Staying Relevant: Current Recruiting Trends That Will Remain Important in 2014

2013 has been an amazing year for recruiting, and more significantly, recruiting technology. Not only has there been a real shift in embracing new technology as it applies to outdated hiring practices, but these trends show no signs of slowing down even as this year comes to an end.

Dr. John Sullivan, an HR thought-leader and ERE contributor, recently compiled his top picks for currently impactful trends that will continue to be important in 2014, and unsurprisingly, video interviewing technology made the cut. Interested in seeing what else made the list? Take a look below.

Mobile, Mobile, Mobile

“The mobile platform,” according to Sullivan, “continues to be a critical tool even though last year was ‘the year of the mobile platform,’ the impact of this platform in recruiting will continue to expand and grow.” With 91% of American adults using mobile devices, companies who have yet to make the leap into this arena will be left behind.

(BIG) Data

Big Data is the latest buzzword among HR buffs around the globe. It seems as though this phrase has now become commonplace when associated with decision making processes. Sullivan said, “A data-driven approach to operations continues to be the benchmark standard – even though most business functions have long ago shifted to data-driven decision making, the practice is strikingly unusual within recruiting.” Since data is now being collected to measure the effectiveness of traditional recruiting tools, it will be only a matter of time before more companies begin to embrace newer technology.

Video Interviewing

While we’re huge proponents for video and digital interviewing, we are certainly not alone in our admiration. Sullivan said, “Live video interviews has now proven its effectiveness, so its use will continue to expand until it becomes the standard practice, at least for initial interviews.” At RIVS, we see our customers save immense time and money when they begin to implement our digital technology into their hiring practices. Our software allows for recruiters to screen and qualify candidates much faster than the traditional resume. Since both time and money can be saved while simultaneously improving the recruiter and candidate experience, it’s no wonder the HR industry has begun to take notice.

Click here to read the rest of Sullivan’s picks for recruiting trends continuing into 2014. What trends do you think will continue to be impactful in the New Year?

Image used under Creative Commons from FutUndBeidl.

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