When was the last time you looked at the new year and said: "I guess I'll just do more of the same?" Never. With every new year, we have resolutions and plans to be better and try harder. So, we rounded up some of the best reads from around the web to help you have a great year of employer branding and recruiting.
The way we recruit has changed. Compared to just a few years ago, candidates now have far more power during the job search. According to research and every recruiter and HR professional everyday work experience, current job market is 90% candidate driven. That means you don’t pick talent anymore. Talent picks you!That’s why there is a major shift going on in recruiting paradigm. The focus is now on candidates, who are being treated like customers.
Last January, the HR industry braced itself for a period of regulatory uncertainty with the inauguration of President Donald Trump, whose campaign hammered on the large volume of regulations placed on businesses by his predecessor. That, coupled with a last-minute injunction halting changes to the overtime rule, made it clear that keeping a workplace compliant in 2017 would be a challenge.
In 2018, a new round of trends and some recurring themes are likely to shape the HR landscape.
The competition for great talent is higher than ever, and 2018 will prove to be yet another challenging year for talent acquisition professionals. Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, and 42 percent of employers are worried they won’t be able to find the talent they need. If you haven’t already jumped on board with the following recruiting trends, now is the time.
Only 22 percent of organizations are currently using a talent acquisition analytics platform, yet it is ranked as the second most innovative talent acquisition technology. Your time and budget are limited, and data helps you make more informed decisions about the most efficient use of your recruiting resources.
The New Year will bring in some exciting corporate wellness trends for 2018. For employers that want to lead the pack in employee health and well-being, some of the newest trends might help you take your employee wellness program up a notch. If you’re wondering what’s next for the ever-evolving wellness industry, take a look below for some workplace wellness trends can you expect to see in 2018.
When corporate wellness programs first took off, the focus was primarily on smoking cessation or weight loss goals. Current wellness programs have come a long way since then – and program offerings have expanded to focus on more than just the physical aspect of health. Employers are now using corporate wellness programs to increase employee engagement and to become an employer of choice. Companies are doing this by combining more traditional well-being efforts with career development efforts.
Hiring talent has become highly transactional. The tedious candidate searches, the endless scheduling, and the repetitive screening can be inefficient and mind-numbing. It’s time for a new era of recruiting that focuses on the more gratifying parts of the job — the human part, the strategic part.
Today we are excited to share the 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report, revealing the four big hiring trends that are doing just that — killing the transaction, making hiring more strategic, and letting recruiters and hiring managers focus on discovering high-potential talent.