Checking In: 2019 Hiring and Recruitment Strategy Trends

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Checking In: 2019 Hiring and Recruitment Strategy Trends

With the 4th quarter just around the corner, it is time to look at how 2019 hiring and recruiting has been so far. With so many expected trends and strategies, now is the perfect time to not only see what trends are working but also see which trends missed the mark. Successful recruiting is multifaceted and Skywalk Group has the advice and the experts to help you get the best hires before the end of the year.

Social Media Connections

In this day and age, social media is more than just a pastime; it’s a way of life. The majority of mobile users have utilized social media in order to search and apply for jobs. If you haven’t optimized your hiring and recruitment strategy to include mobile and social options, you are behind. With smartphones constantly in our hands, it doesn’t look like this trend is going anywhere anytime soon. Today’s candidate is looking for more than just a job, they are looking for an entire lifestyle. The kind of culture and online presence your company has can be the difference in hiring the best person for the job or hiring whoever is left.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, or AI, was expected to drastically change not only the job market but also the world. Many feared that robots would take over and replace actual people in the workplace. Fortunately, that has not been the case thus far. Although AI has found its place in our jobs, it is more of an assistant or helper than a replacement employee. And although robots haven’t taken over our jobs, they have made the workplace more efficient. AI helps to reduce the workload by automating time-consuming tasks such as sorting through resumes or scheduling recurring tasks. By having real-time insight and the ability to predict trends, our jobs just got a little bit easier.

Flex Scheduling

As we mentioned before, today’s job seeker isn’t just looking for a paying job. And with it being a candidate’s market, the trend of flex scheduling isn’t going anywhere. One of the hottest and most sought after trends in hiring and recruitment are positions that offer work-from-home hours. Work-life-balance is a priority to millennials and is much more easily achieved if they are able to work some hours remotely. If your job requires employees to be on-site, think about allowing flex hours. If it doesn’t affect business, allowing your team to work late some days in order to leave early on others could help them find the balance they are looking for.


Looking ahead to the end of the year can be daunting for some. 2019 has flown by as has the hiring season. Many of the expected trends seem to be here to stay while others simply fizzled out. With Q3 coming to an end soon, the hiring and recruiting processes may change going into Q4 so be on the lookout for any shifts. If you need help staying on top of hiring and recruiting trends, Skywalk Group can help.