Top Recruitment Trends in 2020

Recruiting is continuously evolving with the help of technology and marketplace growth. Here are some trends in recruitment to keep an eye on in 2020. You also should consider incorporating these into your own recruiting strategy.

1. The importance of keeping candidates engaged.

We’re currently in a talent labor shortage with more jobs available than qualified candidates to fill them. That’s why it’s essential to provide a great experience for all applicants. Talented applicants have many choices on where they can work, so they can easily decide to go work for your competitor instead. Make sure to respond promptly and reach out regularly during the hiring process to keep them up to date. Additionally, consider providing candidates with information and resources via email to educate them on your company and culture. This will help them keep your organization top of mind.

2. More use of technology in recruitment.

There are many new programs and software that help hiring managers with initial recruitment responsibilities, such as sorting through resumes and screening candidates. We’ll see an increase this year in these technologies that are allowing managers to save time and hire the best candidates for open positions.

3. Offering new hires a flexible work schedule.

As employers must be increasingly competitive to secure top talent, they need to offer attractive benefits to their job candidates. We’ll see an increase in organizations that offer flexible work schedules and remote work opportunities to their employees to help them achieve a better work-life balance.

4. Optimization of mobile recruitment methods.

More and more people are using their mobile devices to search and apply for jobs. Companies must ensure their job ads and application forms are mobile responsive to allow candidates to access them. Reaching potential employees is easy, but a critical focus for organizations this year will be to actually get those candidates to apply for open positions. Ensuring the application process is streamlined and using mobile apps will help employers to do so.

As technology continues to evolve and a flexible work environment becomes more of the norm in 2020, watch for these top recruiting trends and consider implementing them this year.


7 Recruitment Trends to Watch for in 2020, James Haley, Human Resources Today.

How to Keep Candidates Engaged Through a Long Hiring Process, Naviga Recruiting & Executive Search,