For the past five years, LinkedIn has published its Global Recruiting Trends report. Let’s take a look at the latest trends as they’re presented in this year’s report. To access the full report, go here.
Top recruiting trends
- 39% of the talent leaders surveyed said that quality of hire is the single most valuable metric they use to track their recruiting team’s performance. Companies are measuring the quality of hire through new hire performance evaluations (50%), followed by turnover or retention statistics (49%) and hiring manager satisfaction (43%).
- 26% consider employee referral programs to be of the top three essential and long-lasting trends in recruiting for professional roles. There’s no doubt that in recent years, employee referrals have garnered the attention of talent leaders. This is because, according to LinkedIn sources, referred employees have a longer tenure and higher job performance. On a global scale, India and the U.S. are the top two countries that feel they’re utilizing employee referrals very well.
- 32% said that employee retention is the most important priority for their organization over the next 12 months. On the other end of the spectrum, only 12% said that internal hiring and transfers is a priority. Most of those surveyed, over a third, said that most internal hiring happens on an ad-hoc, case-by-case basis and there are few, if any, established programs to help guide their internal recruiting process.
- 59% are investing more in their employer brand, compared to the previous year. This number is up from 2015. The most effective branding tool, according to respondents, remains their company website, but online professional networks like LinkedIn, and social channels like Facebook and Twitter, have been steadily rising in stature over the past 4 years.
Long-term recruiting trends
In their Global Recruiting Trends Report for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), LinkedIn reported on long-term influences for recruiting, like remote workforce options and proving ROI for recruiting tools. But the trend that will play the biggest role in shaping the recruiting industry for the next 5-10 years is improved candidate and job matching. Half of those surveyed said this was the most important trend today.
As employers put more focus on candidate and job matching, many will look to outside staffing firms to get the job done. A reputable firm that is backed by a team of experienced recruiting professionals, offers direct hire recruiting services, and has a successful track record of matching candidates with employers, can be an invaluable asset to companies that are looking for new long-term recruiting solutions.
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