Future Trends in Talent Recruitment

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Talent recruitment is among the key issues businesses must solve. Attracting the right talent and making the right hire is not as easy as it might sound, especially in the current recruitment landscape.

So, what is the future of talent recruitment? We’ll explore the changes the recruitment industry has faced in the past, by analysing the previous recruitment model and the impact of digitalisation of the sector. We’ll then focus on the big problem recruitment must solve and outline five future trends of the industry.

The recruitment landscape of the past

To understand and to appreciate the future recruitment scene, it’s auspicious to first understand how recruitment has operated in the past. This can provide a better idea of the challenges …show more content…

During the pre-digitalisation era recruiters had to rely on paper resumes and job applications. Job posts were advertised either in industry papers or tradeshows or in public recruitment centres. In many instances, jobs go advertised internally and hiring involved referrals by other employees.

The selection process also followed a different pattern. The recruiters went through the paper applications and resumes, shortlisting suitable candidates for an interview. Candidates were called to face-to-face interviews, with only a small amount of interviews being conducted by phone.

From the interviewees, recruiters created a further shortlist and eventually picked a candidate for hire. The tools at recruiters’ disposal were just the resume, the application and its questions, the interview and the possible references. Unlike today when data is plentiful, recruiters didn’t have as much information on the candidates. Getting hired relied on the appeal of your resume and the personal connection you were able to from with the interviewer.

Overall, the process was rather laborious, involving plenty of steps, which have now been digitalised. Not only was it harder to find suitable job position, the whole application process took a rather long time to

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