This won’t be the last time you’ll hear the phrase, “We’re in a battle for talent but a war for attention.”
Think about the current job market: There are now more open jobs than there are job seekers, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. The supply and demand curves are inverted and that’s causing recruitment marketing agencies, talent tools, and in-house specializations to bubble up throughout the industry in an attempt to adapt.
At the same time, everyone is competing for the attention of job seekers amongst everything else going on in their lives both professionally and personally—not to mention, the flurry of pings, texts, pop-ups, emails, Slacks, Snaps, and Tweets, constantly occupying their headspace.
Credit to Brandon Linn for the original post.