This year has been an exciting year in Recruiting. The job market continues to strengthen and the competitiveness for strong external talent has excited my sourcing geekiness. This year has reminded me a lot of how it was prior to the recession where you had to be a successfully “hunter” and not a “farmer” to grow your professional network, develop your pipeline, ask for referrals, and the importance of having a strong professional brand.
I have listed my thoughts below on 3 Recruiting Trends setting up to take place in 2017.
Changes to LinkedIn
Social Recruiting and its Importance
A Competitive Job Market for Talent
It's exciting and refreshing seeing candidates having a large number of opportunities available to them. Strong sourcing, networking, developing your professional brand, and professional curiosity will be needed in 2017!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Every day I see an online article about, “How to Hire and Retain Millennials” or “What is it with these Millennials” written by someone who is most likely not a Millennial but a described millennial expert. The author writes about their survey findings while bucketing all Millennials from a wide age range into one group. I am sure a lot of research goes into their studies, and some authors have some good findings, but I cannot help myself picking most of them apart.
I have been a professional Recruiter for over a decade and I have talked to thousands of people including Millennials, Gen Xer’s, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalist during my professional career. I can tell you that what Millennials are looking for professionally are not that much different from other generations.
Here are my short and simple findings:
Work-life balance and fair compensation.
Inspiration and professional growth opportunities.
Please keep an open mind before reading these types of articles. It is not fair to bucket everyone between the ages of 21-38 as wanting the same thing. Everyone, regardless of their generational grouping, has different needs based on their personal life stories they are living.