Forward thinking companies always want to stay on the cutting edge of everything – technology, marketing trends, and the best way to attract and keep top industry talent. In their recent report, Small and Mid-Sized Business Recruiting Trends 2017, LinkedIn provides some insight into what we can expect from recruiting as we head into 2017.
The report identified 5 key takeaways that could shape how you approach recruitment in the coming years. They found that:
1. Talent acquisition has a prominent seat at the executive table
2. Recruiters will be even busier this year and are focusing on quality of hire
3. Budgets frequently go to traditional tactics, but investment in branding tops wish list
4. Effective employer brand messaging focuses on culture and career growth
5. Diversity, screening automation, and purpose are key future trends
Here are some of the key statistical findings from the report:
The report also identified some of the top trends that will help shape recruiting practices over the next few years:
This information provides your organization with some food for thought and some key ideas you may want to consider internally to improve your recruiting efforts. Recruiter Tip: Try making your current employees ambassadors / advocates for your brand. This will also serve to generate an increase in employee referrals.
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Mark leads Canada’s largest Marketing Communications & Media recruitment practice. Leveraging close to two decades of industry experience in the Marketing Services and Agency businesses, he has been responsible for hiring, developing, and retaining top talent as Vice-President with companies such as Young & Rubicam, Wunderman, and J. Walter Thompson.