If you're in recruiting, your job will be very different in 5 years — even if you keep the exact same job title. That’s because the role of recruiting itself is evolving.
Is there a way to hire for the future—even for roles and positions that may not exist yet? How do you prepare for the ups and downs of the economy? How do you even determine the needs of your company five years from now?
Recruiting departments will need to develop new skills, track new metrics, and adopt new technologies. They will need to take on a more visible, strategic role within the business and will seriously rethink the way they see their job.
So, take a step back and look at how the future of recruitment is going to shape out and the effects it's going to have.
5 Predictions on how recruiting will be different in 2027
1) Emphasis on Diversity
Many leaders and hiring managers are seeking to have a more inclusive workplace from a social responsibility point of view, but the truth is, diverse teams are also more knowledgeable, perform better and generally have more success than those teams that are more rigid. As leaders, we have a compelling business reason, not just a principled one, to recruit for diversity.
Companies with diverse management teams have 19% higher revenues. Lauren Guilbeaux, People Geek at Culture Amp claimed that traditional key metrics don’t work when we’re thinking about diversity. She referenced the unholistic labeling and numbering each “type” of person. When you put people into traditional boxes, you’re not able to focus on the unique traits that bring together a blend of different perspectives.
4. Chatbots - future of recruitment
Chatbots are certainly nothing new, but lately, these AI-automated software robots are getting smarter and smarter while improving candidate experience. These bots are getting increasingly better at answering job seekers’ questions, pre-screening candidates, scheduling interviews, and more.
43% of candidates never hear back from a company after the first interaction. On the employer’s end, recruiting teams struggle to communicate well and keep their candidates in the loop. High volume recruiting requires communicating and coordinating with thousands of candidates, in addition to a recruiter’s normal screening functions and other daily tasks. Here is where a recruitment chatbot can help.
One of the most useful features of a recruiting chatbot is that they’re available 24/7. Unlike their human counterparts, AI software doesn’t get tired and is especially useful for global companies, since they're always available for international candidates, regardless of geographic location and time zone.
The changes in technology will make a huge impact on the way we hire. We have to prepare ourselves to witness and embrace the future trends in recruitment. If, as an organization, you fail to grow, adapt and evolve, you will lose the game. It is said that great vision without great people is irrelevant and paying attention to the future of recruitment is the door to getting great people, you have to ace it to win in the marketplace.