Did you know that there are over 1 billion (with a “B”) smart phone users globally? By 2015 smart phone usage will overtake desktops. Do you think this mobile explosion will have an impact on talent acquisition? Consider this scenario…
The year is 2015, the war for top talent continues (yes, it is still happening). You are at a dinner party and strike up conversation with someone, realizing they are the perfect VP of HR for that long, exhausting search you have been conducting for 5 months! Here is how it would play out, past, present and future;
In 2004 you hand them a business card, request a resume and wait a few days to receive via email, hoping it does not get caught up in your spam filter.
2012: You may hand them a business card and then look them up on LinkedIn, sending a connect request (hoping they remember and liked you).
2015: Snap a picture of them with your mobile device and instantly go to their web profile. Your device recognizes their image and returns web results instantly via something called augmented reality!
Now granted, snapping a picture of someone to search their image may sound creepy, but so did “following” someone just a few short years ago. How realistic is the above scenario? Want to learn more about what the future of talent acquisition holds in terms of mobile and social recruiting? Then join me at the 22nd Annual SHRM-Atlanta Conference where I will discuss the future strategies, tools and practices of talent acquisition.
I will be live tweeting & blogging from the SHRM-Atlanta conference on March 13 & 14 and discussing the topic of Future of Talent Acquisition during a March 14 session (see below):
Session Date and Time: Wednesday, March 14, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Session Title: The Future of Talent Acquisition
Content Area: HR and Technology
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