Six major corporate recruiting methodologies that have been prominent during the last year which will continue to be significant corporate recruiting trends during 2014 .
1 The mobile platform - Critical tool – even though last year was “the year of the mobile platform,” the impact of this platform in recruiting will continue to expand and grow. The emergence of the technical capability that allows the direct “instant” application for jobs from mobile phones will soon become mainstream. Many a startups will continue their development of a variety of recruiting-focused mobile phone apps.
2 A data-driven approach to be the benchmark standard – Most business functions have long ago shifted to data-driven decision making for both Pre & Post recruitment phases, the practice is strikingly unusual within recruiting. Companies in the process of allocating separate budget for such market intelligence reports and benchmarking reports.
3 Video interviewing steadily grows in acceptance –Live video interviews such as Skype interviews has now proven its effectiveness, so its use will continue to expand until it becomes the standard practice. Most of the startups heavily depend on such interviews. This gives an edge over phone interview on online collaboration world.
4 On-line candidate assessment – As online technical knowledge and skill assessment options become cheaper and more effective, they will continue their growth until they become mainstream of candidate evaluation. Their impact is high and they can dramatically improve the quality of hire. Especially along with technical interviews, behavioral based assessments increasingly important for role alignment.
5 Work from home to expand the talent pool – Abundant technology available and the willingness of managers to accept remote work positions will continue to dramatically expand the number of available recruits for those remote work jobs. This shift to remote work will also force recruiting to increase its capability to find and land candidates around the globe.
6 Accelerated internal movement – Continued uneven growth and the uncertainty in business units will mean that there will be a much greater need for the movement of current employees into new domains & roles to have a higher impact. The most effective deployment happens either using corporate recruiters to proactively move underused employees or encouraging employee referrals to quickly identify a wider range of talent for internal openings.
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