Trends for Recruitment Agencies in 2021.

The recruitment industry is going through a lot of change in 2021 as a result of the disruption caused by the ongoing pandemic. Recruitment agencies need to take some steps to stay at the top of their game in 2021. Candidate behaviour is changing and the open roles in demand are also shifting.  

In the current recruitment sector those who do not review their processes and strategies may not survive the year. Recruitment agencies that are flexible and adaptive will be the ones who make it through to 2022. What are the changes that recruitment agencies need to make now to ensure survival? 

Open Roles. 

One of the most significant change in job descriptions and roles is the requirement to work either fully remote or at least partly remote. This does not suit all roles but recruitment agents will need to ensure that any job description recognises the current situation regarding remote working. In line with these practical changes is the increase in demand for digital tech roles as more businesses move their operations online.   

Candidate Behaviour. 

Talent behaviour is changing as the growth in mistrust of traditional job boards becomes more prevalent. Those looking for a new role are now searching through social media channels and seeking opportunities through their wider network. Fewer quality candidates are applying for jobs advertised on job boards or even LinkedIn as the ‘trust’ wanes. Candidates are also conducting their own research to find suitable open roles and then applying directly with the hiring company. Recruitment agents will need change their focus towards personal networking and perhaps move away from spending budgets on job board advertising. 

Recruitment and Selection Processes. 

The traditional recruitment process of compiling a job description and posting it on a job board are becoming much less effective. Recruitment agencies should review their processes to improve efficiency and reduce recruitment costs. Using AI (Artificial Intelligence) recruitment platforms can certainly make a difference in speed and efficiency and should be high on the list of considerations for any recruitment agency that wants to adapt to modern recruitment processes. 

One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to ensure more efficient recruitment using any channel is Hire Digital, a start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 

Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes. 

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