Shaping The Future Of Recruitment Trends

Shaping the future of recruitment trends
Future of Recruitment Trends

2018 looks to be the promising year for revolutionizing recruitment. 

So what’s new this season?

Planning to stay ahead of the competition?

In order to stay eminent, you need to evaluate where you stand right now compared to your talent acquisition competitors. Look out for the most innovative strategies to satisfy the new talent acquisition goals every year.

So let’s find out how in the coming future we can drive the existing recruitment trends to a new dimension.

AI Powered Search:

Why would you need a job board, if your machine can search candidate automatically? Thanks to the emerging AI technology it has become possible now. AI has become quickly a very powerful tool in candidate search procedure. If you give the machine an indication of the type of candidates you are looking for, it will start a broad search, and deliver a long list of potential candidates quickly.

Around 15% of HR leaders from 40 countries report AI and automation have already made a great impact on their workplace plans. Moreover, 40% say they expect artificial intelligence to affect the plans they have for the next 2 to 5 years.

So, AI is the next robust technology that will be widely used in the recruitment industry.

Workplace Diversity:

The term workplace diversity is defined as accepting and valuing the differences that exist between people of different gender, age, background, religion or ethnicity.

In recent years, companies have recognized both social and financial benefits of hiring a diverse workforce. Almost 60% of recruiters said that they design their hiring strategies to attract diverse candidates. Moreover, not only is this trend becoming increasingly popular across all industries, it’s also listed as mandatory.

In 2017 we have witnessed a huge shift in the mentality where recruitment strategies are designed to reduce unconscious bias.

And it will continue further!

Candidate Nurturing:

Millennials and Gen Z expect seamless candidate experience, much like the one they are offered when shopping online.

So to get the potential talent’s attention, recruitment professionals should always offer a smooth candidate experience during the entire hiring process. Automate the application process so that it takes much lesser time and all the details can be filled easily.

Yes, use all the automated tools and processes you can to be more efficient, but use your efficiency to provide a human touch, being more personal in your communications and more empathic in your interaction with candidates.

Nurture them until the time of onboarding so that the whole recruitment process gives a positive impact on the candidate.

Social Media Hiring:

With millennials being the major workforce nowadays, social media recruiting has become even more important. It looks at trends in the recent years.

Nurture your employer’s presence across all social media platform and measure the hiring statistics. According to a study, it is found that,

Over one-third of organizations have taken steps to leverage mobile recruiting. 84% of companies are currently using social media as one of the effective hiring steps and 9% are planning to implement in near future.


Chatbots are in increasingly used in recruitment, to have conversations with candidates. They can save recruiters a lot of time, by responding the primary questions of candidates. They help them to make the first selection.

The chatbots can talk with applicants on the website of organizations, but also through the assorted social media platforms (Facebook chat, WhatsApp etc).

High volume recruiting require communicating with thousands of candidates, in addition to a recruiter’s normal screening functions and other duties.

A chatbot can help recruiters save a lot of time.

Chatbots are also gaining popularity for improving the candidate experience.


These are 5 key recruitment trends that are expected to cause a massive shift in the way talent acquisition is looked at in the near future.

If you think we’ve missed out on any other trending development in the recruitment industry, your views and comments are welcome!

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Talent Acquisition in 2017: Looking into the Crystal Ball

Talent Acquisition in 2017: Looking into the Crystal Ball
Talent Acquisition in 2017: Looking into the Crystal Ball

There was a time when trends used to last a minimum of five years and recruiters would be satisfied with a plan based on certain speculations. Today, a recruiter to have that long a foresight is neither possible nor recommended. Hence, it has to be as brief as a year’s span to study the latest trends and make suitable changes to the existing talent acquisition strategies. Sitting at the fag end of the year, it is only time that we talk about the trends that will define Talent Acquisition in 2017.


Shaping Talent Acquisition Space in 2017

Catch ‘em young

Catch 'em young: Pre-candidate engagement
Catch ’em young: Pre-candidate engagement

It has not much been talked about but felt often. As a talent acquisition personnel, it has been observed as a crucial reason why candidates choose otherwise even before they get to an interview. A pre-candidate engagement strategy is going to make a visible difference in how talent acquisition in 2017 blooms. Getting candidates comfortable with a prospective employment space will not only add successful numbers but an elevated association between the candidate and the employer.

Hiring on the go

Mobile has already redefined how people shop and experience things today. The next in line is recruitment. Companies and hiring firms are highly aware of this fact and are swiftly moving to mobile adaptive platforms or purely application based interfaces. These technological advances allow talent acquisition specialists to follow talent wherever they go. It is also turning out to be a great tool in candidate engagement cycle where the constant touch is maintained through shared information, SMS updates, social sharing.

Recycle, Rejuvenate

Recycle, Rejuvenate: Repository Management
Recycle, Rejuvenate: Repository Management

Come 2017 and people will realise how much candidate data they are sitting with. We have notices a gradual need of Repository Management in the past few years and as we close in to the end of this decade, it seems like the most intelligent way to recycle and rejuvenate talent. For talent acquisition personnels, repository management is a boon. By only revisiting what has been accumulated and filtering the right way, the lead time to closing an opening can be minimized to great scales. Also the fact that talent itself moves through a subsequent growth path adds value to the candidature and role.

Supply as per Demand

The concept of contingent staffing is slowly becoming more acceptable as businesses tend to need based hiring. Talent Acquisition in 2017 will see an exceptional growth in this area with part-time jobs and freelancing opportunities. Interestingly, it is going to be a win-win for both sides as people will tend to move towards more flexible roles and timings at work, while businesses will look for specific talent for unique projects. As quoted in a Business Essentials article, “With their desire for flexibility and a work-life balance coupled with aspirations of progressing swiftly up the corporate ladder, millennials are the ideal candidates to take on contingent employment.” While the millennial workforce will largely drive this trend, who prefer to own what they do and have a say in how they work; the talent acquisition space will be gearing up for such shifts in 2017.

The Eating Fear

Apart from all that is good and progressive, automation is the one threat that is eating into the minds of the larger working community. As of 2016, quite a few companies worldwide have chosen to cut short on workforce and have moved to automation as a solution. There is enough debate going on whether automation will erode the market of jobs. However, at this point there is no visibility into which sectors will be affected most. In 2017, talent acquisition will have this as a larger question posed against the contemporary scene of existing talent and freshers.


Wait ‘n’ Watch

For all of us now, it is but a brief wait and by mid 2017, we will see the above trends making quite a few ripples in the talent acquisition space. While we are sure of some, there will be some new surprises thrown in that will eventually turn the pages on the year’s successes or failures. The talent acquisition as a function is quickly changing modes to get a grip on the shifting ways of economical and social behavior. In times to follow, research and data will push recruitment intelligence to refined levels, wherein talent acquisition would be matter of a few sequential clicks.