The Future of Recruitment is Here!Rabia Altunay
LinkedIn is a very rare source when it comes to recruiting. We can say that the reports and articles LinkedIn publishes on both the large talent pool and recruitment trends make the job of recruiters easy. LinkedIn Global Talent Trends 2020 report, which was published recently, that includes 7,000 HR professionals from 35 countries and blended with LinkedIn data, is also one of the rare sources. Here are the 4 most up-to-date trends in recruitment and employee engagement! Employee Experience, HR Analytics, In-House Recruitment, Multi-Generation Workforce.
94% of HR professionals who participated in the research stated that the subject of “Employee Experience” has gained much importance recently. So what is this employee experience? Let’s look at closely. Mark Levy, Head of Employee Experience at Airbnb and Allbirds, defined this term as : “Employee experience is not about doing things for your employees, but is about doing things for and with your employees.” In short, it is about employees feeling that is not only being an employee at the company, but also is being a part of the company. Employee experience is a important concept especially for retaining existing talent. It wouldn’t be too surprising to get both commitment and greater productivity from an employee who feels like a whole with his or her company.
Talking with the numbers! Although issues related to human beings are considered as quantitative data, it is now a necessity to talk with numbers. For this reason, analysis techniques are now used a lot in Human Resources Management field. Numbers in performance measurements, workforce planning, recruitment reports, HR risk studies and many other areas are in the focus of our lives and this focus seems to increase gradually. 85% of the professionals participating in the study said that the subject of HR Analytics was one of the HR trends.
In the past, employees used to prefer to work in a firm until they retire. However, in recent years (last 15-20 years) changing jobs by getting promoted and gaining different experiences is more popular. It was the same thing for companies, it is easier to transfer educated and self-developed talents. According to LinkedIn’s report, this trend has changed a little in the last 5 years. Companies gradually started to shift to in-house promotions and job changes. So why? Because this costs less and also ıt enables companies to retain talent that is already hard to find within the company.
With the participation of the Z generation to the workforce, the age differences of the people who work in the companies started to diversify. Currently, 4 different generations can work together in a company! Considering that each generation has different character structures and different competencies, this can be a great opportunity for companies. 4 generations of people working in the same team can feed each other continuously. Thus, great jobs can come out, but also it can be difficult to manage. Therefore, it seems that companies will need to focus on this issue in the coming years.
** The Proportion of the Generations in the Current Workforce
Source: LinkedIn Business Solutions