CEOs of Glassdoor and Indeed’s parent company say resume recruitment is outdated for many industries, and labor shortages are a great opportunity to replace them.


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On February 5, 2021, a recruitment sign will be posted in front of the Target Store in San Rafael, California.Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

  • Recruit, CEO of Glassdoor and Indeed, said resume adoption is outdated for many industries.

  • Hisayuki Idekoba said that practical evaluations would work in many industries.

  • The labor shortage was an opportunity for businesses to change the way workers are hired, he said.

The CEO of the world’s largest recruiting group says resumes are outdated and need to be replaced in many industries.

Hisayuki Idekoba, CEO of Recruit Holdings, a Japanese owner of Glassdoor and Indeed, said: Bloomberg Despite struggling to find staff, many small businesses were still trying to recruit workers as they did 10 years ago — By asking them to submit a resume..

He said Labor shortage It was a chance to get away from the “CV culture”. He said the resume could be replaced with questions and ratings to see how the job seeker handles the specific tasks required for that role.

Companies in the U.S. and abroad have complained that they are having a hard time finding staff due to labor shortages, some of them complaining. Condemns the lack of desire to work..Workers, meanwhile, say they are no longer willing to put up Low wage work — Others Retirement Or just simply Rethink their career..

Hisayuki Idekoba truck When HospitalityBoth industries say employers are having a hard time hiring staff.

He told Bloomberg that he found one restaurant that hadn’t renewed his job for 10 years, but still wanted a college degree.

He also said that many truck drivers do not have laptops because they are always out. That’s why Recruit has begun to offer what the industry calls a “chat-based” recruitment process.

We are also working on recruitment Better training When Use technology to identify transferable skills“There are a lot of people who can’t write a resume,” he said.

“This is a great opportunity for us to move from the old-fashioned incumbent resume profile culture to questions. What can you do?” He told Bloomberg.

Some companies Being creative to appeal to new staff, such as expanding and accepting the internet TikTok will resume..

According to a Harvard Business School survey released earlier this year, the flaws in automated resume screening technology are: Millions of workers are overlooked during the hiring process. Research has shown that this software is not something that a person can bring to that role, but focuses on the specific skills described in the job description.

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