Recruiting trends 2020: those who are well positioned in the competition for potential applicants today have the best chances of meeting their personnel requirements tomorrow

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Companies well equipped to compete for applicants today stand the best chance of meeting their staff requirements in the future, too. So what are the latest trends?

Finding suitable employees is becoming increasingly difficult. Four out of ten positions are considered difficult to fill, with almost 10 percent of vacancies going unfilled – and this figure is even higher in the IT sector. However, companies well equipped to compete for applicants today stand the best chance of meeting their staff requirements in the future, too. With that in mind, what are the latest trends in recruiting practices? We’ve summarized the key findings from representative studies on this topic.

The top five recruiting trends

Over the next few years, digitalization is set to be the key factor influencing expectations and challenges throughout the candidate journey – whether it’s in the form of digital career advisors, artificial intelligence or the use of new technologies.

Top five recruiting trends: Digital Career Advisors, Recommender Systems, Digital Selection Systems, Artificial Intelligence, VR and AR and People Analytics

 

Recruiting vs. active sourcing

Generally speaking, there are two methods HR departments can use to attract potential candidates to their company – recruiting and active sourcing. Recruiting involves posting a job vacancy and waiting for suitable candidates to apply. In the case of active sourcing, however, companies actively seek out potential applicants in talent pools or on career networks, for example.

There are basically two ways to attract the attention of potential candidates to your company: recruiting and active sourcing