Recruitment is fast-paced and with technology improving and evolving all the time, it means that the industry is subjected to frequent changes. The professional networking site, LinkedIn has for example had a huge impact on how recruiters search for candidates.
Staying on top of these changes is crucial to running successful recruitment drives regardless of whether you’re an agency or a company that manages their hiring in-house. Below we have listed three recruitment trends experts say we can expect to see before the end of 2018.
Artificial Intelligence is on the rise
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a complete game-changer for many different industries and the recruitment sector is set to take full advantage of the use of machine learning in the very near future. Not only can AI help recruiters when it comes to sourcing and screening candidates, it also completely eliminates bias from job applications. Other advantages include:
- Algorithmic sourcing can predict when passive and active candidates are ready for a new job based on their online activities
- Text analysis algorithms can identify skills and experience much faster than humans can
While there are many benefits of embracing artificial intelligence, this doesn’t mean that recruiters will be replaced by machines. These tools will merely assist in identifying candidates with the right skills and experience and recruiters will then assess the soft skills of each individual.
Re-designed interview strategies
The interview process is of course a crucial part of recruitment so it makes sense that organisations or looking to invest in this area more. Things we’re likely to see utilised a lot more in 2018 include video interviews for candidates who live far away and using virtual reality technologies to assess skills in simulated work environments.
Why exactly are companies looking to embrace technology such as video assessments?
- It’s far more cost-effective than inviting every potential candidate you want to see in for an interview
- It helps recruiters judge soft skills and culture fit
- It’s less time-consuming than interviewing candidates face-to-face
Improved candidate experience
Providing a positive candidate experience is invaluable to any business. Not only can it have a huge impact on the reputation of your brand, if candidates are subjected to a smooth and efficient hiring process, they’re more likely to accept the job offer.
The top causes of a bad candidate experience are unclear application instructions and a recruitment process which goes on for too long. When questioned about what they really want, candidates said more communication and timely notifications.
If you would like help with any of your recruitment needs, please feel free to contact Choralis Consulting and we will be more than happy to help.