With a constantly evolving business world, Recruiters need to possess the skills to adapt to changing technologies, trends, and the demands of the industry. Andy Headworth, named in The Huffington Post's 100 Most Social HR Leaders on Twitter and Author of HR blog Sirona Says, recently discussed what he thinks the Recruiter of tomorrow will look like and listed the recruiting skills of the future. We evaluated hiring for the skills that he considered to be essential for Recruiters to have in the not so distant future. How in-demand are these skills now?
Recruiting Skills of the Future
- Candidate Networks Building
- Candidate Sourcing
- Social Media
- Content Production
- Contractor Management
- Keeping Up to Date with New Technology
In job ads that refer to these skills, sales experience had the most demand, with about 2,600 job ads. Candidate sourcing was the second most required ability, followed by marketing and social media. Despite having the highest number of job ads, demand for sales knowledge in October 2013 was about the same as it was during October 2012. Requirements for social media experience increased the most year-over-year, rising 53%. Candidate network building and sourcing skills also appeared more often in job postings during October 2013 than October 2012, up 22% and 11% respectively.
Each of these recruiting skills are likely to be difficult-to-fill on average throughout the US, scoring between 66 and 68 on our Hiring Scale. Our Hiring Scale score ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 indicating hardest-to-fill. Conditions are likely to be even more challenging than average in the San Francisco metro area, scoring in the mid to high 80's. Recruiters filling jobs in San Francisco may have more success sourcing candidates in nearby cities with lower Hiring Scale scores. In each skill category, the nearby Riverside metro area scores between 36 and 51 on our Hiring Scale, which indicates that it will be less difficult to recruit talent in this location.
Hiring Scale Heat Map Snapshot for Social Media Skills in Recruiting Jobs in Riverside, CA
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