The Future of Technology Recruitment - Trends & Predictions

29 Sep 2021

What will 2022 be like for the technology recruitment industry?

Will recruiters still dominate technology recruitment? Or will AI out-compete them within the next few years?

Will the millennial generation be the last generation to take up these jobs?

Read on to find out!


Technology Recruitment: Where Are They Headed in the Future?

For a start, here's a selection of 15 strong industry trends that we see happening in 5 years:

Freedom of movement for remote workers

The rise of remote working is likely to be one of the most remarkable changes to the industry in the next five years. More tech giants offer more opportunities for remote workers , digital recruiters will have to learn how to work across different time zones. Additionally, they need to know how to communicate with clients more frequently.

Whether you're in app development or customer service, it's likely that you will have a more dispersed workforce. Technology will allow people to work from home or wherever they choose to.

That's why you have to think of a way on how to modernize your processes.


A new kind of HR manager

Lowering the barriers that many HR departments face, building open source communities, and creating opportunities for grassroots innovation through technology will become mainstream in the future.

Whether it's social media, digital training, or sourcing, HR departments need to rethink their approach to people management within organization culture.

Continued Growth of Cloud Recruitment

Cloud recruitment software allows recruiters and employers to access their CVs and candidate information from any device. It also lets them choose when to contact candidates.


Increased use of technology

Apps like Jobr, e-recruitment, and social media represent the future of recruiting. As digital recruitment startups start to make their mark, recruitment will no longer be a sector reserved for IT specialists.

The increasing use of the software will make it much easier for business owners to evaluate candidate's CVs and personality traits before making decisions about promotions or job transfers. This could also help reduce the pay gap between men and women within the recruitment industry.


Upskilling is the key to better hire

As per PwC, 3 out of 10 employees are willing to pay from their salary just to acquire new skills. It's the main reason why organizations should invest more time and money into upskilling their employees. This is not only for the benefit of the individual but also for the strength of the organization itself.

Companies that are looking to be efficient should take it upon themselves to provide training opportunities to their employees. This gives them the tools to move around better or grow within their team or company.

For example, Microsoft has taken this upskilling initiative to new heights with its 'Learning Academy' program. The program provides employees with access to paid training and expert-led courses to keep them sharp and up-to-date on the latest technology tips and trends.


Company culture will become more important

With a diverse workforce, there's a real possibility that employees from various generations would be working alongside each other. To make things work, there needs to be a sense of unity and collaboration across the board.

To do this, organizations should take their time to identify what an inclusive culture looks like within their respective workplace.

Keep in mind - employees desire more than just a job. They need a work environment that is fulfilling and brings out the best in each individual. Events, activities, and interesting work will help boost engagement and loyalty from its employees.


The rise of niche recruitment

More and more businesses are seeking to get themselves a recruitment niche. Whether this is because of their target audience, the industry they work in, or the location they're operating from, niche recruitment can be a great way to stand out from the crowd.

For example, digital recruiters seek companies that cater to an online audience of digital media enthusiasts. Or think of a recruitment agency that specializes in worker placement.

Recruitment has more to offer than just advertising jobs. In fact, it's something that others might benefit from as well. Recruiting can help people discover new opportunities or develop their skills, providing a win-win for everyone involved.

The adage "you can never have too many resumes" has long been disproved.

Niche recruitment also lets companies find people who have a passion for a particular topic which they can then utilize in their own business.

Compared to the general recruitment market, companies will benefit from sourcing specialized talent. This means more time spent on finding the right people to fill specific roles. And this translates into better financial ROI on the recruitment process.