Tips and Trends for Recruiting in 2016

by Carrie Kolar

Fotolia_98245004_XS.jpgHow would 2016 be for recruiting? And what are the best practices in this recruiting environment? In this week’s RPOA Roundup we present predictions, best practices and tips and trends for recruiting in 2016.

Recruiting Trends for 2016 and Their Supporting Best Practices, Part 1 of 2 – ERE - @ERE_net

Staying aware and on top of trends in the recruiting industry gives your company a competitive advantage and keeps you ahead of the game. This article, the first of a two-part series, presents six recruiting trends that will dominate the industry in 2016, and suggests best practices to make the most of these developments. Among the trends and best practices are anonymous screening and blind interviewing, a shift towards easier talent discovery but more difficult talent recruitment, assessing the sales skills of your recruiters, using video in recruiting messaging, recruiting innovators and conducting workforce planning.

Is Recruitment Process Outsourcing Becoming Mainstream? – RPOA - @RPOAssociation

Though it was once a struggle to convince companies and clients of the value of recruitment process outsourcing, this is no longer the case. This article, based on an RPOA interview with Mike Mayeux of Novotus, presents Mayeux’s views on the state of the recruiting industry and the RPO industry in 2015, as well as his predictions for challenges in the coming year. The article emphasizes how the RPO industry as a whole is maturing and becoming more mainstream in the recruiting world, and cautions that the biggest challenge in 2016 will be the highly competitive nature of the RPO industry.

November’s Job Growth Points to Tougher Recruiting Conditions in 2016 – ERE - @ERE_net

As job growth increases and the vision of full employment comes closer to reality, recruiters will see more and more difficulty in filling open positions. This article presents the statistics for job growth in the month of November, as well as predictions that the Fed will raise interest rates and the economy will see full employment as soon as next summer. It includes current trends that point to increasing difficulty for recruiters, such as the shrinking workforce, falling unemployment rate and steadily climbing Society for Human Resource Management’s recruiting difficulty index.

4 HR Technology Trends to Watch in 2016 – Yoh - @YohCorporate

As recruiters explore new, more effective ways to connect with candidates and prospects, technology is moving to the forefront of the HR and recruiting game plan. This article discusses four trends in human resources technology that will be important for recruiting and human resource management in 2016, including mobile career sites, employee referrals, strengthening connections through video and programmatic ad-buying.

Recruiting Trends for 2016 and Their Supporting Best Practices, Part 2 of 2 – ERE - @ERE_net

Being aware of upcoming trends allows you and your company to get ahead of the pack and leverage new, powerful tools to achieve your recruiting and business goals. This article, part two of a two-part series, presents the second half of a list of recruiting trends and best practices that the industry will see in 2016. These include calculating the costs of a bad candidate experience, mobile recruiting apps and communications, increasing speed of hire, the increasing importance of employee referrals and shifting to data-based decision making in recruiting.

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