Many years ago, our ancestors survived through barter trading. The currencies back then were mostly edible and non-edible stuff and the method is basically through the exchange these items. For example, a family has to exchange the fruits of the land they tended with the silk products from other families. Other times, in order to have something to eat and/or to acquire some sort of technology, a man will simply exchange a portion of his land. These were applicable in the past but not anymore today…
The ancient survival tactic was left in the old days. We do not obtain fashionable clothing by just bartering it with fruits and vegetables; we cannot own a property by swapping it with gadgets. What we need to survive is money! What we need to buy the basic things is cash!
Since our modern society demands money for survival, men and women are trying to work on things that are income-generating. While others are running different types of businesses, some opt to be the workers of a particular company. But, being “hired as worker” of a business establishment or individual is never an easy undertaking. Just like businesses that commonly have lots of rivals in the market, the competition among skilled workers is also high. However, for the potential workers to be the given greater chance of success in their job search, the job recruitment organizations are formed.
Three (3) Types of Recruitment Methods that Job Seekers Must Know
- Recruitment by the Company
This type is basically the traditional type wherein the company has a team of Human Resource (HR) personnel whose task is to find the right person for a specific job vacancy. The assessment, screening, and even training are all done by the company. The positive things about this type are:
- People looking for a job go directly to the company that is in need of such workers. Therefore, compensations are usually given in full except for compulsory deductions such as the social security system, health insurance, and other government requirements.
- You can fully package your skills and make an impression. Face-to-face interview is common and you can always make a good impression during this session. Sometimes it’s matter of how you convince your employers through your communication skills rather than what is written in your resume.
However, company recruitment may have downsides as well:
- You may have to secure hard copies of the requirements. This surely needs you to invest money even if you are not hired yet.
- Comfort and convenience. This becomes a very huge problem if the company searching for candidates isn’t within your community. You may have to take time and effort to reach the company’s office and submit your application.
- Recruitment by a third party
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) define third party recruiters as groups or individuals that recruit candidates for part-time, full-time, or temporary jobs for a specific company other than their own. In short, these recruiters don’t really have the need of talents for their company but rather help other organizations to find suitable employees. But, this often have three classifications too which are briefly discussed below:
Employment Agencies – Organizations having these types of recruitment would post job vacancies for different kinds of clients. The company is compensated for the payment of firm listing and/or when the candidate is hired. An example of this type is when a registered nurse is hired for an overseas job through an employment agency. Many agencies do not require these professionals to pay right away, but as staggered pay through a portion of monthly salary deduction that usually lasts 3 months to 1 year.
Search Firms – this category doesn’t only involve searching the right candidates but also performs all the necessary screening procedures. The company which sought such assistance will meet the qualified candidates for the final selection and appointment of the job.
Contract Recruiters – from term itself, this classification of third party recruitment operates on the basis of contract. Mostly, their role is to fill the needs for recruiting employees and once it’s done, they can proceed contracting other clients. They are also considered as the client’s representative in recruiting and employment.
Online Job Search Marketplace
Basically, the online recruiting solution can be part of the methods of recruitment. But since it’s the newest and one of the most popular strategies of job hunting today, it is essential that it will be discussed separately from others.
Now, web-based recruitment requires job recruiting websites or platforms. The employers and job hunters would necessary sign up for an account to gain access (mostly, these are free). Generally speaking, as a job seeker, you need to complete your profile on a particular platform. You do not only have to enter your name, address, or age but also you have to define your skills, talents, or things that you can do for your employers/clients. Remember that there are plenty of job seekers like you out there, so it would better to make it highly attractive. Don’t worry. Most of the platforms already have built-in profiling format for your convenience. All you have to do is to fill out right words in the space provided. In addition to that, the site may also need you to share your social media profile for verification purposes. This is to make you a lot more “believable” and basically increases your chances to be hired. Hence, make your social media account look more professional. Create a separate professional page if you must. And one more thing, most employers will need a proof of your skills and experience. Thus, you may be required to make a career portfolio which shows your work samples. Attach additional proof of training and experience to make your professional background more solid.
Once you are hired, there are varying compensation policies that each platform may require. For instance, some do not require deductions of your total salary but there are others that oblige you as much as 20% deductions. Somehow, it is similar to a typical employment agency only that you can have more than one client or employer to serve and deductions can be regular (or continuous) as long as you still receive compensations.
On the other hand, if you are a company or an individual employer who is searching for the right talents, you may to prove your reliability. Not surprisingly, online recruitment platforms have ways to rate and show if you are trustworthy enough to be given the services from skillful job seekers. Like the job seekers, you may still have to pay for posting job vacancies for your company or for seeking talents using the platform.
Actually, when opting for online job recruitment platforms, both the employer and employee will have the same basic need that is, to establish the trust factor. Make sure to satisfy this first to achieve successful talent-hunting and job-seeking goals.