As we close out 2018, hiring teams all over are in the process of reevaluating their hiring strategies to get a better idea of what worked and what didn’t work in the past year. If your team was able to hit all of their numbers and build a quality pipeline of talent, then make sure you double down and figure out how to be more efficient. But if you still have positions staying open months after they were posted, you may want to start seeing what technology tools are out there that can better your situation. Thankfully, there are a number of trends going on in the world of recruiting technology that can help you out of your situation. Continue reading as we name the most important trends that recruiters need to keep their eyes on.
Technology being used for diversity & inclusion
Unfortunately, the lack of diversity within tech is still a big issue and hiring leaders are trying to figure out how to put an end to it. To make it worse, even titans like Facebook and Google admit to still facing issues with low levels of diversity within their workforce. So what can you do about it?
- Better your college recruiting
Don’t forget about the diverse talent that’s found at most universities. Not only that, but most will have professional groups where you’ll be able to network and build relationships with soon to be graduating talent. If undergrads aren’t what you’re looking for, then you can also transfer these exact strategies to grad students. If you need a resource for how to build a thorough and effective strategy for bringing in college students, then click here.
- Video interviews
But for technology, look for video interviews to be even bigger in 2019. Video interviews allow recruiters to ensure hidden biases never creep into their hiring practices. One way video interviews increase levels of diversity is by having recruiters record their own interview filled with questions and other information relevant to being employed at the company. These videos are then sent out to all of their candidates being considered for the position. Having the exact same video sent to them all helps ensure each candidate has an equal opportunity and isn’t being asked questions that weren’t also asked for others. To learn more about the Wepow video interviewing platform, click here.
- Resume screening
Another way technology is cutting down on diversity is through the use of resume screening software. When a new job opens up, recruiters are often swamped with hundreds of applications coming in for the role. And with so little time being available for you to fill the role, they often find themselves skimming resumes until they find a quality handful and forget about the rest of the applicants. Causing recruiters to not only miss out on a good amount of qualified applicants but also candidates from underrepresented groups. Using resume screening software platforms, hiring teams can make sure they examine each and every resume that comes. Making sure that every one of their applicants at least had a fair shot.
The smartphone revolution is going strong with no signs of slowing down. To add to that, not only are job seekers using their phones to apply for jobs, but it’s one of the most common ways they look for open positions. And you can bet the next batch of students leaving school and entering the job market are going to carry on the trend of using mobile to look for open positions. To make sure your hiring practices don’t go out of style within a year or two, then fix up your company’s career site so candidates aren’t met with a clunky page that turns them off from wanting to work at your company. You should also post job openings on all of the major job boards like Indeed, Monster, and LinkedIn.
Online skill assessments
With all the trouble involved in recruiting, you want to make sure the candidate you end up with is capable of getting the job done and has the abilities they said they had. That’s why online skill assessments are growing in popularity and more companies are thinking of adding them to the mix.
Remote work opportunities
If you want candidates to stay, you’re going to have to offer them perks so they aren’t easily swooped by another company. By giving them the option of working remotely, they will be more likely to stay put. Another benefit is you’ll be able to interview candidates from all over the world, exposing you to a bigger pool of talent. To help close the gap during the interview process, make sure to use video interviews so you can interview any candidate at any time at any location. You will also have the opportunity to fill them in on information regarding your company and what it’s like to work there.
The next big recruiting technology trends for 2019
2019 will be here sooner than you think, make sure your hiring team is informed on actionable steps regarding how to implement the strategies above so you all will be ready when the time comes.