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The Future Of Recruitment

If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume that you already know the basics of why recruitment is such a hot topic. Whether it’s your business or how you find your next role, the future of labour recruitment (including the future of agencies) is something that is going to directly impact you. This article aims to shed some light on what the future may hold…and frankly we’re pretty excited about it.

But while the current recruitment market is still dominated by agencies and in-house teams, there are some significant changes on the horizon. New technology platforms are changing the way that recruitment works, making it easier for companies to recruit directly and speeding up the process. Agency use has been slowing down over recent years, and we can expect this trend to continue.

What’s more, technology provides new ways to recruit candidates who may not be actively searching for a job.

The future of recruitment won’t only affect candidates, either. Recruiters will also have to adapt their approach as technology becomes more prominent.

To illustrate this point, let’s take a look at some of the trends that are set to shape the future of recruitment.

Social media

The number one way most people will find out about a job is through social media. Facebook alone has 2 billion users – that’s 2 billion chances to promote your vacancies! Make sure you’re up-to-date with your social media channels and they reflect your brand in the best light possible.

In fact, 93% of recruiters use or plan on using social media as part of their hiring efforts — which makes sense when you consider that 70% of job seekers say they use social media in their job search.

But it’s not just about having a presence on social media; it’s about being proactive about engaging with your audience through content marketing and promotion

Mobile optimisation

When was the last time you left your house without your phone? People increasingly use their smartphones for everything, including finding jobs – which is why it’s vital to have a mobile-friendly website or app that you can direct candidates to when they apply for a job with you.

Video Interviewing

When you’re shortlisted for a job interview, you probably expect your potential employer to contact you by email or phone. However, in the future it’s likely that video interviewing will become the norm rather than the exception. After all, it saves time for both parties involved.

There are certainly trends to keep an eye on, but the best way you can go about doing it is by keeping in touch with the most relevant and up-to-date information. Whether that’s through industry news sites, social media streams, or forums, the more you know about what this industry has in store for you and how it works, the better equipped you’ll be in your job hunt and your career long-term.

There are certainly trends to keep an eye on, but the best way you can go about doing it is by keeping in touch with the most relevant and up-to-date information. Whether that’s through industry news sites, social media streams, or forums, the more you know about what this industry has in store for you and how it works, the better equipped you’ll be in your job hunt and your career long-term.