Recruitment Trends to look out for in 2019

What is your goal for 2019? Whether its to hire talent, or to find yourself a new role, these new trends within the industry will be sure to benefit your 2019 within Recruitment. Make sure you keep up with this year’s trends so you don’t get left behind!


Compared to a few years ago, candidates now have far more power during the job search. Businesses now need to work harder to sell themselves to the candidate to entice them to take the role on offer. Businesses need to make the right impression to entice candidates who can assist in moving their business forward.

Candidate Experience

Candidates will be comparing businesses to competitors, making it essential for them to differentiate and stand out. Improving the employer brand and becoming known as the place to work is key to recruiting the best people. Candidates have high expectations for the job application process to be efficient, easy, and mobile-friendly. Communication throughout the process is critical to ensuring that you keep your optimal candidates engaged and don’t lose them to a competitor. There are many things you can do to provide an excellent candidate experience without breaking budget.

They want to learn more about your company’s culture and what it’s like to work at your organization from an insider’s perspective.

Employer Branding

The interview process can be daunting, therefore, ensure your make your candidate experience professional and memorable. Candidates should leave the interview with positive thoughts about both the interviewers and the business.

Research by LinkedIn has proven that more than 75% of job seekers research about a company’s reputation and employer brand before applying. Social media (i.e., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) and a well-designed career website will continue to be valuable tools in 2019. Job seekers today expect companies to have a defined, dynamic, and engaging employment brand.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence involves the use of computer systems to perform tasks that normally require humans. AI can help recruiters by taking on basic administrative tasks that tend to be time consuming and allow you to focus on the parts of your job that cannot be done with computers, such as developing and implementing recruiting strategy, building candidate relationships and more!

The year ahead looks very interesting for the world of recruitment. We hope that these few areas and suggestions will help you enter 2019 prepared and motivated for the changes ahead!