Recruiting in 2023: Trends and Insights
November 8, 2023
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Recruiting in 2023: Trends and Insights

Ivana Spiridonovic
Ivana Spiridonovic

In our second episode of the Tech Recruiting Academy episode, moderated by Rudi Bauer, we explored the latest recruiting trends with Louise Triance, a seasoned recruitment professional and the Director of JobBoards Connect. This episode offered valuable insights into evolving HR practices, changing skill requirements, the growing role of AI, and the future of traditional job boards. Let's dive into the key takeaways from this discussion and how they impact the tech recruitment landscape.

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Recruiting as a Strategic Business Function

Louise Triance emphasized the growing significance of people within organizations, highlighting how recruitment has transcended its traditional role of merely filling vacancies. Today, it's a strategic pillar of business operations, with HR and recruiting departments actively contributing to shaping a company's strategic direction. This transformation in recruiting involves building strong client relationships, adopting data-driven approaches, and cultivating specific skills. It underlines the importance of being proactive and bold in the industry.

A compelling story can attract great candidates

Changing Skill Sets in HR and Recruiting

The world of HR and recruiting is rapidly evolving, shifting its focus from traditional credentials to skill-based hiring. The era of focusing solely on cultural fit is being replaced by an emphasis on accessibility, diversity, and upskilling. While technological skills are increasingly important, core competencies like high-quality matching and relationship building remain unaltered. Effective listening is also recognized as a valuable skill in this context.

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The Future of Traditional Job Boards

Traditional job boards continue to have relevance, but the recruitment landscape is evolving. Alternative job boards, such as those that source talent through communities, are gaining traction. A key takeaway for hiring managers is the importance of targeting places where potential candidates congregate. Additionally, organizations often underestimate the potential of their own websites for job promotion. Sharing your company's narrative and values can significantly enhance your talent attraction efforts. Job seekers now seek purpose-driven employers who prioritize sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity.

Traditional job boards will adapt by aligning with marketplaces and communities in the future

The Role of AI in HR

AI holds significant potential in HR, with its role set to expand. While it can be a valuable tool in optimizing job ads, job descriptions, and presentations, it's essential to remember that the heart of HR remains inherently human. AI can enhance the recruitment process, but it cannot fully automate this field, as its core essence is rooted in human interactions and decision-making.

Video Job Advertising

The episode also highlighted the effectiveness of video job advertising. In an age where visuals and storytelling play a crucial role, video job advertisements can be a powerful tool in attracting top talent.

This episode provides valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of tech recruiting. It emphasizes the growing importance of HR and recruiting as strategic business functions, the changing skill sets required for success, the future of traditional job boards, and the potential of AI in HR. 

In a dynamic and competitive job market, staying informed about these trends is essential for success in tech recruiting. Join us for future episodes to stay at the forefront of the tech recruitment landscape!


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