Future skills in recruitment & how they are impacting HR
What the world of work will look like in five years’ time can already be predicted today. Digitization will play a central role in this. Organizations that want to remain fit for the future, have to adapt to it.
And Human resources plays a key role here: After all, a businesses’ success largely depends on whether employees have the right professional and personal skills.
In the digital world, there is an increasing need for applicants with high technical competence.
According to a report by CISCO and market intelligence IDC, around 5 million jobs in information technology are projected to be added globally by 2027. Being among one of the fastest growing industries, this will be a real challenge, as IT specialists are already in short supply today.
However, recruiting will not be the only obstacle for HR, since training for existing employees is crucial too. Existing employees also need to stay fit for the future, and upskilling will play a significant role in that.
Future Skills are skills that will gain importance across industries over the future, for example the next five years.
Lionstep has seen a pattern of 3 classifications – the skills divided into:
These are more classical skills, including soft skills and personal characteristics. They are important as they ensure easier adaptation to new situations. Applicants with these skills often solve complex problems more easily than others.
In a world that is progressively dominated by digitization, we all need a certain set of basic digital skills. They are not only valuable for our profession, but also in our private lives.
Technologies are constantly developed, designed and improved. Specialists should therefore have the following skills in the future:
The demand for qualified employees is high.
All employees should have as many skills as possible in categories 1 and 2. At the same time, companies are also looking for IT experts with skills in the 3rd category.
Effective outreach, profiling, qualifying and recruiting is more important than ever.
As a recruiting-as-a-service business, we at Lionstep have valuable insights and experience in what it takes to ensure that the qualification is done right – so that the quality of our selected candidates best match our clients needs.
We have developed a unique screening process that ensures transparency, speed and an optimal job-candidate matching for both parties.
With the a system of so-called “Spotlight Questions” (which all have to be answered with “yes”), the talent gets “validated” and continues to the next round of screening by a Lionstep-Recruiter.
These Spotlight Questions are developed together with a Lionstep-Recruiter and our client before we post the job profile on our platform. We experienced that it is a valuable service for our clients, as this support really makes the difference between a good and amazing candidate result.
How the digital skills are influencing the future of Recruiting: