LinkedIn 2018 Report Highlights Top Global Trends in Recruiting

Categories: Business Solutions, Research

To give your recruiting strategy a boost for the new year, LinkedIn Talent Solutions has released its Global Recruiting Trends 2018: The 4 Ideas Changing How You Hire report, including insights from 8,800+ recruiters and hiring managers on how the topics of diversity, new interview methods, data and artificial intelligence, are impacting recruiting today.

  • Diversity hiring. Diversity hiring is the most embraced trend with 78 percent of talent leaders responding that they are tackling hiring diverse talent, head on. Why? Well, 78% of companies indicated they are prioritizing diversity to improve culture, and 62% are doing so to boost financial performance.

  • Reinventing the interview. New interview techniques are gaining favor, such as assessing candidate soft skills (63%), understanding candidate weaknesses (57%) and interviewer bias (42%).

  • Data. This new era of talent intelligence is a big step forward as it allows talent leaders to use data to influence future hiring. The top three ways companies noted they are using data is to increase retention (56%), evaluate skills gaps (50%), and build better offers (50%).

  • Artificial intelligence. Recruiters and hiring managers, globally, shared that AI is a bold disrupter, and is helping them save time (67%), remove human bias (43%) and deliver the best candidate matches (31%). Respondent also said that AI is most helpful when sourcing candidates (58%), screening (56%) and nurturing candidates (55%).

Download the full report, images and individual chapters here.