Talent & Employers Disconnect: Fixing the Talent Acquisition Process
Talent and Employers, ships passing in the night. The story of how unnecessarily complicated we have made it apply for jobs, create and manage job posts or track applicants. In other words, we have made a mess out of connecting people to work. Some of it is not intentional, but it’s a result of too much noise and trying to use the tools that we have available to make do. There is currently a disconnect between Talent and Employers. At pepelwerk, we are fixing the talent acquisition process to create a better experience.
First, let’s take the perspective of the job seeker, the Talent. You have skills and you want to work. This isn’t an article about doing what you love or trying to live your dream. I’m saying you just need money and you’re looking for work. The traditional path was a lengthy one. Before the internet became online classifieds, the process was far more laborious. You would talk to friends, hit the pavement, fill out applications, take time to get dressed up and print (yes, I said print) your resume to get to a career fair, so gas, money and time that you didn’t have. Then you peruse Craigslist for a gig just to get paid.
You may respond to dozens, even a hundred job posts to receive no response from HR or a hiring manager. Not even a “sorry, not interested”. Talent search for jobs the way a ship may look for a lighthouse in the dark, just to learn the keeper turned off the lights and flew south to warmer weather. We understand how frustrating this is. We created pepelwerk to specifically fix this issue.
Employers at the helm
Now, let’s take the Employers perspective. We are familiar with employers of all different sizes and understand they deal with a plethora of needs, internal processes, and options. If I am the employer, I create a job description, ask my friends, post on my social sites, post on employer networking sites, post on job boards – post, repeat, post repeat. I meet an external recruiter or headhunter at a networking event and pitch them the job opening. Or, maybe I need a lot of cashiers, so I think a staffing agency will help. As an employer, I already created a job post, spent a bunch of time, energy and money trying to find that talent.
The result is money and time out the door, and in the meantime, I got zero work done on the other projects I need to do to make my business grow.
And, we do this over and over again. This is not an efficient talent acquisition process.
How pepelwerk improves the talent acquisition process
How will these two ever get connected without costing the Employer too much? And without costing Talent a fortune in time, money, and humanity? I propose pepelwerk. We simplify everything for job seekers. Talent readers should download the pepelwerk app and create a Talent profile. Create your personal brand with a photo, short video, and optional links to your social media accounts. Have your work opportunities meet you where you are.
For Employer readers, create a free Employer account, post your jobs and manage the application process in our all-in-one recruitment and HR platform. Get matched with Talent that meets your needs, thanks to our intelligence skills-matching software. Doesn’t that sound better already? Employers and Talent connected with one tool!