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Labor shortage: Adecco recruits without CV

Recruiters are looking for new solutions to attract candidates. Thus, Adecco, via its subsidiary Qapa, now offers young people the opportunity to apply without going through the traditional CV.

Not one sector escapes the shortage of manpower: hotels and restaurants, health, air transport or even logistics. A third of the offers do not find takers in certain sectors, it is even half.

In this context, explains Alexandre Viros, the boss of Adecco, there is an urgent need to dust off recruitment methods.

“Given the tension we have in the market, if we remain obsessed with the CV and if we are simply looking for people to do what we want them to do provided that they have already done it before, we won’t make it,” he said.

“If we are obsessed with the CV we will not succeed”

Hence the idea of ​​allowing young people, via Qapa, the start-up acquired by Adecco last year, to apply without a CV and therefore in a much simpler way.

“I am a young person, I register, I say two or three things about myself, I can possibly make a video. I say where I am looking and in what type of sector or profession I want to position myself. Then, the recruiters will have access to this database and will see if this person is compatible with such and such a company”, explains Alexandre Viros.

Will the resume eventually disappear? Adecco is in any case not the first to try the experiment.

Several Pôle Emploi agencies are also testing new recruitment methods without a CV, with simulation exercises for candidates instead. Ikea, Auchan or even Leclerc were convinced.

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On Now-PoleEmploithe candidate selects his search criteria, his availability, his skills and obtains an immediate matching of positions that correspond to him (essentially jobs under pressure).

Employment center also

More recently, we have seen the emergence of job terminals in shopping centres, train stations and post offices. hucLink who intend to “break the codes of recruitment”. Again, the goal is to go quickly by applying in two minutes for a job offer without CV or cover letter.

Initiatives can come from companies themselves. In the field of energy transition, Viveo recruits without a CV and asks for a short presentation and motivational video instead.

In home help, which is currently very labor-intensive, the Canopée group relies on the audio job search platform of Gotaf where resumes and job postings drop vocally for equally vocal postings.

On the other hand, employers remain reluctant when it comes to management positions, where the CV remains essential for the moment. Even if there again, in the face of shortages, the lines are moving.

In the executives, the lines are moving

Indeed Hub Recruitment set up by the specialist in online employment.

It is a pay-as-you-go turnkey hiring solution that ranges from the pre-selection of candidates to the videoconference interview. For the employer, everything is automated, for the candidate, “no more need to send a CV or a cover letter. Only the answers to a short pre-selection questionnaire are required for an interview in stride”, explains- your.

Questioned by BFM Business a few months ago, Matthieu Eloy, managing director of Indeed France, affirms that this approach is more and more successful “for companies which have volume recruitments or for SMEs which need to go quick”.

“There is a real change in behavior on the part of recruiters faced with the shortage of jobs, continues the manager. We must not forget that the HRD spends 80% of his time sorting CVs following a job offer. , he is drowned, misses profiles that could be interesting”.

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