2015Recruitment Buzz has made 5 interesting predictions for what the world of recruitment can expect in 2015, the main themes being the continuing prominence of technology and online applications, and the emergence of a candidate led jobs market. Here are the 5 trends we can expect:

  1. With the continuing growth of the jobs market, 2015 will see this turn into very much of a candidate led rather than employer led market. The quality candidates are starting to find that they are getting multiple offers and can therefore afford to be picky about who they work for. This is particularly the case for those candidates who are in a skilled or niche sector. This means that companies will need to think more about how they attract and retain staff, focussing on their company brand, and considering spending time and money on training.
  2. The use of technology in the job search, such as online job boards and social media, will continue to increase, with more and more candidates using their mobile phone or tablet to access job openings and to apply for positions. Companies therefore need to ensure that their websites are easily accessible on various platforms.
  3. Data will play more of a role in the recruitment process. When looking to hire someone with little or no track record, tools such as personality profiles, behavioural questions and evidence based interviewing can be very useful. Assessment days and on the job observations can also be very useful.
  4. Planning for the future will be very important. With quality candidates being in such short supply it is becoming very important to develop a network and to track potential employees, even if there are no suitable current openings, with the intention of hiring them at some point in the future.
  5. 2015 will see videos play more of a role in the hiring process. This can vary from creating videos detailing a job description to using this media to develop and promote the brand of a company. The advantage of this form of media is that it can be a more engaging way of connecting with potential employees, and it can be easier to watch a video on a mobile phone than read a block of text.


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