As 2017 is coming to a close we are looking at trends that will carry through to 2018.
Some of these trends we believe that will continue into 2018 are in this report by LinkedIn that is based on the survey responses of nearly 4,000 corporate talent acquisition leaders across 35 countries. All respondents are at the manager level or higher.
The top 5 takeaways are:
Talent acquisition has a prominent seat at the executive table. Talent leaders feel confident that their department is helping define the future of their company. Over 83% of them say talent is the number one priority in their organization.
Recruiters will be even busier this year and are focusing on quality of hire. 56% of leaders say that their team’s hiring volume will increase and in order to measure success they are focusing on how long a new hire stays at the company, hiring manager satisfaction, and time to fill.
Budgets go to traditional tactics, but branding tops investment wish list. While nearly 70% of recruiting budgets are spent on job boards, recruiting tools, and staffing agencies, talent leaders identify employer branding as the #1 area where they wish they could invest more.
Effective employer brand messaging focuses on culture and career growth. Over 80% of leaders acknowledge that employer branding has a significant impact on their ability to hire talent. Candidates reveal that companies can pique their interest if they talk about career growth, company culture, and challenges.
Diversity, screening automation,
and data are key future trends. Automating the screening and hiring process in order to eliminate human bias and time limitations will shape the future of recruiting. Big enterprises focus more on harnessing big data.