ICYMI Monday: Making A Connection
This is a regular feature here on the Jibe Blog, in which we uncover some of the best recruitment and technology stories from the previous week you may have missed. But first, we take a little trip in the wayback machine.
First off, Happy New Year. Hopefully, everyone is feeling refreshed and ready for a great 2015. We certainly are here at Jibe, and we’re ready for our first ICYMI Monday post of the year. Our trip back in time takes us to San Francisco circa 1933, where on this day ground was officially broken on construction of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. So naturally, we’re going to torture a few metaphors about connections and bridging to link history to recruiting. It’s what we do here.
Since it’s the start of a new year, today’s round-up will feature stories that look ahead to trends and predictions for recruiting and HR in 2015. A central theme to all of these is connecting better with candidates, whether it be through mobile, social or otherwise. Today’s candidates expect companies to utilize modern technology and tools that enable the same sort of connections they have in other aspects of their lives. And if the following trend stories are any indication, by the end of 2015 the adoption of technologies to enable these connections will be less trend and simply the accepted way of attracting and engaging talent.
- Disrupting HR In 2015
We begin with Steve Boese, HR Tech blogger and seer supreme. In this column on HR Executive, Steve breaks down what technology trends he sees will alter the workplace the most in 2015. Number one? Mobile goes mainstream, because if you want to connect with candidates today mobile is the way.
- 5 Disruptors In The World of Work For 2015
Over on Forbes, Meghan Biro weighs in with her own disruption predictions for the coming year. Among them are mobile, social, mainstream adoption of the cloud and a move toward analytics.
- Get Ready for 2015: Top Ten Actionable Talent Acquisition Trends
Robin Erickson, who directs the talent acquisition practice at Bersin by Deloitte, shared her groups top 10 recruiting trends on the Bersin Blog. Not surprisingly, nearly all of them relate to improving candidate experience and engagement through technology. We sense a theme developing here…
- The Power Has Shifted to the Candidate, So Current Recruiting Practices Will Stop Working
And lastly, Dr. John Sullivan on ERE.net reports on the MRINetwork’s Recruiter Sentiment Survey, which indicates that the recruiting landscape has tipped toward the candidates. And in a candidate-driven market, recruitment pros must do more to connect with and attract the best talent.
What do you think the top trends of 2015 will be? Let us know in the comments. Oh, and if you’re wondering about trends for 2016… let’s just cross that bridge when we get to it. (sorry, couldn’t help it)
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