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Recruiting Trends You (Seriously) Must Know About in 2016 — December 2015 Roundup

While many recruiters are in the evaluation phase of their 2015 recruitment efforts, there are some exciting trends to look forward to in the new year. As you prepare to enhance your recruitment strategy in 2016, there are a few key insights that can take your efforts to another level.

3 Workforce and Hiring Trends in 2016

iCIMS posted this article to their blog in November, which touches on some hiring trends to understand in 2016. The workforce is projected to evolve with the increase of Millennials and Generation X employees, work/life balance initiatives, and a push for remote work opportunities.

Some of their key findings include:

  • The war for talent increases
  • Younger workers are entering the workforce
  • The workplace will evolve

It’s important to keep these in mind when finalizing your hiring strategy in order to maintain control of talent in the new year.

How Hiring Will Change in 2016

A challenge we all (HR pros and job seekers alike) must prepare for in 2016 is how the quality of hires will outweigh the length of time it takes to fill positions. In this article, dive into the evolution of HR technology and how it will (and should) change your hiring efforts for 2016. With an emphasis on company branding and internal talent development, these insights will help any organization attract and maintain top talent.

The Talent War is Coming: Candidates Have All the Power

This article takes a look at the UK job market in 2015 and predictions for the UK job market in 2016. Candidates will be in control in 2016, and businesses will need to provide all the perks necessary to recruit the best talent to join their team. While the job market (23.1% increase since 2014) doesn’t show any signs of slowing down — which is good news — on the opposite side of the spectrum, with the job market continuously growing, skill shortages will be a challenge hiring managers will have to face in 2016.

Retention is Key to Successful Recruitment Strategy in 2016

Would you rather spend a night in jail than go without benefits like health insurance, 401(k), and paid time off?! Apparently, this is true for three in five Americans — pretty astonishing, right?! But what does this mean in terms of retention and recruitment, you ask? Ensuring employees are happy and engaged at the workplace is important when looking to recruit candidates. Modern candidates are looking more and more into a company’s reputation and company culture upon accepting an offer.

A few strategies to improve employee retention and recruitment include:

  • Asking for referrals
  • Keeping your word
  • Using technology

Make sure you implement these strategies and hold onto your talent in 2016!

4 HR Technology Trends to Watch in 2016

Fact. 53% of organization report they will increase HR tech spending in 2016. Will you be one of them?! In this article written by Spark Hire’s CEO, Josh Tolan, he explains why including HR tech into your hiring strategy in 2016 will create a more efficient and effective process. The key talking points include: mobile recruiting trends, employee referrals, video, and programmatic advertising.

3 Hiring Hacks to Up Your 2016 Recruiting Game in 2016

This webinar is a must-watch for all talent acquisition experts! In order to optimize your recruiting efforts in 2016, take a look at a few things that worked well for Glassdoor in 2015, and how to shift your efforts in 2016.

A few aspects that worked especially for Glassdoor in 2015 include:

  • Analyze data and establish benchmarks
  • Adopt a marketer first mentality
  • Optimize candidate experience

These are easy-to-implement tactics that you can apply right away, and will without a doubt make 2016 a better year for recruiting.

2016: The Year of Transparency

Jason Weingarten, Co-Founder and CEO of Yello, put together this must-read guide for creating transparency in the recruitment process. Transparency is a surefire way to win top talent, which is exactly the talent you’ll need to grow your business in 2016.

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Sheena Christensen

Sheena Christensen is the Product Marketing Specialist at Spark Hire. She is a fan of everything sports and enjoys writing anything from short stories to internet copy, spanning many verticals in the digital marketing world.

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