Like many industries, recruitment is changing. Largely driven by technological advancements, demographic shifts, and emerging markets, this evolution has meant that recruiters need to constantly adapt and refine their hiring techniques to stay at the top of the pack. The recruitment techniques that worked yesterday likely won’t work tomorrow, especially given that the workforce is now primarily made up of Millennial and Gen Y workers. Attracting these generations requires new recruitment techniques, and new skills to be successful.

So, what can recruiters do to keep up with these changes? This article will explore how you can stay at the top of your recruitment game.

First, let’s look at some recruitment trends you should pay attention to going into 2020.

Important recruitment trends for 2020

Keeping up with changes in recruitment means that you need to be aware of emerging trends. Pay attention to industry publications, and your own team’s experiences, to help you identify and react to important recruitment changes.

Looking forward to 2020, here are some recruiting trends you should be aware of:

  • The job market is candidate-drivenDemand is higher than supply for many skilled professions, making it a seller’s market for job seekers. That means that emphasis should be placed on building lasting relationships with candidates, and focusing on a recruitment experience that creates happy and loyal applicants and employees. Referrals and word-of-mouth are also the keys to success in this changing recruitment landscape.
  • Data is kingTechnological innovation has led to a treasure trove of recruitment data that can be mined to find and attract top talent. Recruiters should be jumping into the world of data and analytics with both feet, and their recruitment tech stack should be up to the challenge.
  • Recruitment marketing is the key to success. Hiring teams need to think like marketers to efficiently find, attract, and hire top talent. That means understanding talent personas, and using inbound marketing tactics to streamline where and how you promote your positions to the right people.

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