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Top 9 Recruiting Trends You Need to Know About

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The recruiting world is always changing, and the process of recruiting candidates has evolved. Recruiters need to learn to use the most effective recruiting methods and techniques to find the right candidates.

To stay ahead of the curve, it's essential to keep up-to-date on the latest happenings in the industry. Knowing the trends also lets you stay ahead of recruitment challenges. Here are the top 9 latest recruiting trends you need to know to avoid missing out on some great candidates.

1. Collaborative recruiting

It's important to get your whole team involved in the hiring process.

Not only will this allow you to find the best fit for an open position, but it will also help motivate and keep your new hires engaged with the company - a great way to attract and retain top talent.

2. Recruitment marketing

In order to stay relevant in today’s job market, recruiters must be willing to adapt and engage with candidates in new ways. A digital database is a great tool to help manage this.

Recruiters can keep a database of potential candidates that’s broken down by skills and interest categories. Use these segments to run highly targeted marketing campaigns and inspire candidates to apply.

3. Finding transferable skills

In recent years, the trend in recruitment has shifted from experience-based hiring to the hiring of employees with transferable skills. Recruiters have begun to assess candidates based not only on their CVs but also on their ability to take on new challenges.

Examples of transferable skills include problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptability, communication, management, financial literacy, teamwork and more. Keeping an open mind will help you rethink your recruitment process.

4. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence is starting to play an even more significant part in recruitment. Instead of just finding candidates and matching them to open positions, AI provides recruiters with tools to help their processes like candidate sourcing, recovery, and matching.

AI-based systems can also interact with candidates using chatbots and screen them based on their responses. Video interviews and assessments are another potential application of AI.

5. Diversity and inclusion for recruitment

Diversity and inclusion in recruitment isn’t new, but it’s a hot topic and a growing trend for hiring in 2022. Organizations that value diversity are more likely to attract and retain happy workers, be more efficient, experience greater retention of top talent and keep morale up.

Although diversity in the workplace needs to be addressed by company leaders, agency recruiters also have an important role to play.

Learn more: Inclusive Sourcing Strategies: A DEI Guide for Agency Recruitment 

6. E-recruitment

Online platform recruiting means using the web and other technologies to source the right candidates. As technology advances even more, online recruitment processes will get even more efficient.

Online recruitment uses social media, database tracking, and recruitment tech platforms like Vincere to streamline the process and find the perfect candidate.

7. Project-based recruiting

In 2022, we’re seeing more businesses shift their focus from advertising specific job openings to recruiting candidates to work on particular projects.

Businesses can now hire candidates with specialized skills for each project, instead of filling roles based on a candidate's overall fit for that job.

This new recruitment model might change how agencies go about finding the right candidates in their search.

8. Data-driven recruiting

Data can help companies optimize the way they recruit candidates and develop employees. A data-driven approach lets companies avoid guesswork and invest in the right people.

The growth of data-driven recruitment is partly thanks to technology gathering more data throughout the recruiting process. These facts can show how well different parts of your recruiting strategy are working, and let you improve.

Besides that, it also plays a crucial role in scaling up your recruitment back-office operations with less workload for competitive tasks.

9. Attracting Gen Z candidates

While most of the industry focuses on recruiting and retaining Millennials, it's also important to understand Generation Z. This younger cohort is currently filling entry-level positions in the workforce, and working their way to higher levels as they gain experience.

Gen Z are digital natives. They’ve never known a world without easy access to high tech. Generation Z have also been exposed to a globalized marketplace of ideas from a young age.

This is a generation eager to find their place in the world. Sourcing candidates from Gen Z will be key to near-term business success.

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