From social media to the news agenda of the day – we’re all interested in what’s trending. Recruitment is no different; keeping up to date with the latest developments and analysing trends will help you stay ahead of the recruitment game. Here are Manning Global’s top four trends worth looking out for in 2019…
Video CVs and interviews
The advantage of real time video and audio gives candidates a chance to present themselves more than a piece of paper ever could. Not only are they showcasing their personality, they’re also proving they’re able to work with tech and realise its potential. As for recruiters, video interviews can cut down the time and cost associated with recruiting by allowing them to pre-screen candidates, rather than spending time in a face-to-face interview.
Applicant tracking and assessing options
Now becoming easier to use and more valuable for both recruiters and candidates alike, ATSs can manage the entire recruitment process; from filtering candidates to pre-employment testing, as well as combining data and algorithms to provide a better match for candidates. Meanwhile, pre-employment assessment tests – engineered using I-O psychology – are essential for determining a candidate’s skill set, knowledge of the company, behaviour and cultural fit. The increased use of pre-hiring assessments prove they are an invaluable tool for recruiters and will continue to be so well in to 2019.
Smartphones are changing the recruitment landscape. Failing to have an easily navigable, mobile-friendly website that includes the latest job opportunities is tantamount to recruitment suicide. By providing flexible, mobile recruitment solutions at the touch of a button, you can not only speed up the recruitment process, but also increase the amount of applicants applying for the position.
Social talent networks
With the explosion of social media, more and more companies are using platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to connect with potential candidates and job seekers, helping to promote their brand and engage with fans through easily-sharable viral content, including memes, pictures, videos and infographics.