SHRM: Recruiters Speak: Competition will Increase

Recruiters expect labor demand to increase in the next year, continue to find their best candidates from referrals, believe data analytics can play a key role in hiring, and admit that candidates’ grade point averages and cover letters are unimportant.

Those are among the findings from a recent survey on the trends and challenges in talent acquisition as seen by those in the industry.

Additionally, 92 percent of recruiters use social media to evaluate and engage potential candidates, and they say that finding quality talent on traditional online job boards has become more difficult, according to the Jobvite 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey, conducted in July 2015.

Jobvite, a recruiting technology platform, analyzed responses from 1,404 recruiting professionals in a wide range of industries on how talent is sourced and what trends and challenges are being seen in an increasingly competitive labor market.

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