The labour market squeeze is the talk of the town in world of business. The shortage of talented personnel is so big that businesses are even waging a war on it.
But is there really a war on talent?
There is plenty of available labour. The problem is that companies don’t manage to reach the right people at the right moment. The rapid growth of several different industries have now divided them into various silos. As a result the audience they aim to address has split up into many smaller groups that are becoming increasingly difficult to reach.
Sometimes the right people are right in front of you. Literally. In big enterprises business unit X doesn’t even know when unit Y has more than enough capacity. They start an expensive and time-consuming search for extra staff while it is readily available internally.
The recruitment jungle
Companies manage to reach – either directly or indirectly – only a small share of the available talent. There are so many job centres, consultancies, freelance platforms, outplacement agencies, … that they can’t see the wood for the trees anymore. The competition between all those suppliers should actually make the labour market stronger. But companies aren’t profiting from it. Instead they get lost in the offer and out of reflex fall back on the suppliers they already know.
So what do companies do? They fall back on existing contacts – within their own silo – and fish in a pond that’s too small. Or they use social media to throw mud at the wall and see what sticks, completely missing their goal. Of course it would then seem like there are not enough people for the job. That there’s a war on a talent raging out there. But the problem is not actually the labour supply, it’s the demand.
Revolution on the job market
What if you could just look in one place? A place where you can share vacancies with all potential suppliers in the market? A place where you can trust on a streamlined process that screens candidates without having your phone on inbox explode? A place where you can look, find, sign and evaluate talented personnel?
So is there really a shortage on the labour market? Only if you’re fishing in the wrong pond.
With that idea we got together a group of specialists and started headminer.com. We connect you to a continuously expanding network of partners that you can easily approach when you need some extra hands. Like a web of suppliers living in mutual symbiosis. Externally, but also internally you can put out your requests, or ‘gigs’ as we call them, and make the right match. Especially larger companies get to pick plenty of low-hanging fruit that way.
Maintain and expand your network with the right tools
Make no mistake: Headminer is not a competitor to any other platforms on the labour market. No, our goal is to tear down any walls between the various silos and create an even bigger web, increasing the exposure of both companies and recruitment platforms. Connect demand and supply.
We believe that building this huge community will have a positive impact on the labour market, but it needs the right support to reach its full potential.
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Of course you are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions or would like to exchange ideas!