Supporting Digital Talent Acquisition

  • Go Digital
  • Streamline Your Process
  • Planning for the Interview

Supporting Digital Talent Acquisition

The pandemic turned the world upside down and some recruitment processes, like face-to-face interviews, have become optional instead of necessities. With the ongoing creation of more science jobs, the competition to recruit STEM candidates is going to be fierce. So, how can you fill your business roles in the short and long-term? Let’s look at how technology can help you with digital recruitment. 

Go Digital

Hiring scientists and researchers from different countries is not a new concept for digital recruiters. Locating highly-skilled professionals with the right education and work experience means you have to cast your net wide as these brilliant minds will not necessarily be found near your location. However, there’s hope for open vacancies as 93% of our jobseeking audience claimed they’d relocate internationally for the right position. Advertising specifically for the EU science and research community is likely to give you good results and our site has a huge database of professionals waiting for their next challenge.  

Streamline Your Process

Online recruiting is not without its own challenges and it’s easy to miss the personal contact and vibe that comes with a face-to-face interview. This is why it’s especially important to utilise our online tools carefully to get the most out of your recruitment process. Streamline your recruitment process with PSQ (Pre-selection Questions) – by asking a couple of questions at the beginning of the hiring process to reduce the number of unsuitable applications. To reduce the pile of CVs on your desk even more, use our Applicant Tracker ( our ATS -- Applicant Tracker System) to search through relevant CVs to look for keywords or specific experience so you don’t waste unnecessary time.

Planning for the interview

Rig up your interview area in good time before the video call to check for technical issues and test call colleagues to check for sound problems. It’s important that you feel relaxed with the equipment and software so there are limited distractions at interview time and full focus can be paid to the candidate. Charge up your phone or laptop and ideally have it plugged in. Make sure your background is appropriate (especially if you are working from home – no unmade beds or dirty dishes). Have a run through of the questions before speaking to the candidate can help settle any nerves. 

In conclusion…

Use a specific STEM candidate database like Space-Careers, embrace technology and prepare well for the digital interviews. Adapt your recruiting processes and utilise the technology at your fingertips, and you'll be able to fill your specialised job vacancies with the best possible candidates, wherever they happen to be located.


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