We’re one week into 2019 and after the Holiday Season, it is time to get the game faces back on and tackle the year ahead. With Brexit due to happen by the end of March, the uncertainty could impact the recruitment industry over the first three months of the year.
At such times, it is important to keep an eye on the bigger picture and plan for the long run, and that means watching and adapting to trends faster than ever. Here are the top recruitment trends to watch in 2019:
Skills shortage has been one of the most commented topics in the recruitment industry in 2018 – 92% of employers say they have experienced skills shortages within the past year, according to Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide.
And with Brexit fast approaching, it is an issue that will continue to worry recruiters and employers in the UK over 2019. There is a unique opportunity for recruitment agencies to turn this into an advantage – we have written about it here.
One of the consequences of the skills shortage is an ever more candidate driven market, now candidates pick you and not the other way around. Because of that, recruiters had to start thinking of candidates as customers.
Employer branding and candidate experience became priority in order to attract and retain the best talent, whether for permanent or temporary work.
Artificial Intelligence is becoming part of everyday life in many industries, and it won’t be different with recruitment. In fact, AI has already been changing the landscape for recruitment and will continue to do so.
There are already AI tools available that source and rank candidates according to how suitable they are for a job, tools that come up with interview questions based on company needs and culture, and more.
And the advantages of those tools go beyond making recruiting more efficient, it has been shown that using AI to recruit can lead to a less biased recruitment process and a more diverse workforce.Tags: Hive360, Hive360 app, PEO, Recruiter, Recruitment, Recruitment Agency, Recruitment Business, Skills shortage, Technology
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