MATAWAN, N.J., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite persistent unemployment, many companies are still having a difficult time filling critical job openings. This is likely due to changes within the composition of the labor pool and the fact that many organizations have not altered their approach to recruiting that best addresses the current candidate landscape. Last year, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statics estimated that 64 million skilled workers were retiring, leaving a major gap in the workforce. The next generation filling that gap is Millennials, who are estimated to make up about 40% of the workforce within the next eight years. These digital natives are looking for their next job opportunity and they are doing it using the latest technologies. "HR professionals who are not fully leveraging social media and mobile functionality in their recruitment efforts are likely missing out on connecting with this critical segment of the talent pool," said Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer, iCIMS, Inc.
To help HR professionals tap into the this tech-savvy generation some 70 million strong in the U.S. alone, iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, is partnering with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to host a webcast entitled "Building Your Talent Pools with Today's Tech Savvy Workforce."
The one hour webcast, presented by iCIMS Product Specialist, Lauren Bleimann, will give attendees the best practices to implement a proactive recruitment strategy, including building talent pools with valuable skill sets, creating an employee brand, and automating candidate communication. Bleimann will also cover the following topics during the webcast:
- How today's skill gap is affecting recruitment efforts and strategies
- Top tips to proactively recruit tech-savvy candidates
- Introducing the concept of a Talent CRM and describing how can it help
- Best practices for driving traffic by leveraging social media and SEO microsites
Date: May 22, 2013
Time: 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT
To learn more about other upcoming regional and online events sponsored by iCIMS, please visit http://www.icims.com/news_events.aspx.
About iCIMS, Inc.:
iCIMS, a leading provider of innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, is an Inc. 500 and Software Satisfaction honoree focused on solving corporate business issues through the implementation of easy-to-use, scalable solutions that are backed by award-winning customer service. iCIMS' Talent Platform, the industry's premier candidate management solution, enables organizations to manage their entire talent acquisition lifecycle from sourcing, to recruiting, to onboarding all within a single web-based application. With more than 1,500 clients worldwide, iCIMS is one of the largest and fastest-growing talent acquisition system providers with offices in North America, UK, and China. To learn more about how iCIMS can help your organization, visit http://www.icims.com or view a free online demo of the iCIMS Talent Platform.
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