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5 Recruitment Trends That Will Change the Game in 2018


5 Recruitment Trends That Will Change the Game in 2018

As the technology continues to augment recruitment activities, we are seeing new trends evolving in the market. Here, we have listed 5 major trends that would redefine the recruitment in 2018.

1. Artificial Intelligence

AI and bots will significantly impact recruitment strategies. Gartner predicts that by 2030, 50% of high-performing employees will regularly and seamlessly redistribute workloads across personalized portfolios of talent bots. The ability to use AI to enhance decision making, reinvent business models and ecosystems, and remake the customer experience will drive the payoff for digital initiatives through 2025. This future seems especially likely given Adobe’s prediction that 66% of UK office workers say they already want an AI assistant to help get work done. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, chatbots and other elements is necessitating recruiters to constantly evaluate their processes.

2. Social recruiting                                                       

Social media enables access to millions of high quality candidates. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter have over 535 million combined users. According to a report by Robert Walters, ‘Using social media in the recruitment process’, amongst job seekers, a LinkedIn profile is perceived as the most important of all social media channels, with 85% of survey respondents holding membership of this site. Facebook and Twitter were cited as the second (74%) and third (39%) respectively as the most popular options. 19% of respondents have a profile with Google+, 16% with Instagram and 2% with MySpace. Only one in every twenty jobseekers does not have any social networking profile.

The same sites lead in popularity among employers: 69% have a profile on professional social media (e.g LinkedIn), 43% on Twitter and 42% on Facebook. 9% of respondent companies have a profile on Google+ and 3% are active on Instagram.

3. Augmented and virtual reality

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) is likely to transform the workplace in the next decade with more interactive job advertisements, VR tours of the offices, simulation tasks, improved teleconferencing, situational interviewing abilities etc.

4. Upskilling and continuous learning

With new HR technologies, it has become imperative for employees to upskill themselves. HR managers are recognising this need to upskill and train their fellow employees. For any worker, it’s important that they continually develop their skills and knowledge. This will enable them to adapt to any changes in their role or company. 

5. Referrals

Referrals from existing candidates is becoming one of the important sources of high-quality talent. If you can tap into the resource tactfully, then you will be highly benefited as a company. It will help you save time and energy both.

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