Staying on top of the latest recruiting trends is important. Your team needs to understand these trends and how they affect hiring and retention best practices.

In a recent post on the Talent Blog, LinkedIn’s Brendan Browne, VP of global talent acquisition, shares the top four 2020 Global Talent Trends.

Toronto recruitment agency analyzes 2020 recruiting trends

Top Talent Trends for 2020

According to the survey, talent professionals identify 4 top trends:

  • Employee experience: 94% of talent professionals agreed that this trend is very important in recruiting.
  • People analytics: 85%
  • Internal recruiting: 82%
  • Multi-generational workforce: 74%

1. Employee Experience

Creating a good employee experience can improve retention and benefit your company in many other ways. Here are the top reasons why talent professionals say they are investing in employee experience:

  • Increase employee retention: 77%
  • Increase employee productivity: 71%
  • Meet Millennial and Gen Z expectations: 40%
  • Attract more candidates: 29%

2. People Analytics

The more you can understand about candidates, the better. People analytics provides you with greater insight:

  • 55% of talent professionals say they still need assistance putting people analytics systems in place.
  • 73% say analytics will play a significant role in their company in the next 5 years.

3. Internal Recruiting

A strong recruiting process will help you retain your top internal talent. According to the survey:

  • 73% say internal recruiting is growing in importance.
  • More than 10% say there has been an increase in retention practices since 2015.

4. Multi-generational Workforce

Hiring companies need to place greater emphasis on hiring people from a variety of generations. Each generation has specific preferences, expectations, and unique factors to consider.

Download a copy of the Global Talent Trends 2020 here.

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Gary Hinde Technology Recruiter

Gary Hinde

Gary is a Partner and Practice Lead of one of Toronto's most respected team of IT recruiters. He has a strong background in building and managing teams, and specializes in contract and permanent placements within the IT space. With over 15 years of IT Sales and Recruitment experience, Gary is committed to customer service and has a genuine love for working with people and solving business problems.

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