Diamond, Gemstone, Accessories, Jewelry, Accessory, Mineral

Although a workforce evolution was on its way pre-pandemic, there’s no denying that Covid-19 and its aftermath spurred significant change as businesses were thrust into new opportunities that forced remote work, new protocols, and a reliance on technology like never before. Now, as companies look to restaff, reskill, and reengage their ranks, they’re also reimagining traditional roles and working arrangements and looking to accelerate through the recovery and beyond.

In fact, a McKinsey Report revealed that the pandemic amplified existing shifts in workforce demand with up to 25% more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.

But what does that mean for the good ol’ resume and how can worthy candidates compete when the proverbial cheese is moving faster than ever — particularly if they’re up against workers who’ve been in their new field for years or even decades?

The answer is transferable velocity: a shorter way of describing the identification of the obvious and, in many cases, potential career momentum of an individual, evidenced by rigorous self-starting, self-improvement, and understood through the lens of the whole individual.

PREMIUM CONTENT: Recruitment Marketplaces 2021 Market Update

Evaluating and determining a candidate’s transferable velocity can help recruiters discover where an individual is headed in their career and where they could be headed. By looking past the chronology of a resume and digging into the how and why behind the candidate’s achievements, a talent professional can understand how a person approaches challenges, how they learn, and — most importantly — if they’ll be a good, productive fit.

As one recruiter friend of mine told a recent client — “What is the opportunity cost of not filling this role? This candidate may not appear perfect on paper, but here is why I believe they are a good fit. Is the risk of not filling the role greater or less than the risk of filling it with this candidate?” For hiring managers willing to look past traditional measures of qualification, there are tremendous opportunities in both reduced time-to-hire, comp expectations and the potential upside of candidate and company alike.

However, for large talent organizations who have a software system that sifts through candidates before a human ever lays eyes on them, how can hiring managers be sure they aren’t throwing out people who are highly likely to be successful in any field, but lack a credential, acronym, or other surface-level qualifier?

That’s where better technology and the human touch comes in.

Utilizing software and tools that streamline and organize the recruiting process, while not replacing a recruiter’s ability to look beyond the keywords, can help recruiters source, measure, and document the transferable skills and histories of each candidate. Trading time spent poorly on the administrative, for time spent on the truly valuable discovery of hidden talent. For the immediate job req, that fundamentally improves the chance of spotting a diamond in the rough.

To be clear, this isn’t a silver bullet, nor am I advocating that we boycott all forms of candidate matching. Candidate screening and evaluation still takes time and comes with immense challenges as lower friction can result in more conflicting applications than ever. Even trickier is the reality that changing industries or career tracks can come with “demotions” or title changes that could otherwise look like under performance or stagnation.

However, the pay-out for hiring managers able to spot underlying quality, drive and velocity is significant. When skilled recruiters match willing candidates with openminded hiring managers, supportive companies can even forge diamonds from the rough. The inherent resourcefulness needed for a candidate to have taken on a new role, learning and adapting quickly, is in valuable as we reshape the workforce post-pandemic. Building a recruiting playbook to consistently spot that kind of transferable velocity can give you a clear path to prosperity for both company and candidate.

 

Read more >


Person, Text, Face, Id Cards, Document, Paper, Crowd
Meet Drew Golin, Chief Executive Officer - Shiftfillers

Shiftfillers' CEO has one of those journeys that inspire us to success.  Drew Golin has exemplified servant leadership throughout his life, starting with his education at Temple University in Philadelphia....

Read more >
Person, Face, Crowd, Female, Blonde, Teen, Kid, Girl, Woman, Text
Meet Rod Smyth, President - Shiftfillers

Innovation runs in the blood of Shiftfillers' President. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Roderick Smyth consistently lives up to his famous compatriot Oscar Wilde's saying that "true progress is...

Read more >
Blonde, Person, Female, Woman, Teen, Girl, Face, Text, Smile, Hair
Meet Karen Febus, Chief Operating Officer - Shiftfillers

Whether it’s running a race or running a successful business, the Shiftfillers' COO knows how to reach goals like no other. Avid runner Karen Febus studied business and finance at...

Read more >

Current opportunities to join us

Operator- 8am -5pm - $18hr with benefits- Oilfield Services- SugarLand Direct_Hire 961010 Midland Texas United States Midland, Texas, United States, 79703 ob Summary : Under moderate supervision, performs such duties as required in the servicing of oil and gas wells and the maintenance and repair of service units and tools. Having satisfactorily completed all the training requirements for Trainee Op...
Logistics and Support Coordinator- 8am -8pm- $24 hr- Oilfield Services Company- Sugar Land Direct_Hire 957556 Strasburg Ohio United States Strasburg, Ohio, United States, 44680 Job Summary: The Logistics Coordinators are responsible for ensuring safe and efficient logistics operations for Schlumberger WIT Segment and other subcontractors. Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Coordination:- Participate in drilling morni...
Sanitation Technician Start 11:00 p.m. $18.50 - $21.00 hourly Same day pay Herbalife Lake Forest Lake Forest_CA Staffing Contracts SF459848112Jan Lake Forest California United States Lake Forest, California, United States Warehouse Join Shiftfillers and become part of the dedicated team that gets products and orders ready for our client’s customers. You will be processing, preparing, picking, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position t...
Sanitation Technician Start 3:00 p.m. $18.50 - $21.00 hourly Same day pay Herbalife Lake Forest Lake Forest_CA Staffing Contracts SF258676112Jan Lake Forest California United States Lake Forest, California, United States Warehouse Join Shiftfillers and become part of the dedicated team that gets products and orders ready for our client’s customers. You will be processing, preparing, picking, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position t...
Packaging Technician Start 3:00 p.m. $18.00 hourly Same day pay Herbalife Lake Forest Lake Forest_CA Staffing Contracts GB865542112Jan Lake Forest California United States Lake Forest, California, United States Warehouse Join Shiftfillers and become part of the dedicated team that gets products and orders ready for our client’s customers. You will be processing, preparing, picking, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position t...
Manufacturing Technician Start 2:30 p.m. $19.00 hourly Same day pay Herbalife Lake Forest Lake Forest_CA Staffing Contracts MN344417121Jan Lake Forest California United States Lake Forest, California, United States Industrial Join Shiftfillers and become part of the dedicated team that gets products and orders ready for our client’s customers. You will be processing, preparing, picking, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position t...
Manufacturing Technician Start 6:30 a.m. $18.50 hourly Same day pay Herbalife Lake Forest Lake Forest_CA Staffing Contracts MN869309121Jan Lake Forest California United States Lake Forest, California, United States Industrial Join Shiftfillers and become part of the dedicated team that gets products and orders ready for our client’s customers. You will be processing, preparing, picking, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position t...
Packaging Technician Start 7:00 a.m. $17.50 hourly Same day pay Herbalife Lake Forest Lake Forest_CA Staffing Contracts GB165090112Jan Lake Forest California United States Lake Forest, California, United States Warehouse Join Shiftfillers and become part of the dedicated team that gets products and orders ready for our client’s customers. You will be processing, preparing, picking, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position t...
Cleaning Technician Start 2:00 p.m. $21.50 hourly Same day pay DSV Slover Fontana_CA Staffing Contracts SF657253111Jan Fontana California United States Fontana, California, United States Warehouse Join Shiftfillers and become part of the dedicated team that gets products and orders ready for our client’s customers. You will be processing, preparing, picking, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position t...
Warehouse General Labor Associate Start 2:00 p.m. $21 hourly Same day pay DSV Fontana Fontana_CA Staffing Contracts SF6402781220Jan Fontana California United States Fontana, California, United States Warehouse Join Shiftfillers and become part of the dedicated team that gets products and orders ready for our client’s customers. You will be processing, preparing, picking, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position t...