Voyager Predictions for 2011 – Ebay for people?
Asked about what we might see over the next 3-5 years Paul Thompson, Voyager's Sales Director, asked “Will there be a CV in 3-5 years time? With the emergence of online portals, social websites and personal recommendations being so highly valued, will candidates win jobs before they’ve applied? The digitisation of the candidate removes territorial boundaries and makes it easier for recruiters to operate overseas."
Paul continued, "We predict that there will soon be the ability for Recruiters to view collaborated profiles on an applicant; pulling together views, opinions, references and legal checks."
Will the best candidates see themselves on a bidding/auction site? eBay for people anyone?
When asked about the state of the market Paul added “Business is tough, but buoyant”
Demand for our products and services has increased over 3 months by XXX%, and our focus remains the same. The UK market has been hit hardest over the last few years, yet Recruiters still need to trade competitively and make the most of the technology available to them. 5 years ago Linked-in, CV parsing and email on your phone was in its infancy – What happened to the fax? (Much the same as the Walkman), you can’t stand still in the Recruitment market”.