Recruitment Trends_ How To Find The Next Top Talent

Successfully recruiting an all-star team with top talents is every employer’s big dream. While you might know many tips that have proven beneficial in every hire you are making as an employer, you should never ignore the trends coming out every year in this regard.


Here are some of the recruitment trends popular in 2019, and those predicted to become popular in 2020:

Recruitment Trends In 2019

These are some recruitment trends that have been getting so much attention globally in 2019:

1- Flexible Jobs Attract Better Candidates

More than 50% of hiring experts from around the World want employers to start creating more flexible jobs for their employees. The more flexible the job, the more likely it gets to obtain top talent employees and retain those employees for life.

2-  No Mention Of The Salary Range In Most Job Postings

Statistics have been highlighting the fact that less and less employers are sharing the salary amount or a range in their public job postings, in fact, only less than 30% of employers globally do otherwise.

3- The Employer Reputation Matters

Research is showing that employers known for good reputation and great work environments and benefits, tend to attract better candidates without having to look so hard or for so long.

4- Hiring Through Referrals Is Proving Successful

If you are looking to hire great quality employees, make sure to take your own employees referrals (of potential candidates they know) into consideration, because recruiters in 2019 have noticed that 50% of their top employees were acquired through such referrals.

5- Soft Skills Are On The Rise

More and more employers are paying attention not only to the technical skills of the candidate, but also to the soft skills of each candidate, this kind of skills is actually contributing directly to deeming a job interview to be successful or not.


Recruitment Trends in 2020

While all the points from above are expected to stay valid and relevant for recruitment trends in 2020, here are other new trends to consider in the year 2020 according to experts:


1- AI Won’t Replace Active Recruiting

No matter how much algorithms and AI are becoming more developed and smart, recruiters still can not rely completely on those to hire the best talents.

Recruiters also have growing concerns regarding the use of AI in the recruitment process, as these softwares might be subject to biases and might exclude some really good candidates due to errors or bugs.

2- Job Seekers Will Be Looking For Experience, Not Jobs

In the World of digital media, stories and experiences are becoming more attractive than ever as everyone can become a storyteller easily, leaving most of us wanting to live for something we can later tell, and that also applies to the jobs great candidates will be seeking in 2019.

Traditional jobs pay the bills, but money is not the only return employees want anymore, human experiences and stories likely to be acquired through a job are one more reason for good candidates to apply.

3- Recruiting Through Social Media

Recruiters will give your social profiles a deep look before they get in touch with you as a potential candidate. They will also use social media to actively search for good candidates and reach out to them, even if these candidates never really applied to the posted job.

4- Talent Pools Are A Must Have

Recruiters won’t have to search hard for new candidates in 2020, they are more likely to adopt the talent pool formation strategy, reaching out to candidates way before the need arises.


Recruitment at Transcend


We at Transcend have recruited a big team and grew our company tremendously in the past 7 years. Adding to the above, these are some tips for great recruitment that we swear by:

  • Keeping a pool of talents on the side, with candidates ready to take new projects anytime.
  • Constantly training employees and updating their set of skills, working with each employee to transform him/her from ordinary to extraordinary. Don’t expect much from fresh grads, train them first and help them unleash their best talent, that is what we do at Transcend.
  • Empowering each employee in the decision making process, whether for new recruitment or some major company decisions, each voice counts, we are all one big family.
  • We never part ways with any candidate or previous employee on a bad note, we never burn bridges.
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