Digitisation and Transformation: Revolutionising Recruitment in the Built Environment Sector

The Built Environment sector encompassing construction, architecture, engineering etc has undergone a significant transformation with the adoption of digitisation and technology. This evolving landscape has brought remarkable changes in the recruitment process within the industry.

In this article we at Strategic Resourcing will explore how digitisation and transformation have impacted recruiting for jobs in the built environment sector.

Expanded Reach and Efficiency

Digitisation has expanded the reach of job opportunities within the Built Environment sector. Online job portals and websites allow employers to post vacancies and reach a wider audience of potential candidates.

The key word to focus on here is… potential. Just because you can reach a wider audience does not always mean they are best suited for your specific job role. As a result, your time and resources are being spent searching through hundreds of candidates that may not be right for your role.

At Strategic Resourcing, we prioritise quality control in our recruitment process. To ensure the highest standards, we limit each of our top recruiters to a maximum of 3 CVs per job. Our software is designed to connect you exclusively with the most exceptional talent from our recruiters’ extensive networks.

By maintaining this control over submissions, we uphold efficiency without compromising on quality. Each CV is subjected to auditing and peer review before being submitted, our commitment to delivering excellence in talent acquisition is always at the forefront of what we do.

This not only saves time and resources but offers more suitable, relevant candidates that increase your job retention.

Data-Driven Insights

Data analytics have played a crucial role in transforming recruitment strategies. Employers and recruiters can now analyse applicant behaviour, trends, and preferences through various digital channels. This wealth of data provides valuable insights into candidate sourcing, helping tailor job descriptions, identify specific skill requirements, and streamline the recruitment process. Data analytics ensures a more targeted and efficient approach towards sourcing and selecting suitable candidates.

Virtual Interviews

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of virtual interviews in the Built Environment sector. Video conferencing tools have become the norm for conducting interviews remotely, eliminating the need for in-person interactions. Coming out of COVID-19, the virtual interview process has assisted in the multistage interview process and has proved to be convenient, cost-effective, and time-efficient, speeding up the recruitment process.

At Strategic Resourcing, we provide a hassle-free and streamlined hiring process through our convenient interview booking system. With our centralised platform, you can effortlessly coordinate and manage interviews, ensuring that your processes flow smoothly and efficiently.

Skills Assessments & E learning platforms

In our Top 3 Construction Industry Skills Shortages blog post, we mentioned that 58% of organisations struggling to hire the skills they need. Digitisation has provided candidates with the opportunity to use e-learning to upskill and enhance their knowledge in specific areas, contributing to their overall growth and employability. This not only benefits the individual but also fosters a talent pool with evolving skill sets, promoting continuous improvement within the industry.

The Strategic Resourcing team is made up of people who have worked at senior levels for both principal contractors and recruitment organisations. This ensures an objective and informed evaluation process from our recruiters, only evaluating the candidates technical skills and knowledge specific to your job role.

In conclusion, digitisation and transformation within the Built Environment sector have revolutionised the recruitment process, offering a multitude of advantages for both employers and job seekers. With Strategic Resourcing you can take advantage of our expanded reach, data-driven insights, virtual interviews, skills assessments and bespoke software, Compliance Chain, to transform how your talent is sourced, evaluated, and hired within the Built Environment.

These advancements have led to enhanced efficiency, improved candidate experiences, and the ability to tap into a wider and more diverse talent pool. As the industry continues to embrace digitisation, it is crucial for employers and recruiters to adapt to these changes and harness the power of technology to attract, engage, and retain top talent in the Built Environment sector.

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