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Posted on 6 March 2019
“Change is the only constant.”
As the recruitment landscape keeps on changing, the war to evolve the employing tactics and strategies begin to intensify. According to Glassdoor’s annual Job Market Trends Report, the year 2018 hosted a very significant job market, with around 2.3 million new roles added. A decent shift in the online recruiting systems has changed the corporate world for good. Heading strong in 2019, it is imperative to keep a check on the recruitment methods that fetch you some real talent.
Following are some of the major job market Focus trends for 2019:
A quick change in job search methods
As the technology matures, one can witness a significant change in the way work is done. So is the case with the job search methods. The year 2019 will build off of the AI developed in 2018, with machine learning-assisted job matching. Gone are the days of searching jobs on online job boards or email submissions. Now the sites will tend to leverage next-gen technologies like Big data and Machine learning to generate job recommendations customized for each candidate.
Enhance your branding
You need to give the market a story that defines you best. Your brand is what communicates first and foremost with your potential and even current employees. From your services to your organization’s’ culture, everything should speak for itself. With the increased awareness amongst the job seekers, it is evident that they definitely research about the company’s brand before applying for a position. Your goal is simple, retain the current employees and attract potential employees.
Updating the skill-set a clear hit!
Well, it’s time to rethink about the best ways to connect with the talent you want to hire. Rather than offering it as a luxury perk, offering training to your employees is an absolute must now. A constant development is the key to remain utmost relevant. Hence, upskilling the employee set will be definitely an eye-catching detail to look out for.Constant up-skilling is therefore an important part of a person’s decision making process when looking for a job.
Emphasis on employee’s wellbeing
The new-age talent no longer strives for a usual 9 to 5 job. Along With a decent pay scale, they are looking out for a definite growth and well-being. There is still a large gap between what is offered by most corporates and what employees expect. Companies definitely need to make their employees feel valued by increasing employee engagement, investing in employee growth and career development. Organisations will have to give due charge to their employees fully to outstand others in the market of talent acquisition.
2019 is expected to bring about a great deal of change for both companies and candidates. The way candidates look for jobs will mean that companies will have to adapt to the evolving technologies in the recruitment process as well as the new expectations of the new generation of workers.
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