The recruitment landscape is fast changing. As technology becomes more readily available, HR professionals need to adapt their strategies to find the best talent out there. Here are 6 key trends you should watch out for this year.
The digital age has revolutionized the way HR specialists acquire talents that perfectly fit the open positions they’re looking to fill. Traditional methods no longer work in attracting highly skilled candidates. Indeed, the job market has become candidate-driven in recent years, giving them far more power in choosing the job opportunities they are interested in and the companies they want to work for.
Moreover, we are currently in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the transformation and automation of systems, productions, and management in every industry is evident. This poses as both a challenge and motivation for the current workforce and future graduates to gain a new set of skills that will render them qualified in their chosen field. For recruiters, it’s imperative to adapt technological advancements, such as machine learning and atomizing work, to stay ahead of the curve.
Simply posting job ads on online portals won’t cut it and may only leave employers empty-handed. Recruiters must continuously think outside the box (even beyond social media) with regards to their hiring strategies to ensure that their efforts won’t be wasted. This means incorporating new tech in their recruitment, hiring, and onboarding processes.
Last year, companies have seen and understood the importance of keeping up with the trends and innovations to remain competitive. This change is beneficial for the improvement of every business’s key processes, especially for its HR team or recruitment agency. In today’s digital landscape, finding top talent means embracing new resources to fast-track their search for the right people.
Although HR professionals must embrace new trends and technologies, they must still maintain the importance of human interaction in the recruitment process. Below is an infographic that illustrates the top advancements and recruitment trends that will dominate this year. Find out how your business can leverage each to help you thrive in 2019.
Author: Mel Alvarez provides fast, convenient advice to high-growth, innovative teams with specialized recruitment requirements in the Philippines. She also connects top-level candidates to Manila Recruitment's placement services, through social media and digital channels. As a leading member of the client services team at Manila Recruitment, Mel is passionate about helping clients solve their executive, expert and technical recruitment needs in Manila's dynamic job market.