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5 Ways Hiring is Changing in 2018

June 22, 2018

Most would agree…recruitment, sourcing and hiring have all become fairly dated until recently. The usual practice of searching, nonstop dinging of email resume submissions, and the repetitive process of reviewing resumes is anything but productive. The time for smarter recruiting is here and we want to highlight the best part of hiring: the human touch.

Looking at The 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report and Human Resources Today’s 10 Recruiting Trends in 2018, we compiled 5 of the most significant hiring trends taking over the job market and paving the way for identifying actual quality talent.

 

  1. Recruitment Technology

The role of AI and chatbots within hiring has made a huge impact on how companies work faster and automate the more tedious parts of recruitment. The 2018 Global Recruiting Trends shared that 76% say “AIs impact on recruiting will be at least somewhat significant” moving forward this year and beyond. Meaning – if you aren’t already using it, you’re probably already falling behind your competitors.

While there is an assortment of tools out there to simplify parts of your workflow, it’s important to think about where your biggest hiring pains are and evaluate which smart technology can help you find quality talent, automate screening or save you time. Skillgigs’ marketplace specializes in premier talent, meaning employers access a pool of only top talent, thereby eliminating a lot of wasted time on unfit candidates.

 

  1. Cultural Fit

Individuality has never been so appreciated than a time like this! Candidates come to employers in a variety of strengths, backgrounds, and culture. Top companies automatically require some level of technical ability; however, the actual person has to understand and connect to the goals and vision for the company on an almost personal level. Companies in growth pay attention to this because they understand these are the attributes that can differentiate an A player from a B player.  Here’s more on what employers look for when it comes to evaluating culture fit: 7 Attributes That Actually Matter When Hiring Talent.

 

  1. Paying Attention to Data

Most companies are driven by data, so why would talent acquisition be exempt from the process? Recruitment is a numbers game and we all know there are real number goals set for companies to grow. Whether it be a hiring manager applying pressure or the CEO of a new startup, the hiring space is about growth and growth is about numbers.  Companies are creating strategies and implementing new tools in their recruitment practice to put up the biggest fight against competitors and truly optimize their quality of hiring.

 

  1. Passive Job Seekers

Hiring quality talent has turned into 1 big game of attracting top professionals to opportunities that they didn’t look for in the first place. Human Resources Today listed a few inbound recruitment methodologies that HR departments are using to convert passive job seekers into active job seekers. Highlighting the candidate experience, these practices prove that talent cares about culture and the brand of the company when it comes to converting into an active job seeker.

 

  1. Social Recruiting

Human Resources Today said, “Social Recruiting is the process of using social media channels for recruiting purposes. The term refers to different ways of using social media networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) and websites (blogs, forums, job boards and websites like Glassdoor for example) to find, attract and hire talent.”

HR tech savvy professionals know that their placements are all about timing. To reach your quality talent, you need to be at the right place at the right time. The job marketplace moves fast, so social recruiting allows you to have a pulse on that movement. The Skillgigs marketplace itself only activates talent for 1-3 months at a time, knowing full well how fast this talent can move and how responsive they may be at any given time in their career.

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