TikTok’s New Video Resumes and the Future of Virtual Recruiting

Virtual recruiting is an innovative way of finding and hiring candidates remotely, usually without meeting them face to face. Video resumes are an integral part of virtual recruiting strategies that seek to evaluate the personality and in-person skills of a candidate.

For example, a customer-facing job in the retail space can bring more value to its virtual recruiting by requesting a short 1-minute video of the candidate introducing themselves. 

Monster’s State of the Recruiter survey found that over 80% of recruiting professionals would support the use of more video, and that the youngest job seekers fully expect and look forward to seeing video used in their job search and hiring process. 

Video resumes are not a new phenomenon in modern day recruitment, but social media giant, TikTok, has the perfect opportunity to popularise this medium and take virtual recruiting to the next level with their upcoming video resumes feature. 

Reaching a younger generation

It’s no secret that TikTok appeals to the younger, Gen Z generation, where about 50% of their global user base is under 34, with 41% between the ages of 16-24. The platforms’ transition from entertainment to professional signifies the rise in demand for fresh talent in today’s job market, and the evolution of social media’s role in recruitment. 

Launching this video resume feature will offer a particularly unique opportunity for younger and less experienced candidates who might otherwise go unnoticed by recruiters, to fully showcase themselves and stand out beyond their CV.  Virtual recruiting has always been about being able to reach the best talent from a global pool, but this will allow recruiters to more easily identify potential candidates who might not have applied if they had to rely on their CV alone.

TikTok’s transition from entertainment to professional will be made easier by their younger audience’s enthusiasm for video compared with the older generations. We live in a time where video communication like Skype and Zoom are the norm, yet most people in the older generations still prefer face-to-face over virtual interactions. Gen Z candidates on the other hand grew up in a digital era. As a result, they are generally more comfortable with virtual communication and sending video resumes, especially if it is through one of their most popular social media platforms.

Enhancing culture and personality evaluation 

Video resumes are not only a unique opportunity for younger and less experienced candidates to showcase their abilities but also a way for recruitment agencies to assess culture fit and personality from an in-person perspective without having met the candidate yet. 

With creative talent being in high demand, creative companies will be able to improve their culture fit assessments through a feature like TikTok’s video resumes. The platform is known for giving creative people a platform to express themselves through a vast library of effects and user-driven algorithms that reward the most creative content. 

Another in-demand field that could benefit from video resumes is the rapidly growing tech space, where a large percentage of jobs are remote and filled through virtual recruiting strategies.

Online customer support and customer service jobs can also benefit greatly from this virtual recruiting feature, which will allow companies to ask simple but powerful questions like:

  • What are your motivating beliefs and values?
  • What is your ideal workplace environment? 
  • Why do you want to work for our company?
  • Tell us about a time when you felt a good cultural fit in your workplace? 

Assessing cultural fit is not about trying to hire candidates that all think and act the same way. Instead, it’s about digging deeper into the personality of each applicant to see what makes them unique and how they will be able to adopt and enrich the existing culture. Video resumes are by far a more organic way of assessing someone’s personality than writing in a CV. 

Virtual recruiting has come a long way with video resumes being just one of many innovative ways that change how we think about hiring. Virtual recruiting has always been about being able to reach the best talent from a global pool, but this will allow outsourcing agencies to more easily identify potential candidates who might not have applied if they had to rely on their CV alone. 

Video resumes from TikTok will surely have a positive impact on future generations of recruitment, and it will be interesting to see how the feature will impact the future of Virtual Recruiting.
recruitment agency myths debunked

Demystifying Recruitment Agencies: What Every Company Should Know

Recruitment agencies are not a new concept. They have been around for many years and have helped businesses of all sizes find the qualified candidates to fill their open positions. However, some negative misconceptions about recruitment agencies have developed over time, which is unfortunate because they can discourage employers from utilizing this valuable resource. 

Many people assume that all recruitment agencies are out to take advantage of their clients or sell them on a service they don’t need. The reality is that most recruitment agencies are ethically sound and have a vested interest in both the candidate’s success and the company’s.

Recruitment agencies provide employers with qualified candidates who meet their specific needs, saving time on employer outreach efforts. They also take care of all administrative tasks, such as screening resumes to free up the employer’s time.

 

This article aims to dispel common myths and misconceptions about recruitment agencies and help you hire the best staffing solution for your company. This is what every company should know about outsourcing.

 

“We can get the same applicants by ourselves.”

There are numerous misconceptions about recruitment agencies, but this is a common one that can be cleared up quickly by simply hiring a top agency.  

Many companies think they can find the same calibre of talent on their own, but it would be wiser to hire a recruitment agency. They have access to many professionals who may not know about your company and could be great for filling open positions that you need to fill to grow. 

Not only are most agencies looking out for both employers and employees, but they are likely to return a higher quality of applicants. They are not out to get you or sell on a service that you don’t need, and in fact, they will have your best interests at heart with their expertise in recruitment services.

“Recruitment agencies cost too much money.”

One of the most common misconceptions is how much it costs for an employer to work with a recruitment agency instead of other recruiting firms. The cost depends on the type and scale of services, but most agencies charge a monthly/weekly fee determined by what you’re looking for, or they may calculate a fee based on the yearly salary of the employee.

In comparison, other recruitment firms charge a fee based on the number of hours they work, which can be very costly. 

At first glance, it may seem like working with an agency is more expensive than using another firm for your recruiting needs. Still, in reality, you will save money by not having to pay someone hour after hour when all you need is for them to find the perfect candidate based on your needs.

“We don’t need an agency because we only have one position open.”

This is one of the most common myths, and it’s not true. Regardless of how many positions you need to be filled, it would make sense for every business to use a recruitment agency.  

This is because recruitment agencies are experts in finding the perfect person for your company. They have a wide range of experience and qualifications, so they know what to look for when sourcing candidates that will be ideal for you.

An agency can help you through the process and land your company with qualified professionals without wasting any of your valuable time.

“Recruitment agencies don’t have enough experience in our industry.”

Another misconception is that recruitment agencies are not experienced or knowledgeable enough to recruit the most qualified candidates in industries like healthcare, manufacturing, IT, or engineering.

This is not true because recruitment agencies work with a wide array of industries, and they have the expertise to find talent in any field that you may need them for, whether it’s a permanent hire or a temporary employee.

They have connections with professionals in every industry, and they will do more than find you the perfect talent for your company. They can help train them on what it takes to work at a certain position or how an organization operates so that their candidate has all the skills necessary to fulfil your company’s needs.

“Recruitment agencies don’t listen to our needs.”

There are many myths about recruitment agencies, and one of the most common is that they don’t really listen to what employers want.

There’s a misconception that this may be true because agencies have access to many different types of professionals in all industries. Still, when you work with an agency like Greys, for example, they will take the time to understand your company before presenting you with any potential candidates.

Once you have a conversation and brainstorming sessions to explain your needs, they will be able to find the perfect candidate that will perfectly fit into your company’s culture, and meets your companies’ needs.

“An agency is just going to hire their old connections.”

There are some negative misconceptions about recruitment agencies because of this one myth: hiring people already in the agency’s network instead of someone new and qualified.

There is some truth to this myth, but most agencies will only hire people they know for a job opening with their company or another affiliate. They want to provide you with candidates from day one rather than finding them later on down the line.

However, most recruitment agencies would rather hire someone who is qualified in their field and “close” to your company because it will be a better fit.

“Recruitment agencies are just looking to make a profit.”

This is one of the most common myths because people think that recruitment agencies will do whatever it takes, including hiring unqualified candidates and taking advantage of your needs.

The truth is that there are many different types of professionals from all around the world in every industry working for recruitment agencies.

These professionals are hired because they have experience, knowledge, and qualifications, making them the perfect candidate for any role you need to be filled with your company.

Recruitment is complicated, but in a good way.

Based on all the common misconceptions of recruitment agencies that we have discussed, it’s clear that the entire concept of outsourcing your hiring process is more nuanced than what most people understand.

If you have never worked with an established recruitment agency with a proven track record under their belt, it might be easy to overlook the complexity of a successful recruitment effort done by the professionals. It takes time, patience, planning and strategy to execute an effective recruitment process.

When you find the right agency for your needs, they will be able to handle all aspects of recruitment, including finding new talent with qualified skill sets that align perfectly with what is needed in your company and handling any contracts or agreements between employers and employees.

Ready to take on a recruitment agency?

Greys Recruitment takes care of all your white-collar recruitment needs, so you don’t have to worry about it. At the same time, MASA is the temporary and permanent employment specialist here to handle your labour outsourcing and workforce solution.

Contact us to learn more about recruitment outsourcing and to find the best outsourcing solution for your company.

Greys Recruitment Top Jobs – June 2021 Part 2

With more than 40 years in the industry Greys Recruitment stands tall as Africa’s foremost recruitment partner for both clients and candidates alike.

 

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

 

Week-on-week and month-on-month we successfully match employees and employers, resulting in thousands of happy placements both locally and internationally.

Whether you’re looking for employees of the highest calibre or to find the job of your dreams; the experts at Greys Recruitment are perfectly equipped to assist you.

Our Top Jobs of the Week listed below need to be filled and our consultants are waiting to hear from you!

 

Legal Secretary, Dictaphone Typing, Secretarial, Conveyancing

Johannesburg

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3xVOkCE

 

Branch Manager, Automobile Wholesale

Durban

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3gXWwg6

 

Expat Finance Manager, Clearing and Forwarding

Mozambique

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3qDKdZO

 

Distribution Centre Systems Engineer, Supply Chain

Cape Town

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3gXVUXZ

 

Outbound Manager, Supply Chain

Johannesburg

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3w0MCyJ

 

Safari Travel Consultant (German Speaking) –

Remote South Africa

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3A4NKo8

 

Business Analyst

Pietermaritzburg

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3dnivLd

 

Jobbing Consultant (Sales)

Durban

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3hgwDqK

 

Please see our jobs page for the latest roles from our offices in JohannesburgCape TownPort Elizabeth and Durban.
Follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for career updates and a weekly breakdown of our latest roles.

 

Greys Recruitment Top Jobs – June 2021

Top Jobs at Greys Recruitment this Week!

 

 

With more than 40 years in the industry Greys Recruitment stands tall as Africa’s foremost recruitment partner for both clients and candidates alike.

Week-on-week and month-on-month we successfully match employees and employers, resulting in thousands of happy placements both locally and internationally.

Whether you’re looking for employees of the highest caliber or to find the job of your dreams; the experts at Greys Recruitment are perfectly equipped to assist you.

Our Top Jobs of the Week listed below need to be filled and our consultants are waiting to hear from you!

 

Sales & Marketing Manager
FMCG Industry
Durban
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3guV0kp

 

Area Manager
FMCG Industry
Durban
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2TYrLyJ

 

Finance Manager
Shipping & Logistics Industry
Mozambique
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3whuMs5

 

Junior Conveyancer
Legal Industry
Johannesburg
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3zdBVLO

 

Chief Financial Officer
Accelerate Funding Industry
Johannesburg
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/34XWj5N

 

Advertising Quality Control Specialist
Media Industry
Johannesburg
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/34YLi4h

 

Executive Operations Manager
Plastic Manufacturing Industry
Johannesburg
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3pzdFQc

 

Office / Admin Manager
Executive Recruitment Industry
Cape Town
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3v52tf7

 

IT Project Manager
Industrial Services Industry
Africa & South America
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3wV24gu

 

Tender & Bid Specialist
Legal Industry
Pretoria
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3vI8jEl

 

Please see our jobs page for the latest roles from our offices in JohannesburgCape TownPort Elizabeth and Durban.
Follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for career updates and a weekly breakdown of our latest roles.

Greys Recruitment are Hiring! Offshore Oil & Gas Vacancies

OFFSHORE ANGOLA – OIL & GAS VACANCIES NEED TO BE FILLED NOW!

Our expert consultants are always on the hunt for market leading professionals to place both nationally and internationally, we’re excited to announce a variety of new vacancies to be filled within the African Oil & Gas Industry.

 

If you’re a professional with Oil & Gas experience we may be looking for you, don’t miss out on what could potentially be your next dream job.

 

Details as follows:

 

PLC Specialist

Apply Here

 

Requirements:

Engineer (A-levels + 5 years’ study) or Higher National Diploma or Certificate (HND/HNC (A-levels + 3 years’ study) or BTS/DUT or equivalent.

At least 3 years as control system specialist in petrochemical industry.

A knowledge of the principles related to the process and equipment of oil and gas treatment installations. Specific professional knowledge: CMMS : SAP/R3, all types of PLC.

Ability to work in a large multinational team.

Ability to work independently while maintaining good relations with colleagues and others.

Physical ability to work on offshore installations in the climatic conditions of the site.

Working language: English.

 

Mechanical / Electrical Instrument HVAC Foreman

Apply Here

 

Requirements:

Higher National Diploma or Certificate (HND/HNC (A-levels + 3 years’ study) or BTS/DUT or equivalent.

3 to 5 years’ experience in the maintenance field on oil and gas production installations.

A basic knowledge of the process of oil and gas treatment, installations and a thorough knowledge of the equipment used in oil and gas treatment installations.

SAP/R3 experience and know-how.

Ability to lead and motivate multi-national teams.

Ability to maintain good relations with colleagues and others.

Physical ability to work on offshore installations in the climatic conditions of the site.

Working language: English.

 

Offshore Coordinator

Apply Here

 

Requirements:

Chartered Engineer ( A-level + 5 Years’ Study ) or Higher National Diploma or Certificate ( HND/HND : A- levels + 3 years’ Study) or BTS / DUT or equivalent.

5 to 10 years’ experience in the maintenance field on oil and gas production installations.

Basic knowledge of the process of oil and gas treatment, installations and a thorough knowledge of the equipment used in oil and gas treatment installations.

Fully conversant with SAP/R3.

Ability to advise and motivate multi-national teams.

Computer literacy.

Ability to work offshore under the climatic conditions of the site.

Experience in CMMS.

Working language: English (spoken/read/written), Portuguese is an advantage.

 

Mechanical / Electrical Instrument Supervisor

Apply Here

 

Requirements:

Higher National Diploma or Certificate (HND/HNC (A-levels + 3 years’ study) or BTS/DUT or equivalent.

5 to 10 years’ experience in the maintenance field on oil and gas production installations.

A basic knowledge of the process of oil and gas treatment, installations and a thorough knowledge of the equipment used in oil and gas treatment installations..

Specific professional knowledge: SAP/R3 experience and know-how.

Ability to lead and motivate multinational teams.

Ability to maintain good relations with colleagues and others.

Physical ability to work on offshore installations in the climatic conditions of the site.

Proven ability as a leader of small teams.

Perfectly competent and independent with common sense and organisational ability.

Working language: English.

 

Contractor Site Representative

Apply Here

 

Requirements:

Chartered Engineer (A-levels + 5 years’ study) or Higher National Diploma or Certificate (HND/HNC (A-levels + 3 years’ study) or BTS/DUT or equivalent.

10 years’ experience in the field of maintenance on oil and gas production installations.

A knowledge of the principles related to the process and equipment of oil and gas treatment installations

SAP/R3 experience and know-how.

Ability to direct / lead large multinational teams.

Ability to work in a service relationship.

Ability to work independently while maintaining good relations with colleagues and others.

Physical ability to work on offshore installations in the climatic conditions of the site.

Willingness to attend the training named ‘’Major Crisis Management’’ (code 4859).

A proven sense of responsibility and a talent for management.

A rigorous and methodical approach to operations.

Common sense and the ability to anticipate and analyse.

A natural, flexible authority is essential.

Working language: English.

 

PLC/ICSS Supervisor

Apply Here

 

Requirements:

Chartered Engineer (A-levels + 5 years’ study) or Higher National Diploma or Certificate (HND/HNC (A-levels + 3 years’ study) or BTS/DUT or equivalent.

5 years’ experience in the field of control system and at least 3 years as control system specialist in petrochemical industry.

A knowledge of the principles related to the process and equipment of oil and gas treatment installations.

Specific professional knowledge: CMMS : SAP/R3 / Foxboro DCS maintenance / Triconex and Yokogawa control systems.

Ability to work in a large multinational team.

Ability to work independently while maintaining good relations with colleagues and others.

Physical ability to work on offshore installations in the climatic conditions of the site..

A proven sense of responsibility and a talent for management.

A rigorous and methodical approach to operations.

Common sense and be able to anticipate and analyse.

A natural, flexible authority is essential.

Working language: English.

 

Please see our jobs page for the latest roles from our offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.
Follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for career updates and a weekly breakdown of our latest roles.

 

How do recruitment agencies work?

Recruiters cultivate long-term relationships with clients and candidates alike, obtaining the closest fit between organization and employee.

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We have an exciting opportunity available for a Recruitment Consultant in Durban to join our leading, national company, established for more than 30 years in the recruitment industry.

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The right technologies will continue to support the recruitment process but the human touch and a trusted advisor on the other end of the line will never be able to be to be replaced by an algorithm.  

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