The Need for a Recruiter 2.0 for Hiring IT Talent – The Case of a German Software Manufacturer
In: Jerry Luftman (ed.): Managing IT Human Resources: Considerations for Organizations and Personnel, IGI Publishing
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In times like the current economic downturn, just like when there is growth, companies struggle to meet the challenge of an IT talent shortage as recruitment and HR in general undergo dramatic changes in the methods applied to find suitable candidates and the services provided to internal and external clients. The IT recruiter’s job profile has changed dramatically in the Web 2.0 era as searching for candidates via LinkedIn and Facebook or micro-blogging via Twitter have become part of the recruiter’s daily tools. Apart from all the technical and organizational changes involved, it is still unknown how recruiters and their skill sets will be transformed into those of recruiters 2.0.
The purpose of this chapter is to present the case of a German software manufacturer who invented a Recruiter Training Academy to fulfill their IT recruiters’ need for new and specific skills.
Reference No.: 2011-1776