The recruiting industry has changed significantly over the past few years, with a swing towards candidates presenting new challenges in a current 'employee market'. In a workforce that is engaging beyond older, proven methods of candidate attraction, businesses must innovate and strive to meet talent demands in a changing employment landscape.
To help you stay ahead of the curve, we have identified the top 5 trends for recruitment in 2019.
Top 5 Recruiting Trends for 2019:
1. Employer Branding
Employers are living now in an age where transparency is king and a company’s reputation and internal processes are held to a much higher standard. Your brand as a company and employer matter more now than ever before. A recent report from LinkedIn states that 75% of job seekers in the current market will research company reputation and brand before applying and 69% would not accept a job in a firm with a bad reputation even if they were unemployed.
2. HR Analytics and data-driven recruiting
With its ability to drill down and offer improvements around time to hire, cost to hire, quality of hire and other key metrics, HR analytics through Applicant Tracking Systems is coming to the fore. Making decisions based on data is becoming the norm and the ROI on this type of technology and improvements to processes speaks for itself.
3. Collaborative Hiring
Including teams outside of the HR department in hiring processes will become standard as this collaborative approach has proven to significantly improve retention and quality of new hires to businesses.
4. Social Recruiting
LinkedIn and other social media platforms are playing a bigger role than ever in recruiting candidates with the ability to post jobs and advertise positions but also to engage with desirable candidates and build relationships. Combined with strong branding and proper nurturing tactics, these channels will deliver great results.
5. Candidate Experience
The perception of your company’s recruitment process and the actual process itself play heavily into the selection and application from employees. From sourcing, interviewing and hiring, a positive experience will lead to candidates being more likely to accept offers but also to refer others and potentially reapply for future positions.