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Recruiting Trends to Watch for in 2015

It's mid-December, which means one thing: 2015 is coming up quickly. Recruiting trends change every year based on the talent, those hiring, and the types of jobs being filled. Get ready for 2015 by being aware of the following recruiting trends.

It's not 2008 anymore.

The competition for talent is heating up. 2015 is set to be even more competitive than 2014 for recruiters. With the recession of 2008 behind us, it's great to see things start to pick up in the job market. Competition is cited by recruiters as being a key carrier to landing people, followed closely by compension. The two are closely related: when competition becomes fierce, companies turn to salary to lure in the best talent.

Fifty-three percent of US leaders cite competition as a considerable obstacle. What can you do as a recruiter? Inform executives about the industry-wide increase in the competition for top talent. Use data to understand the supply and demand for your target talent pools and see how competition will impact your hiring strategy.

Get on LinkedIn already.

Social professional networks are growing at a staggering rate. Four years ago, social professional networks were barely a blip on the radar of recruiters. Now, social professional networks are the top source of quality hires. Almost half of US companies cite social professional networks as one of the most important sources of quality hires. Anti-social network companies can no longer ignore the interwebs.

If you're looking for top talent, make sure that you're on LinkedIn. Figure out where your target audience/candidates are on social and invest in that network to get the most quality hires for your company.

The passive talent pool is large.

Did you know that 75% of professionals identify themselves as passive candidates? This means that they're not actively looking for a position but they could be convinced to leave. It's no surprise--most Americans aren't happy in their current positions.

Recruiting passive talent requires personalization, presenting opportunities as career advancement and sourcing candidates in a different way.

Get a talent brand.

A strong brand can do wonders for recruiting. The way people feel about working at your company can make or break your ability to attract top talent. Making sure that you've built out and investing your talent brand will help attract and then retain candidates. Retaining is the key word here: turnover is expensive!

2015 is going to be a busy year for recruiters. Start working on your strategy now. If you need any help, RGBSI can take the recruiting burden off of your company. Our team is ready to employ the strategies above to make 2015 your best yet. Check out our services here.

Source: http://talent.linkedin.com/blog/index.php/2014/10/4-trends-that-will-define-recruiting-in-the-us-in-2015


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