LinkedIn 2018 Report Highlights Top Global Trends in Recruiting
Diversity ranked top priority for companies in 2018
To give your recruiting strategy a boost for the new year, LinkedIn Talent Solutions has released its Global Recruiting Trends 2018: The 4 Ideas Changing How You Hire report, including insights from 8,800+ recruiters and hiring managers on how the topics of diversity, new interview methods, data and artificial intelligence, are impacting recruiting today.
Diversity hiring. Diversity hiring is the most embraced trend with 78 percent of talent leaders responding that they are tackling hiring diverse talent, head on. Why? Well, 78% of companies indicated they are prioritizing diversity to improve culture, and 62% are doing so to boost financial performance.
Reinventing the interview. New interview techniques are gaining favor, such as assessing candidate soft skills (63%), understanding candidate weaknesses (57%) and interviewer bias (42%).
Data. This new era of talent intelligence is a big step forward as it allows talent leaders to use data to influence future hiring. The top three ways companies noted they are using data is to increase retention (56%), evaluate skills gaps (50%), and build better offers (50%).
Artificial intelligence. Recruiters and hiring managers, globally, shared that AI is a bold disrupter, and is helping them save time (67%), remove human bias (43%) and deliver the best candidate matches (31%). Respondent also said that AI is most helpful when sourcing candidates (58%), screening (56%) and nurturing candidates (55%).
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