A new piece of research (the study explored the views of 250 professionals with hiring responsibility) from CV-Library, reveals businesses top recruitment priorities for 2018. Anyone want to guess what they are?
When asked what their top recruitment priorities for 2018 were, organisations cited the following:
- Sourcing candidates directly (68.1%)
- Building talent pools for the future (65.7%)
- Investing in tools to speed up the hiring process (42%)
- Establishing a strong employer brand (40.2%)
- Succession planning (33.9%)
A few other interesting stats is that 20.8% are finding it difficult to deal with candidate demands, for example, when they ask for a higher salary than the company is prepared to pay. Which means 80% find candidate “demands” to be perfectly reasonable – I imagine this has always been the case. 85.8% said that they will be focussing on ‘quality of hire’ when recruiting; presumably 14% aren’t so fussed about who they hire then! Frankly I’d hope that most businesses see the quality of hire as the main focus.
Good news for job boards like CV-Library with an incredibly high 90.6% saying that they would continue to use job boards as their top sourcing channel, followed by LinkedIn (57.9%), their own career site (35.8%) employee referral schemes (34.6%) and aggregators (22.8%). Do any of them search their “talent pools” first then? No surprise to me that so many are using LinkedIn (might have imagined it to be be higher) but really those employee referral schemes could be utilised more.
There’s a ton more in the research and you can have it all for free by downloading the CV-Library’s full whitepaper: What does 2018 have in store for recruitment?