September 30, 2015

Digital Hiring / Recruitment & Job Search Trends & Statistics

Digital Hiring / Recruitment Automation Trends
A layer of third-party technical recruitment companies is emerging to help startups quickly sift through qualified candidates without spending lots of time on interviewing.
  • For technical recruitments, though the recruitment teams try to pre-qualify candidates, there is still a need for putting engineering resources for technical / coding skills evaluation. 
  • Interviews take precious time of current engineering managers and technical leads, and is a significant cost to a company. 
  • Typical technical interviews, which involve tasks like coding an abstract algorithm in 15 minutes, may have little connection to what engineers actually spend their time doing - which is debugging and analyzing existing code.
Hence a lot of today's typical interview is both expensive and inefficient. We want to lower the cost of interviewing and increase the quality of the signal.

A new perspective to address this: Technology itself! Lets take a look at a tool called Lytmus.


  • Lytmus is a kind of “flight simulator for technical talent.” 
  • It’s an immersive environment where hiring managers can see candidates operating inside of a web-based virtual machine, with an IDE, web browser, sample code and files and a standard problem prompt.
  • Inside Lytmus’ environment, candidates will have to dive into existing code and unpack a software’s design problems in real-time. 
  • Lytmus will passively collect logs of data on the backend so that hiring managers and recruiters can look in afterward to see how they did. 
  • With Lytmus’ business model, the company only gets paid when the platform successfully places a hire.
Some other startups in the field: Triplebyte, Gradberry.

[Earlier]
Social Media Job Search & Hiring & Recruitment Trends

Social media can play a major role in finding a job whether a new one or a better one !
  • In 2012, companies were projected to use social media to recruit for more than four out of five job openings. 
  • Some 95% of recruiters have already successfully hired candidates found through LinkedIn. Twitter and Facebook are also helping job-seekers connect with employers.
  • Recruiters use social media for a variety of reasons
    • Saves them money
    • Raises brand awareness
    • Good way to target people with specific skill sets. 
    • Helps them find solid candidates who might otherwise never even get on their radar.
According to Eye-tracking studies
  • People spend an average of under six seconds looking at social media profiles, meaning first impressions are key. 
  • Job titles and profile photos get the most attention, so those are among the most important sections of your page to spruce up.
Data source & Methodology
  • The above data was all pulled together by OnlineDegrees.com, a site that connects students with Internet-based education programs. 
  • OnlineDegrees compiled reports from a variety of sources and research organizations to fill out the picture of how social media can boost your job search.
How to use social media to land a job
Courtesy of: OnlineDegrees.com

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