Bullhorn recently published their 2018 North American Staffing & Recruiting Trends Report, a survey of more than 1400 staffing professionals.
Compared to 2017, the majority of staffing professionals – 67% – are less confident about the future. This is likely due to the tension between the potential opportunities presented to staffing agencies vs. the challenges they face in 2018.
I’ve highlighted some important findings on recruiters’ priorities for 2018 from Bullhorn’s report below.
Increases in hiring and operating budgets
Whether internal or external, recruiters are experiencing the same challenges from the tighter labor market.
While 70% anticipate an increase in hiring needs, 64% of staffing pros say their top challenge is the talent shortage. Continue reading
In terms of recruiting trends, 2017 was the year of AI and automation technologies, unconscious bias and workplace diversity, and candidate experience in recruiting.
With the continually improving economy and unemployment at a 16-year old low, what will the new year bring?
Watch our video on the top 4 trends shaping the future of recruiting:
And here are the top 4 recruiting trends for 2018 summarized in an infographic.
1. Hiring volume continues to increase
In 2017, 56% of recruiting teams predicted their hiring volume would increase.
A recent survey by Indeed found that hiring will continue to increase in 2018: 61% of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, while 29% expect to maintain current headcount, and only 10% are planning to reduce their hiring. Continue reading