The New Rules of Recruiting 2021

After a decade of dominance, the job seeker’s market ended with the arrival of COVID-19. Now, employers are calling the shots — but they must use their newfound power wisely.

Recruiters have to rethink the ways they source, engage, and hire candidates in 2021. The biggest change recruiters have to make is a change of focus, from passive candidates to active talent. In an employer’s market, recruiters need to play by a new set of rules if they want to successfully source and hire skilled active candidates. 

In this collaborative eBook from Freshteam and, you’ll learn what recruiters need to know — and do — to succeed in a new era of hiring.

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Even with targeted job ads and the right promotional channels, you won’t stem the flow of unqualified candidates entirely. Your talent pipeline will go from a trickle to a firehose, and you’ll need a way to manage it if you don’t want to be buried under all those resumes. 

But a massive influx of candidates won’t be a problem if you have the right tools and processes in place. 

The first step is to leverage your applicant tracking system (ATS) to automate the early stages of candidate screening. Most modern ATSs have resume-parsing functions that you can make use of. Establish a few absolutely necessary requirements, and use your ATS to automatically reject any candidates who don’t meet that criteria.

Even with automated screening, you may end up with more candidates than you can comfortably handle. This is where video interviews come in: They’re more convenient to schedule and conduct, which allows you to move quickly to further winnow the field down to a manageable number. 


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About the author

Freshteam, a part of the Freshworks product portfolio, is smart HR software that has helped recruiters around the world adapt to the new realities of remote work and an employer’s market. Freshteam is intuitive, affordable, and easy to use — a perfect fit for growing businesses with its plethora of intelligent functionalities. Freshteam is an ATS that takes care of the entire hiring process from end to end and helps automate mundane recruiting tasks, freeing up to 80 percent of recruiter workload. Manage sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, metrics, onboarding, time off, and employee information, all in one place. 4500+ businesses around the globe have transformed how their recruiters function by implementing Freshteam as their smart HR assistant.
The New Rules of Recruiting 2021