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4 Trends Redefining Recruitment in 2017

1. Harness the power of Social Media

Throwing back to the HR Magazine Summer 2016, we can see that recruiting through social media is becoming more popular than ever. In fact, 3 in 4 professionals changed jobs using Linkedin. It is definitely a more convenient way for both employees and employers to connect.

The Recruitment Trends survey also revealed that 41% of global talent leaders consider social networks an important source for quality hires. Why does it matter? The leaders think that it is a source of valuable insights to their overall business. Therefore, it is expected to continue to grow into an established trend.

2. Diversity Is Key

HR is looking forward to recruiting more diverse candidates. According to the Global Recruiting Trends 2017 by Linkedin, 37% finds that diversity in candidates is the most important trends that will define the future of recruiting. 

Given that one of the biggest challenges for companies nowadays is to differentiate themselves from competitors, recruiting a diverse team and rolling out purpose initiatives are great ways to stand out from others and boost employer engagement at the same time.

3. Automate the screening process

Hiring demands are growing steadily in 2017 but recruiters are reported to have limited headcount and budget. Automating and innovating the screening process is inevitable in the future for talent leaders and managers.

What’s good in automation?  Maximizing the speed of screening candidates, minimizing human bias. It will definitely shape the future of recruiting. It is also shown that big corporations focus more on harnessing big data, listing it as their #1 trend.

4. Co-brand your company

44% millennials said that they are going to leave their current job in two years. So how can talent leaders hire and retain the best talents out there? Global talent leaders agree that employer brand has a significant impact on their ability to hire great talent. There are two effective ways for you to work on your employer brand:

Partnering with the marketing department, jointly-own and manage the social media platforms and create exclusive content on company brand

61% of the talent leaders think that the company’s career site is the best way to build an employer brand. Company website and social media are effective tools to promote and measure your company’s brand.