4 Predictions For HR And Talent Acquisition In 2019 _____________________
The recruiting industry was in a constant state of change throughout 2018.
In the last 12 months, we faced an historically tight labor market, the initial impacts of Google’s entry into the talent acquisition space, and the gearing up for and the introduction of GDPR. Additionally, new technology disrupted the industry daily with mobile, social, and AI leading the charge.
With the New Year fast approaching, let’s take a look back at some of the top recruitment news of 2018 and how key trends might transition into 2019.
Tackling the Challenges of Low Unemployment _____________________
The unemployment rate recently hit its lowest point since 1969, dipping to 3.7%
While that's great news for candidates, it might stir a little bit of fear in the hearts of HR professionals.
This unprecedented low unemployment isn't just an HR problem, though; it's a business problem. And despite the gravity of the issue, hiring is still often considered "HR's problem." I hear clients (who don't fully understand how recruiting works) lay blame on HR when they can't get quality candidates as fast as they want them. And while HR has traditionally served as a "finder of talent," this becomes significantly more difficult
when the unemployment levels are so low that you're having to steal candidates from competitors instead of recruiting those looking for a job.
6 Things to Consider When Texting Job Candidates _____________________
If you’re not texting candidates, you might be behind the curve
A few years ago, I went to the SourceCon conference. During the event, one of the speakers asked the crowd how many people texted candidates and quite a few people
raised their hand, more than I would have suspected at that time. Since then, I have continued to hear more and more people talk about texting candidates. If you’re not texting candidates, you might be behind the curve in today’s competitive talent market.
Human Resource Executive published an article recently titled “Recruiting Gets Smarter with Targeted
Texting.” It’s a good read about how talent acquisition professionals can use texting to target candidates. But as I was reading the article, I couldn’t help but think that HR and talent acquisition pros need to step back and think strategically about how they will use text messaging in the hiring process. Here are a few things to consider:
Key Areas of HR to Review as You Begin the New Year
It’s a fabulous time to do a quick audit of your HR function
As we roll into the New Year, it’s a fabulous time to do a quick audit of your HR function. This will help you start the year on the right foot with a plan. Too often the day-to-day grind keeps us from planning and being strategic. This year, let’s change this!
Handbook Your handbook can
work for you or against you. It’s always a great idea to revisit your handbook, at least annually, to ensure you are following the policies you’ve set forth and that nothing has changed throughout the year that needs to be incorporated or updated in the handbook.