5 current IT recruitment trends to watch

IT recruitment trends




There are endless “hot” IT recruitment trends, but which ones are actually worth keeping an eye on?


One thing is for certain. The demand for tech talent will continue to outpace supply for the foreseeable future. However, plenty of other things across the tech hiring landscape are undergoing significant change.


A 2018 report from Glassdoor found the tech job market will continue to shift as technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) impact many industries, and mobile changes the way people find and apply for jobs.


According to the report, here are 5 current IT recruitment trends worth paying attention to.


Interview processes will get shorter


It’s no secret that developers tend to dislike searching and interviewing for new jobs. But for many years they had no choice but to grit their teeth and get on with it. However, forward thinking companies are now beginning to realise they can improve their chances of securing top talent if they streamline their hiring process. A recent survey from CIO.com backed up the findings from the Glassdoor report, with 41% of CIOs agreeing that their interview processes are too long.


Increased transparency in the application and interview process


The job application process remains opaque for many tech candidates. However, some companies are now beginning to build platforms which give job seekers more visibility into the application process and the status of job applications in real time.


Encouraging employee passions through role experimentation


Companies are increasingly finding ways for employees to experiment with different roles within the company, to tap the changing skills and passions of their tech team, reduce turnover, and better match talent to positions.  This trend has become increasingly popular in 2018 and will likely continue to expand.


Modernisation of mobile job applications


Since most job application systems were created in the past, applying for a job via a mobile device can be a difficult process. As an IT recruitment agency, we have already noticed a growth in mobile application platforms throughout 2018. However, it may take time before they are commonly used.


AI is changing the future of work


AI and automation will impact nearly every facet of the workforce in some way in the future. However, certain industries—particularly human resources and finance—are more likely to see big changes over the coming months. New AI tools are complementing the skills of human workers in these areas, and changing many established roles that are easy to automate. To help fuel this innovation, demand for tech talent with experience working with AI is beginning to spike.




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