What Makes Talent Acquisition So Difficult?

Talent acquisition: there’s nothing more important to the growth and success of your company. At the same time, few things are quite so difficult.

It used to be that the highest-quality candidates would seek your company out, giving you the upper hand in the labor market. These days, it’s challenging to find qualified candidates, where the number of open jobs outnumbers job seekers about two to one. Finding high quality talent with the right mix of knowledge, experience, qualifications, personality, drive, diversity, and skills seems virtually impossible.

And even after you have identified a high performing candidate, how do you attract and engage them? Not to mention retain them. How do you ensure they end up working for you and not for your competitors?

One way is by leveraging centralized talent acquisition technology, like Jobvite’s Evolve Talent Acquisition Suite, designed to streamline talent acquisition activities, eliminate bottlenecks, and tackle the complexities of hiring. Let’s take a look at the five biggest TA challenges this year, so you can see where Jobvite supports you in your talent acquisition efforts:

The Five Biggest Obstacles to Talent Acquisition in 2022

#1: Volatility

The effects of the pandemic are still being felt in today’s job market, creating an ever-changing environment that can be difficult to predict and even more difficult to keep up with. Not only are your own hiring needs and capabilities subject to change, but so are the conditions of the market and the expectations of job-seekers. In a sea of volatility, Jobvite provides a solid foundation to guide your recruitment process. Best of all, it’s completely scalable to your talent acquisition needs.

#2: Competition

One of the biggest challenges within talent acquisition is that your company isn’t the only one investing a lot of time and effort into it. Your competitors are working just as hard to attract the same high-quality candidates. Differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack by communicating a positive brand identity and company culture. Win top talent with social media recruiting to boost your signal and reach out to candidates directly.

#3: Speed

Talent acquisitions teams often want to find the perfect candidate for a position. A noble motivation, with one little problem: there’s no such thing as the perfect candidate. If your team is taking too long to choose the right candidates, not only are you wasting countless resources, but you also risk losing high-quality applicants to more decisive, fast-acting competitors. Remember, hiring is a game of speed. So it’s essential that you streamline and eliminate manual processes by automating as many tasks as possible with the right talent acquisition technology.

#4: Bias

We all have biases, whether we’re aware of them or not. That’s just as true for recruitment teams and hiring managers as it is for anyone else. You might be inclined to hire one candidate over another because of their age, their name, the school they graduated from, or if they previously worked for a competitor. Eliminating bias through the use of Jobvite’s built-in AI processes ensures you can quickly, easily, and accurately identify the most qualified, appropriate candidates.

#5: Digitization

Hiring process digitization represents one of the biggest and most promising innovations in talent acquisition today. For businesses that are unprepared for it, though, keeping up with the technological demands of an ever-changing marketplace can be a major challenge. Fortunately, Jobvite is designed to be comprehensive, versatile, and easy-to-use, allowing you to source, engage, interact, and onboard candidates easily and efficiently.

Jobvite Makes Talent Acquisition Easier

Talent acquisition has never been more challenging than it is right now. Whatever your industry, from healthcare and technology to manufacturing and financial services and more, Jobvite is designed to deliver predictable outcomes, create exceptional experiences, and empower streamlined hiring, scalable to your TA needs.

With the Evolve Talent Acquisition Suite, you can ensure the entire talent acquisition lifecycle delivers optimized candidate experiences for better recruiting results. Watch our product tour on-demand or subscribe to our blog to stay in the know on the latest insights in talent acquisition.