One of the biggest impacts to the recruiting industry in 2017 was the introduction of Google for Jobs. Even before Google for Jobs was released, 73% of job seekers were beginning their job searches on Google. Google has taken their great search technology and is attempting to help workers find the best job opportunities for them.
Diversity hiring and recruitment marketing platforms are hot topics these days, but at first glance, they seem to be fairly unrelated.
As the year 2016 begins, HR managers, recruiters, and sourcers will find themselves faced with many difficult challenges that are reflected in the following 2016 hiring trends. Employment figures have been steadily rising from the lows this country experienced during the 2009–2011 recessionary years, when there were only approximately 139 million Americans employed, to an expected 151 million American workers in 2016. This represents a growth of over 2 million jobs compared to the 2015 total of 149 million. With so many emerging jobs to fill, it is critical to the success of your organization that your hiring practices and strategies allow you to find, evaluate, and quickly hire the most desirable candidates, keeping in mind the following trends: