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Are You On Top Of New Hire Trends For This Year?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 16, 2017 1:36:03 PM
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In many companies recruiting, hiring, and onboarding of new hires often falls on the HR department. And HR trends in these areas change over time. 


One of the challenges for every HR professional is keeping abreast of the myriad of changes and developments in their industry. Along with legislative and labor law issues, these changes include trends in recruiting and hiring new employees, as well as best practices for onboarding a new hire. 

HR Trends and HR Tips

It seems that each year new hr best practices and new technologies come into vogue. Oftentimes, these are the result of research and studies conducted to track developments impacting business growth and success. A number of valuable insights are obtained as a result, and HR professionals can benefit from these insights.

For example, a research team at HR Daily Advisor conducted a recruiting survey back in January 2017. They noted that a total of 413 participants responded to their 2017 Annual Recruiting Survey, which represented a broad spectrum of industries, business types, organizational sizes, and locations.

In a recent post on their HR Daily Advisor website, they offered up some of the significant findings in this infographic:


Other HR Trends for New Hires

In addition to the trends noted in the infographic, the recruiting virtual assistant firm, Ideal, noted four other recruiting and hiring trends to be watching for. 

Using AI technology for recruiting

This will likely include AI software designed to automate certain aspects of the recruiting workflow, especially repetitive, high-volume tasks. For example, there will be more use of resume screening programs to auto-screen candidates, or software that conducts sentiment analysis on job descriptions to identify potentially biased language.

Increased hiring over last year

According to LinkedIn’s 2016 recruiting survey 56% of talent acquisition leaders said they were going to increase their hiring volume in 2017. If the current economic gains continue through the rest of 2017, recruiters will be busier than ever and competition for recruiting talent will become even tougher.

Broader workplace diversity

A survey from Glassdoor found that 67% of active and passive job seekers listed diversity as an important factor when considering companies and job offers. This indicates that understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations, as well as differences in personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases is crucial for companies.

Increase in “mobile-first” recruiting

LinkedIn also noted that 72% of active candidates visited a prospective company’s mobile site to learn about career opportunities and 45% of job candidates have applied for a job through their mobile device. However, only 13% of companies are currently investing in mobile recruitment efforts.

The Crucial Role of HR in Organizations

The effective and compliant management of HR within a business organization depends on the ability to focus on policies and systems. While the most common HR needs are simple to track within the payroll function, HR professionals often take on a much larger role such as:

  • Recruiting and hiring
  • On-boarding
  • Training and continuing development

Being up-to-date and current with both the regulatory demands of the role, and the trends and best practices of the HR functions s critical for the ongoing success of any business.

Your New Hires are a Vital Investment in Your Business

It's not too late to begin making adjustments or improvements to your current recruiting and hiring processes. In fact, this could be a perfect time to review your recruiting, hiring and training processes with the goal of improving them and your overall employee development practices.

In addition to a growing and demanding role in recruiting, hiring, and continually training employees, the HR staff is responsible for other functions they are typically tasked with such as payroll management, tax filings, employee records compliance, and so forth.

Considering alternatives such as outsourcing is increasingly becoming a cost-effective and strategic option. Accuchex can help you in managing your HR needs, payroll processes, and staying on top of compliance demands. Get your Free Download: Payroll Outsourcing Guide to help you make an informed decision or call Accuchex Payroll Management Services at 877-422-2824.

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Topics: HR best practices, recruiting and hiring, hiring trends, new hire, employee onboarding

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