By Morgan International Staff Writers
As the end of 2017 fast approaches, we are reflecting on the recruitment trends we have seen so far this year, and almost certainly look to continue into 2018. These are our top 5.
More employee referrals please
Employee referrals have been incredibly important as organizations would prefer to offer a fixed monetary incentive to their own staff rather than incurring the high costs charged by recruitment consultancies. Also, employees will typically have a network of peers from previous roles – often with career profiles similar to their own.
More automation tools
Recruitment is labour intensive in the digital age – as applying for a role can be done in the click of a button, organizations can be inundated with applications. Therefore savvy organizations are seeking ways to automate the process and identify the best candidates more easily.
More flexible working
Most employees value the ability to work flexibly and are increasingly wanting to understand if this is a possibility during the recruitment process. Therefore expect employers to offer work flexibility as part of their compensation package to employees.
Employers thinking mobile
Job seekers are busier than ever, and they expect to be able to hunt for jobs on the move. Therefore expect to see employers putting an emphasis on mobile visibility such as apps and ensuring their websites are optimised across platforms.
More social media
Employers will make greater use of social media platforms to reach out to candidates and engage with them in a meaningful way. Expect this to start moving beyond LinkedIn to Instagram and Snapchat.
The trends of 2017 will almost certainly continue into 2018 as organizations seek to simplify the recruitment process and also lower the costs of attracting talent. To do this they will undoubtedly increasingly rely on information technology such as mobility and social media platforms.