A recent study shared by Bullhorn on ‘Recruiting Trends of North America’ has something interesting to express. It tells us about the way recruitment industry has performed over the period of time, giving clear thoughts about the future progression of recruitment trends in the US regions.
The year 2016 was yet another influential and positive year for Staffing and Recruitment Firms, and it has clearly indicated an amazing future for the same in coming times. While the overall VMS i.e. Vendor Management System rose to 23 percent in the year 2014, it went as high as 25 and 28 percent in the subsequent years. According to the survey, one out of every three contract jobs orders were driven through Vendor Management System in 2015. The year was regarded as a positive year in the US because eight out of every 10 firms were able to meet their exceeding revenue goals with the help of recruitment firms.
These facts clearly indicate some of the most powerful trends that are leading the recruitment sector. Here are the 8 most impactful trends favorable in New York and other US regions.
The Shift of Power:
The power of recruitment has witnessed a major shift as it now favors the candidates than the employers. It is absolutely a candidate driven marketplace where only active approaches work successfully. Since candidates are in the driver’s seat, they have multiple options and this change has led to the dramatic increase of hiring speed.
Mobile is the king in recruiting scenario:
Most hiring firms in the US has discovered that the candidates should be applying for a job post directly through their smart devices i.e. phones and tablets. The mobile platform is dominating the recruitment industry as it is highly versatile and enables quick response rate.
A job offer has to be ‘Lucrative’:
It is evident that in today’s marketplace, a candidate gets multiple job opportunities and the decision of choosing a job offer depends on the final ‘appeal’ of the offer. Make sure to couple the job offer with some interesting sign-on bonuses, monthly perks, entertainment vouchers, etc. Plain salary is just not happening nowadays!
Shortage of top recruiters:
In the recruitment sea where you can find many fishes, you will ultimately find it difficult to get the big sharks. The market will witness a significant shortage of talent recruiters as best staffing and recruitment companies will shrink in numbers.
Online video will gain prominence:
About 50 percent of mobile traffic is driven by online videos. The argument makes it resolute to have online videos as a channel for recruitment. So if employers are not using videos as a branding platform, then they are likely to suffer a major setback in hiring quality resources.
New hiring tactics:
Recruiters in the US need to learn the hiring tactics of attracting extremely scarce resources. Rather than focusing on the traditional recruiting models, it’s time to compel approaches that have immediate and effective results.
With the emerging significance of new media, it is important to embrace new techniques of hiring like online profiling of candidates, finding them over social media platform, seeking their presence in the professional sites like LinkedIn and so on. An individual no longer need of a hard resume when you can simply keep them updated over the web.
The rise of Boomerangs:
Top staffing and recruitment companies will again realize the rise of Boomerang for previewing employees having high performance index. Recruiters will find a large pool of talented resources in a platform like Boomerang.