4 Global Trends Re-defining Recruitment Landscape 2018: A LinkedIn Report

Talent not only define your people but further develops and drive employer brand, culture, talent acquisition and management and beyond that, strategic business objectives.

So, in order to expand the talent acquisition strategy, leading organizations are empowering their hiring candidates and workforce.

Like every year, Linkedin released its 2018 Global Recruiting Trends Reports, revealing four big hiring trends which will make hiring more strategic. This will allow hiring managers and talent professionals to focus on discovering the most potential talent for their organizations.

The LinkedIn annual report was surveyed over 8,800 recruiters and hiring managers from 39 countries to better understand the trends and help recruitment teams prepare for 2018.

So, finally, the trends they zeroed in are: diversity, new interview technology tools, data and artificial intelligence.

Here are how these trends rank in order of importance, according to the survey:

 

Top trends shaping the future of Recruiting: LinkedIn Report 2018
Top trends shaping the future of Recruiting: LinkedIn Report 2018

 

1) Diversity in hiring:

Diversity came in as the top trend, with 78% of talent professionals, globally, finding that diversity impacts how they hire. The top reasons why companies focus on diversity are

  • 78% to improve culture
  • 62% to improve company performance and
  • 49% to better represent customers.

According to most of the hiring professionals, one of the biggest challenges is retaining those diverse hiring, once they are hired.

Biggest barriers to Improving Diversity: LinkedIn Report 2018
Biggest barriers to Improving Diversity: LinkedIn Report 2018

2) Re-inventing interview technologies:

Many companies have re-invented their interviewing technology, since the traditional way of interviewing has been proven as an ineffective way to read the candidate’s mind. 56% of hiring managers and talent professionals says that new interview tools are the top trend impacting their hiring process.

According to the survey, the main problem of traditional interviews are:  

  • 63% – the limited ability to identify candidates’ soft skills and
  • 57% –  the critical issues they can demonstrate within the workplace.

    Useful Interviewing Innovations: LinkedIn Report 2018
    Useful Interviewing Innovations: LinkedIn Report 2018

3) Data in talent acquisition:

Data analysis will be the core of most of the organization’s process and systems. Different analytical tools will assist organizations to make data-driven decisions and improve the talent acquisition.

69% of talent professionals think that data could elevate their positions. The top ways companies noted they are using data are:

Top Uses Of Data In Talent Acquisition: LinkedIn Report 2018
Top Uses Of Data In Talent Acquisition: LinkedIn Report 2018

4) Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI):

AI has already taken a strong foothold in the recruiting industry. It has become a definite requisite which has strived the hiring process for a complete digital change.

According to 35% of talent professionals and hiring managers, AI tops as the most impactful trend in 2018.

It is certainly the game changer, helping the recruiters to automate the sourcing, screening and nurturing candidates.

Where AI is helpful : LinkedIn Report 2018
Where AI is helpful: LinkedIn Report 2018

 

Are you ready to implement these recruiting trends in your talent hunting process or will you be left behind?

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References:

https://news.linkedin.com/2018/1/global-recruiting-trends-2018

https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/trends-and-research/2018/4-trends-shaping-the-future-of-hiring

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