2017 Was a good year in Recruitment. We saw that organizations who focus on candidate experience, improve their quality hires with 70%. But what are the trends for this year? We speculate the following:
- Video Assessment.
Video assessment interviews from home will become more mainstream and are on the rise ever since early 2017. It’s more cost-effective and you get a better sense of the candidate when you see him/her on video, live answering your questions. It can help judge soft-skills and it the candidate will fit into the culture of your company.
- AI & Machine Learning.
New and improved tools and software will further develop in 2018, and make life easier for recruiters worldwide. Algorithmic tools can help passive and active candidates to further advance their career path and it can help recruiters to source the right people in a more productive way. We at BrightOwl, feel this is the right move for many, and have developed such tool.
- Hiring Decisions Will Remain Humanized.
Although new tool can help recruiters, they will not replace them. Modern programs can definitely help to create an image of the candidate, it still lacks that human touch that is so hard to describe. That being said, these tools are mandatory for the 21-century recruiter.
- Physical Health Encouragement shifts too Mental Health.
Fitness and physical health institutes were promoted all around, also in the office space. While that probably won’t go away anytime soon, more companies will start to actively promote their policies about mental health, spirituality and mindfulness. This trend will certainly not only rise in the office setting. But in order to create the best possible environment for their employees, companies will have to go along with what they demand to a certain degree.
- Remote working possibilities.
Remote working will continue to rise in 2018 and many years thereafter. Part of this has to do with recruiting possibilities and tools that make it easier for both parties involved to have a faster and simply better way of discovering each other and creating that first contact. Another reason for remote working possibilities is the fact that some companies prefer to work with independent companies or freelancers for smaller, temporary projects. Lastly, employees appreciate the possibilities to work 1 or 2 days a week from home so they don’t have to travel to the office, saving time in the process.