Hiring and Recruiting in 2014 and Beyond, and Other RPO News

by Allison Reilly

RPO in 2014It's that time of year again when everyone is offering tips and making predictions about the next 12 months. What should professionals expect in 2014 in recruitment process outsourcing? This week's hiring and recruiting news roundup highlights these tips and predictions, showing what employers and recruiters ought to be doing to keep up with the changing times while staying ahead of those who refuse to do something different. What's trending, and what's no longer a trend? Find out in the articles below.

Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014 - Ere.net - This article is part one of a two part series, where the first section covers opportunities and the second covers trends and problems. So, what opportunities are there for recruiting professionals in 2014? Mobile and live-video interviewing will still be around, so including those in the hiring mix if you haven't already. The competition for top talent is only going to be tougher in 2014, so recruiters need to be aggressive and innovative in attracting the very best. Metrics are also going to be more useful and critical than ever, and we have an article on predictive analytics below.

Simple Solution: Cost Effective Employer Branding [Infographic] - HR Bartender - Even though this roundup is primarily a trend, employer branding is a hot topic that isn't a trend or a fad. It's a must-have that organizations need to be thinking about and tweaking constantly. If you're not thinking about your employment brand, then you're letting others define it for you, and they may not define it the way you want. Also consider that 90% of employees would leave their current position if a company with a better reputation offered them a job.

Future Top Jobs: 2014 and Beyond - The Seamless Workforce - health care continues to be a top industry for jobs, and don't expect that to change in 2014. Medical assistants, registered nurses, and pharmacists all have strong outlooks for the next six years. All three fields are expected to grow by over 20% in that time period. Medical assisting is projected to grow by over 30%.

Predictive Analytics in HR: Smarter Recruiting - Method3 -Predictive analytics is typically used to identify big trends i.e illustrate the recruiting you need to do for the entire business. This is a good thing, but using this information on a candidate-by-candidate basis to determine future performance is critical also. Using predictive analytics in this manner is especially important when hiring new college graduates and CEOs. New college graduates don't have a past performance to review, while 40% of CEOs fail within 18 months of taking the job. Since many CEOs may not have been a CEO before, predictive analytics could offer insight into how they may do as the leader of a company.

10 Charts from 2013 that Change the Way We Think - Harvard Business Review - It's one thing to make a prediction or to share an anecdote. It's another to have numbers to back it up. These 10 charts have numbers to show that perhaps money isn't the best way to incentivize your workers and to increase productivity, or that negotiating a business deal over a meal may improve your bottom line in the long run.

HR Industry Change & Analysis from 2008 to 2013 - RPO Hub - Good news: the hiring and recruiting industry is growing! Although it's not the fastest growing industry in the country, we're growing, and that's a good thing. Most of the industries growth is with business service providers and staffing and recruiting firms, also strong signs about the future of RPO since RPO firms would primarily fall into these two categories. Another interesting statistics from this report is that growth was not specific to any particular state or part of the country. Successful HR and RPO firms are found all over the country.


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