So it’s now 2020. A new year. A new decade. And the last decade was pretty busy when it comes to market:
- The decade could really be named “The Decade of the Candidate” or “The Talent Wars Decade,” because the hiring market evolved to a point where employers started marketing to candidates (and candidates started ghosting employers with impunity)
- Recruiting technology improved a thousand-fold, from the true emergence of Applicant Tracking Systems, to Salesforce, to video interviews, to recruiting texts and more
- And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
So what can recruiters expect in 2020? We’ve been discussing this a lot on our new podcast - RecruiterCast. Here are some of the recruiting trends we – and our podcast guests – think you’ll see in 2020 and beyond. Take a look below.
We recently spoke with David Steele of Intradra Technologies and Jill Chapman of Insperity to discuss how employers practically will need to partner with a trusted staffing firm to succeed this decade.
Many recruiters dream of going out on their own. And many do. But it’s not all peaches and cream, unicorns and butterflies.
We recently spoke with Jimmy Hurff, co-founder of Hurff-Webb, Artis IT and our own BrightMove, and discussed the top five myths about opening a recruiting or staffing company and what entrepreneurs should know to be successful. (One myth: “You really won’t have to work anymore.”)
In this episode, we talk with big data expert and 10X programmer Ken Bedwell about how software can – or can’t – determine if you get the job. Spoiler: the ATS can be beaten. (Spoiler’s spoiler: if you do, you’ll blow your job interview.)
Together with William Tincup, we examined how recruiters can stand out from the crowd and get the attention of candidates. Here’s a tip: don’t rely so much on technology. As tech tools, social media and AI infiltrate practically our entire culture, candidates more and more are expecting – if not demanding – a personal touch. (Recruiters run the risk of appearing “cold and demanding” if they rely too much on technology.)
One thing is constant regardless of the year or decade - companies want to cut costs and improve productivity.
Plus, today’s companies are looking for flexibility to hire the best talent across the globe. The increasing demands on recruiting and the need for the highest level of experience and efficiency has pushed RPO to the forefront.
Today’s RPOs are empowered with strong analytics that helps them make data-driven decisions to impact the bottom line of their clients. They invest in the most agile and innovative recruiting technologies to help them deliver the most exceptional results to their clients and work at their most efficient.
And businesses are waking up to the possibilities. Which means you can expect RPO to surge considerably in the early part of this decade. In fact, MarketWatch predicts the RPO industry will grow a whopping 21.13% by 2022!
If there’s any prediction we can make that we know will come true, it’s this: recruiting is going to evolve throughout this year and decade.
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Check out Ken Bedwell on Recruitercast here: