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2014 Staffing Industry Trend Report [Whitepaper]

Staffing Industry TrendsInnovations in recruiting technology are being made everyday and it’s important that staffing professionals acknowledge them so as to improve hiring results for their clients. The recently launched Spark Hire whitepaper entitled, “The 2014 Staffing Industry Trend Report”, encourages staffing professionals to anticipate future trends and embrace cutting edge recruiting technology in order to stay ahead of competitors and beat them out to talented candidates.

“We launched this whitepaper to share with staffing companies how crucial it is for them to acknowledge the developments in the industry, especially in regards to technology,” says Josh Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire. “Doing so will allow them to connect faster with skilled and talented job candidates and, thus, provide better results for their clients.”

Staffing professionals will also learn from this whitepaper how to save time and streamline their hiring process, which is necessary in an industry with increasing competition. Video interviews, for example, are the next best thing when it comes to digitally connecting to the best candidates on a personal level. Six out of 10 companies are currently utilizing video interviews in their hiring process. Furthermore, one-way video interviews will continue the trend of replacing inefficient phone screens.

It’s forecasted that the trends of using big data and mobile recruitment, among others discussed in the whitepaper, will continue to grow in popularity by the day. Big data recruiting practices appeal to staffing professionals due to their ability to crunch large volumes of data faster than ever before and resolve the information overload issue of talented job candidates applying for positions. Staffing professionals can easily weed through piles of information in order to find candidates with the skills and abilities their clients need. Additionally, mobile recruitment is on the rise so as to cater to and connect with the audience of smartphone users who are constantly on their mobile devices.

“These trends need to be taken advantage of by staffing professionals,” says Tolan. “Utilizing video interviewing, social media, and other technologies will bring a multitude of benefits for them and their clients.”

Download the new whitepaper, “The 2014 Staffing Industry Trend Report”, from Spark Hire to learn more about the advancements staffing companies should expect in the near future.

2014 Staffing Industry Trend Report

Camelia Rodriguez

Camelia Rodriguez is the Digital Community Specialist for Spark Hire. She enjoys writing and editing, binge-watching TV shows on Hulu and Netflix, and eating foods she isn't allergic to. Born and raised in Chicago, she loves to cheer for the Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, and Cubbies.