#Nextchat: Top Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond



Smart talent acquisition strategies are the key to organizational stability and growth, and several trends are reshaping how organizations now find talent.

Whether you’re a full-time recruiter or an HR department of one, the survival of your talent acquisition strategy will depend on your ability to implement the trends that have completely changed the hiring landscape. 

Candidates have more options than ever before, and their expectations have changed. Are you responding by simplifying the application process, increasing transparency, and creating a more personalized, positive experience for job seekers?

SHRM’s upcoming SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition will be exploring the latest developments in a session titled “Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond.” During this session, a panel of talent acquisition experts, led by SHRM’s Vice President of Editorial Tony Lee, will analyze the trends, provide information on emerging technologies and share advice on creating effective strategies.  

What trends should organizations invest in now? Here are a few:

  • Mobile-responsive careers sites and mobile recruiting.
  • Simplified applications and a quick and easy application process overall.
  • Increased investment in employer branding.
  • Increased use of employee referrals.
  • Increased use of data and predictive analytics.
  • Larger and stronger talent networks.
  • A more personalized candidate experience.
  • Video interviews.
  • Building relationships with relevant colleges and high schools.
  • Eliminating the need for relocation with remote employees.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Considering part-time and freelance contributors.
  • Hiring more recruiters.
  • Sourcing candidates where they live.

How is your organization embracing these trends and modifying recruiting strategies to remain competitive and find the best talent?

Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on April 5 for #Nextchat with special guest Tony Lee (@TonyLeeHR) and panelists Sharlyn Lauby (@sharlyn_lauby) and Carol McDaniel (@carolmacd). We’ll chat about how you can begin to boost your talent acquisition strategy—starting today.

Q1.   How has your organization modified its talent acquisition strategy in the past six months to keep up with current trends?

Q2. What changes has your organization made to its employer branding strategy to improve talent acquisition efforts?

Q3. Referrals are still the primary source of new hires. What incentives do you offer employees to refer prospective candidates?

Q4. How can the job application or application process be streamlined to reduce process time and increase completion rates?

Q5. Which specific changes to your talent acquisition strategy have had the most impact on your candidate pipeline?  

Q6. What changes to your talent acquisition strategy have helped your organization to improve its time-to-hire KPI?

Q7. Offer acceptance rates are an important recruiting KPI, but what steps are you taking to understand why your offers weren’t accepted?

Q8. What advice do you have for employers for improving their careers sites and mobile recruiting apps?

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