LinkedIn publishes report on current and future developments in recruiting / Demand for recruiters in US more than twice as high as 2016
In times of a shortage of skilled workers, recruiting is becoming an increasingly important task. The number of recruiters is rising accordingly: Since 2016, American companies have recorded growth of 137 percent. At the same time, the demands on the role are changing. New skill sets, new metrics and new technologies are gaining in importance. These are some key insights from LinkedIn’s new Future of Recruiting Report.
“It is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to find the right personnel. That’s why the need for executive recruiters has never been higher. In addition, digitization, automation and artificial intelligence are changing everyday work. In the often empty talent market for certain positions, intelligent tools help to open up new opportunities and work more result-oriented. Our report is designed to help HR managers better understand what trends and developments are emerging,” comments Barbara Wittmann, Senior Director Talent Solutions at LinkedIn.
Main findings of the report
- The demand for recruiting specialists is higher than ever before. The demand for such experts has risen by 137 percent in American companies since 2016.
The career paths of recruiters are changing. More than a third of the “Heads of
- Recruitment” originally come from other areas of the company.
- The recruiting process requires more technology. Solutions must help to identify and approach suitable candidates, analyse soft skills, evaluate talent pools or enable job interviews via video conferencing.
- KPIs become more result-oriented. Three qualitative metrics are currently gaining in importance:
- Quality of Hire: 48 percent of companies already consider this metric. 88 percent say it will prove useful over the next five years.
- Candidate Experience Rating: 73 percent of all companies do not use this metric. However, 70 percent say it will be useful within five years.
- Diversity of candidates: Only one in three companies currently uses this metric, but 56 percent believe it will be useful over the next five years.
- Recruiters need to master new skills. Roles that include Talent Analytics in their job profile have grown by 111 percent since 2014. Recruiting professionals are now three times more likely to have good communication skills than in 2015. The number of people with data analysis skills has also doubled.