Modern Recruiting: Trends You Need to Know About in 2019

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Modern Recruiting: Trends You Need to Know About in 2019

With the new year comes a whole new opportunity to hire the best talent for your company. However, with the change in the year comes a change in recruiting. Do you know the latest ways to ensure you’re getting the quality candidate your team is looking for? Check out these top trends to lookout for in recruiting in 2019.

  • Mobile phones are no longer the future; they are now the present. Janice Reinold said it best when she said, “In today’s modern world, people are either asleep or connected.” If your company hasn’t focused on increasing their search engine optimization, now is the time to start. In fact, as many as 89% of job seekers use mobile platforms to job search. Making sure that your company not only shows up in a web search but also that your website is mobile friendly, is going to benefit you greatly.
  • Social media is here to stay and you should make sure your profiles are up-to-date. With 79% of candidates reviewing social profiles as part of their decision-making process, your online presence could make or break their choice. Highlight your brand by playing up your development opportunities, benefits and the overall culture of your company.
  • Artificial intelligence might sound like the beginning plot of the latest blockbuster movie, but it’s actually a large part of everyday work life for many. Two-thirds of workers have requested some sort of AI to help them perform their duties. With programs that help give real-time insight, predict trends and even AI that helps to fill gaps in analytical data, artificial intelligence is critical in modern recruiting.
  • Today’s candidate is also looking for more freedom than workers of the past. If your company is able to, consider offering more flexible work conditions such as being able to work remotely. Millennials, in particular, look for out-of-office work positions or flexibility within the workplace. In fact, if you plan to recruit recent graduates, be aware that 68% said that the option to work remotely would affect their choice when it came to accepting a job offer.

2019 is a fresh start for not only an individual but also for companies. If you plan to recruit new talent this year, be sure you are up-to-date on all of the modern recruiting trends. If you don’t have time to catch up on what employees are looking for, we can help. The experts at Skywalk Group take the guesswork out of hiring. Contact us today!