improving economic conditions bode well for both job seekers and businesses.
2017 is expected to see more job openings, which will result in better
opportunities for job seekers and more competition for recruiters to find good
Recruiting Trends report states 56 percent of teams indicated their hiring
volume will increase in 2017. With increase in hiring, recruiters will have to
find efficient ways of quickly meeting the demands. Old methods will have to be
replaced with more sophisticated automated tools.
in workplace is also expected to rise in 2017. Attracting and retaining a
diverse workforce will provide companies a competitive advantage.
have realized financial and social benefits of having a diverse workforce but
it is not only the businesses even job seekers prefer a diverse workforce. All
recruiters will in 2017 continue to source and hire diverse talent providing a
competitive advantage to companies. Society for Human Resource Management
(SHRM) report states 57 percent of recruiters already have strategies to
attract diverse candidates.
will disrupt HR and recruiting. AI tools will be used increasingly by
recruiters for various hiring processes making it more time and cost efficient.
Candidate screening, candidate engagement, re-engagement, post-offer
acceptance, new hire onboarding, and career development are some of the areas
that will benefit by using AI tools.
recruiting though already in use will continue to grow in popularity in the
coming years as more and more job seekers use mobile devices to look for jobs
and apply on the go. LinkedIn's Mobile Recruiting Playbook states, 72 percent of
active candidates have used mobile devices to check out career opportunities on
company websites and almost 45 percent have applied for jobs via mobile
2017 is expected to see a
rise in demand for contract professionals. Many companies will prefer
contingent workers even at senior executive levels according to one industry
expert. Remaining rigid in their hiring will be a disadvantage to companies –
to remain competitive businesses will have to change perceptions about job
hoppers and boomers and hire talent rather than remain rigid.
demand for talent increasing in 2017 due to higher job openings, recruiters
will have a daunting task of finding professionals that fit the job or
requirement. Passive recruiting will play an important role to identify talent.
normally receive enormous number of applications for a job which are swallowed by
the ATS systems never to be found at the right time. This adds to the
frustration of the recruiter as well as the candidate who thought she/he was a
perfect match but never gets that much awaited call.
technologies will be available to recruiters that will help them locate old
profiles that match current job openings and may speed up the hiring process.
The new screening technologies will help recruiters re-discover talent quickly.
Big data will be effectively
used by recruiters to identify the right candidates. Leveraging data will prove
to be a success strategy for recruiting professionals. Data will provide better
insight into the behavior pattern of candidates and their decision making
process regarding a job opportunity.