This is the trend of candidate-driven job market! Candidates are nowadays being choosy about the companies they would like to work for. This has caused a major alteration in the recruiting paradigm and in the hiring trends.
We have highlighted recruiting trends for 2019:
1. Utilization of Technology for Talent Search
As technology is developing, companies are proceeding their talent search methods from a traditional to a more modern and unconventional one. Talent teams identify the need to modify and update their current processes. This authorizes recruiters to be more methodical about how they spend their time communicating with candidates. Automation of employing processes has been around for a while, but now it will go beyond traditional HRMS (Human Resource Management System) and Applicant Tracking System (ATS). It will go towards integrating both ATS and Recruitment Marketing solutions under one medium for employing managers to simplify the process of searching and hiring talents.
2. Targeted Recruiting Advertising
Our devices know a lot about us more than our family! Be it our location, our habits as consumers and virtual social interactions. These data are utilized by recruiting software applications to guide hiring managers to target their advertisements to the candidates with the relevant skills and practices.
Targeted ads are meant to be well-organized, time-saving and generate opportunities for both the hiring company and the job applicant.
3. Employee Referrals
Grab one of the most productive ways of hiring talent and filling open positions. It is very cost-effective and authorizes companies to hire in the least amount of time.
4. Employer Branding
The most important factor in this competitive recruiting world is company’s reputation, popularity, and the value it brings to its employees. Here is one example of branding ideas for companies:
• Employer Branding on Social Media
As we are aware, we can easily find candidates’ profiles and even candidates also search for their potential employers’ image via Social Media. When it comes to handling your stature as an employer on social media, acquire a separate career and corporate account.
5. Skills Assignment
When it comes to interviews, hiring managers often assign applicants one or more standardized tests to assess their talents, nature talent or even their physical suitability for the job. Some companies also need applicants to take tests, or complete assignments, to reveal professional skills applicable to the open position. For example, a candidate applying for a content marketing position will go through an assignment provided by the hiring manager despite his/her marketing portfolio.
However, there are some positions which HR managers find it difficult in scouting such as for a PHP developer or any type of programmer because you will rarely find a hiring manager with expert coding skills.
So when a situation arises to employ a programmer, they rely on the following:
• Speaking to their programmer friends
Reaching out to their network of friends who are programmers. They try to apprehend the hiring processes so that they can have a better insight of the key questions to ask.
• Relying on external Recruitment firms
Approaching recruitment agencies to allocate the right skill for them
Sharing a portfolio that validates their experience.
We could look forward to a renewal of the above processes with a more systematic approach in 2019. Hiring managers are moving towards platforms which could validate and bestow a more specific validation on a programmer’s level of coding. We hope these upcoming trends will give you the best recruiting year!