By guest columnist Becky Wilson, Editor, Recruitment International.
In my role here at RI, I’m lucky enough to hear from recruiters all around the world about both the opportunities and challenges on the horizon for the industry.
We’ve recently started discussing these global topics in our magazine, and one of the most popular was our biggest trends piece, where we asked recruiters to reveal what the next ‘big thing’ would be to impact the sector. Despite responses coming from across the globe, there were some common themes that almost everyone agreed on. Below are just a few that the industry should be aware of.
Recruiters need to ensure that candidates remain at the heart of the recruitment process. With ever-growing skills, talent and labour shortages, candidates are currently in a position to choose the roles they apply for and accept. They’re looking for more than just a great salary (think work-life balance, flexibility and career development) and are more than willing to change roles if their needs aren’t being met. Ensure your recruitment process is as easy as possible to complete, is mobile-friendly, and works for the candidates, not just th