The Changing Landscape Of Recruitment Service -Trends Of 2018

February 01, 2018

The Changing Landscape Of Recruitment Service -Trends Of 2018

The year 2018 seems to be the game changer in the recruitment industry, automating and accelerating and shifting of trends.  Latest technologies are contributing and assisting in coping up with the hiring challenges. With the constant state of evolution that recruitment service industry finds itself these days, it would have been impossible to compile an exhaustive lists of trends that recruitment industry will be following.

However; we have pulled together the top 5 trends that we think are most important for our recruiters to keep an eye on:

1.Automation Tops The List In 2018 Recruitment Service Trends

HR teams need to get ahead here and understand that incorporating AI into their workflows especially recruitments – it can roll in end number of benefits to an organizations. The major ones are productivity and cost cutting. Artificial Intelligence and bots will have a positive influence in figuring out how people work, and what skills are required.

A recent survey by Gartner fore-casted that by the year 2030, 55% of high-performing employees will regularly and seamlessly redistribute workloads. Integrating AI within the systems can help work done faster and efficiency and with minimalist errors.

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With the evolving advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning have lead to smarter platforms, and more. Therefore, it’s important that recruitment service professionals and marketers to keep an eye on in this space and remain consistent evaluating on how these software/system/ tools can save time and money.

2. On The Go – Mobile Recruitment Experience

More and more recruiters across the globe today are using their mobile devices as their primary source of recruitment.  Does it rings bell!!  You can now probably start to see why mobile is topping the list of 201 trends of recruitment service.


92% of job seekers say their mobile device is an important tool for job searching and 59% use it to search for jobs at least once a day.  More and more companies are now adopting mobile enabled recruitment application process as companies catch up to candidate expectations.

Already, 58% of job seekers believe mobile devices will be the most common way to search for jobs within 2 years and recent survey company revealed that about 20% the job applications were submitted via mobile device.

3. Advertising On Various Social Media Channels

In the last couple of years, we all have witnessed how LinkedIN has grown and have emerged as a great career place. Furthermore; the trend of finding the right candidates from social media platforms is not going to stop. But with the tremendous response it will be growing each and every day.

You can see how Facebook and LinkedIn kind of social media platforms are bridging the gaps of recruitment industry. Additionally; not for the job posting and finding the right candidate, these platforms have resolved several marketing issues that companies were facing. They have offered organization with lot of awareness about their brand, products and services. 

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Both of these Internet giants have added job opening features.  Hence; it provides the users with quick access to the latest career opportunities. If you are quick to understand furthermore; it can prove to be a viable alternative to tap into Facebook’s 50 million users as well as LinkedIn’s growing significance. 

4.  The Gig Economy

“The gig economy” may be unheard term for you, but it is arguably much more in the limelight now than before and all for good reasons. 

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In case if you are not aware of this terminology, “the gig economy” – it is a term that describes the fact that more and more companies prefer choosing of hiring their employees on a temporary, contractual or on freelance basis. Cost cutting is the utmost agenda for any company “gig economy” seems to be fitting well in the coming years. Furthermore; the recruiters avoid to not to have any obligation which involves in permanent employment.

We can take Uber as prime example of this.

5.Adaptation of Marketing and PR Best Practices

In 2018, we expect to see recruitment industry are starting to look more of like marketing and PR for the businesses which are doing the best. What we mean by this is recruitment marketers are continuing to adopt best practices from these spaces, bringing over content marketing, candidate lead generation, branding and more into the fold. If you think this would be a lot for your team to take on, you are not alone here.

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Perhaps; that’s the reason behind a sudden upsurge in the need for recruitment marketing agency searching which can help businesses plan, execute and measure their strategies to ensure greater success.

In Summary

Okay now that you have known the upcoming trends of Recruitment service industry for the year 2018, you may find some of these not familiar. 

Year 2018 is already set promising to be a huge year for the recruitment industry . It is important to keep your eyes on these developments areas,  if you wish to stay ahead of your competition. As candidates are exposed to so many different recruitment agencies and independent recruiters; developing your brand is important.

We’d recommend you to start with technology, as AI software/system are awesome in streamlining your entire recruitment processes. Additionally; with mobile one-click’ button applications you can position your company as a pioneer in the industry in the recruitment segment.

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February 01, 2018

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