The job market has always been a competitive field, and not just for those seeking work. Up to 51% of all workers who currently have a job are either actively looking for, or open to a new employment opportunity. Factoring in those without jobs means that up to 71% of the American workforce is technically on the job market. Recruiters too have a difficult time sorting through what could potentially be an endless list of applicants. Here are some tips that can benefit applicants and job recruiters alike.
How the Internet Changed the Job Market
There was once a time when job opportunities made themselves present only to those who invested countless hours to searching through the newspaper. Today, the internet makes finding a job even easier with plenty of devoted websites to help find the right job for anyone’s skillset. Around 30% of all Google searches each month are employment related with up to 43% of the population doing so with their mobile devices. Social media sites are becoming one of the most popular methods for finding talent; 89% of recruiters report having hired someone through the professional site LinkedIn; Facebook and Twitter are used by recruiters to a lesser extent. Those employers who utilized social media to hire employees found a 49% improvement in candidate quality. Using the internet is one of the easiest ways for recruiters and job-seekers alike to find the right fit for any job.
Hiring for Nonprofit Jobs
Unlike many companies with a set budget devoted to recruiting, nonprofit jobs may not be able to invest as much into recruitment and as such can suffer. This may lead to misinterpretations regarding nonprofit jobs — in 2010 nonprofit jobs actually accounted for a total of 9.2% of all wages and salaries paid out in the United States. There are over 1.53 million nonprofit organizations: this includes 1,061,916 public charities, 102,055 private foundations, and 368,279 other kinds of organizations. In order to find the right kind of people for nonprofit work, many organizations seek out nonprofit recruiters. Staffing companies have the resources to broadcast to a wider audience and evaluate applicants based off their credentials. Whether you’re looking for a job or a team of employees, consider a staffing agency to find whatever it is you’re looking for.