Every year provides different challenges for a person who is looking to find a new job. GetMore has a look at the top five recruitment trends for the new year.

QUALITY OF HIRE

The biggest priority for an employer is hiring a candidate who is highly skilled. Additionally, top applicants will have other job offers, meaning a company will have to act quickly to secure them.

EMPLOYEE RETENTION

It costs less in time and money to retain staff, than it does to hire new employees. Companies that have worked hard to find the right candidates will do what they can to retain this talent. Hiring someone internally is a good way of keeping staff in a company, as it signals that there is room to grow and develop.

JOB SEARCHING

The most popular platform where jobs are found is on a company’s website. This is followed closely by internal hires, while social professional networks – such as LinkedIn – are another hugely popular option for finding and hiring the right person. Many job searchers are using their cellphones to access the internet and look for employment, which is why it’s essential for companies to have a cellphone-friendly website and preferably a mobile job app.

EMPLOYEE REFERRALS

When a candidate has a referral from a current employee, it can speed up the hiring process significantly. It is also a way to hire top quality talent as your employee will know the candidate’s skill, work ethic, and whether they will fit into the company culture.

EMPLOYER BRANDING

Companies are increasingly recognising that their brand is important and so they’re investing in it to make sure it reflects a certain image to prospective employees. It’s not simply about having an impressive website, candidates want to see a bit of the company’s personality. People want to work at an interesting company, so by having the right brand it will help that company to attract the right kind of person to their business.

Finding a job can be tough in our economic climate, but if you feel like you need a change in 2016, call GetMore today on 084 11 438 48 and let us help you find the perfect position. You can upload your CV where it’s available to over 500 recruitment agencies and more than 1 000 recruiters nationwide. With GetMore your dream job can become a reality!

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