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12 December 2016
2017 recruitment trends revealed

RedBox Recruitment already has our sights set on the New Year and the trends that will define recruiting in 2017. The past year has proven yet another success for the RedBox team with the additional of new members and continuous candidate placements into their dream jobs. With both happy clients and candidates, RedBox are excited to see what 2017 has in store.

The annual Global Recruiting Trends 2017 report has recently been released given us an insight into the new trends to watch out for. The report is based on a survey of approximately 4,000 corporate talent acquisition leaders across 35 countries. It discovers how recruiting leaders perceive the importance of their teams, the top metrics and priorities they track, as well as how they spend their budgets along with where they would like to invest.

Here are the 5 top snip bits to take away from the report:

  1. Talent acquisition has a prominent seat at the executive table.

A whopping 83% of those surveyed said that talent is the number one priority in their organisation. This comes as no surprise as the word top talent has been bouncing around all year and has been a main focus for many companies to not only attract but to retain talent.

  1. Recruiters will be even busier this year and are focusing on quality of hire.

This is good news for us recruiters! The report stated that 56% of leaders say that their team’s hiring volume will increase and in order to measure success they are focusing on how long a new hire stays at the company, hiring manager satisfaction, and time to fill. RedBox Recruitment always ensure that the candidates we present to our clients are of top quality to ensure the success rate of hiring as well as commitment to a company.

  1. Budgets go to traditional tactics, but branding tops investment wish list.

The report identified employer branding as the number one area where companies wish they could invest more in. Company brand is more important than ever as it helps to attract the talent in the first place. By shouting about your company culture and values has been said that it will help with attracting talent as well as allows companies to evaluate what they currently offer their staff to improve retention.

  1. Effective employer brand messaging focuses on culture and career growth.

As just discussed, the report highlighted that candidates reveal that companies can pique their interest if they talk about career growth, company culture, and challenges. This is an area that organisations need to focus on without breaking the bank.

  1. Diversity, screening automation, and data are key future trends.

This came into play at the beginning of this year. Those surveyed explained how automating the screening and hiring process in order to eliminate human bias and time limitations will shape the future of recruiting.

You can download your own copy of the Global Recruiting Trends 2017 here.

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