and build trust personally, leads to a stronger talent pool than when relying on online channels and CV submissions alone.