Recruiting and Hiring Practices of the Future

With the new year comes a new way of looking at how we manage our lives and our careers. In his article for ERE, What's Going to Be Different in 2009, Kevin Wheeler speculates on the kind of changes that will appear beginning this year.


Telecommuting has become more prevalent and Wheeler expects it to be "the dominant working style of the future," particularly for Gen Y employees, who seem to feel more comfortable with a telecommuting work arrangement than do their older colleagues.


Virtual sourcing, Wheeler says, will continue to expand in usage among recruiters. Blogs and sites like Twitter "will become part of a complete sourcing strategy." Virtual screening and assessment will become the methods of choice in the near future for finding and hiring college students for internships and recent college graduates for entry level jobs. "Very few candidates will ever meet a recruiter face-to-face unless they already have a natural physical proximity," Wheeler predicts. The first time new hires will see their bosses will be on their first days at work. Continue reading ...

Article by, Candice Arnold and courtesy of, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates seeking entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.

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