Top Recruitment Trends for 2019

Top Recruitment Trends for 2019

The world of professional recruitment is not the same as it used to be. A lot more power these days is in the hands of the candidates – where they are assessing their potential employer as much as the other way around. 

This means companies need to adjust their approaches if they want to secure the best talent. 

According to Entrepreneur Magazine’s trend series, there are three top recruitment trends for 2019:

  1. Put the candidate first, by creating a positive experience all through the process. 
  1. Put the candidate first, by creating a positive experience all through the process. 
  2. Boost your marketing efforts, for example by communicating your business’s unique value proposition. This makes you more likely to attract and retain the best talent according to Entrepreneur. Your recruiting strategy should also be aligned with how candidates seek work – such as by being mobile friendly, and by using an inclusive approach.
  3. Streamline interviews – for example, by incorporating automation into the process, as this can reduce bias and help you make more informed decisions. 

What the research shows

These recommendations largely align with research done by employment specialist Robert Walters – which found that a poor recruitment experience is likely to give a bad impression of the company and send candidates running. 

Overall, it seems that negative recruitment experiences could harm your company’s reputation – so it’s important to get the process right if you want to attract the most talented candidates. 

https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/326410

https://www.robertwalters.com/content/dam/robert-walters/corporate/news-and-pr/files/whitepapers/how-to-manage-the-recruitment-process-effectively.pdf