5 Trends Modern Recruiting Will Embrace This Year, Sherlock Style


Originally published on YourStory on 21-01-2016

Few parts of the business world are evolving as rapidly as recruitment. You might not spot it easily, but drop into any HR conference and you will see talent leaders and recruiters furiously exchanging notes on predictive hiring, social recruiting, talent branding -- topics that didn’t exist as even buzzwords 5 years ago.

The Internet today has become the modern recruiter’s playground, and his most important ally? His ability to marry complex seams of data to identify the right people for the right job at the right time. Much like the modern Sherlock Holmes. Think about it: the ability to make data-driven decisions, or anticipate situations and prepare for them, and adapt to technology and trends of the current times. These are all traits of that classic character that could very well apply to our modern recruiters.

So as we step into 2016, we outline 5 key factors that we believe will shape modern recruitment this year. We combed through some of the most important hiring reports, trends and news stories of the past year to arrive at these conclusions. But as you’ll see, they aren’t all that different from what drives the success and ambition of our world’s foremost consulting detective.


P.S:  Belong had hosted an entire webinar on 21 January 2016 to help recruiters #HireLikeSherlock. In case you missed it, check it out here





[1] https://business.linkedin.com/content/dam/business/talent-solutions/regional/APAC/grt-2016/GRT16_IndiaRecruiting_100415.pdf

[2] http://qz.com/285001/heres-why-you-only-have-a-0-2-chance-of-getting-hired-at-google/

[3] https://business.linkedin.com/content/dam/business/talent-solutions/global/en_us/c/pdfs/GRT16_GlobalRecruiting.pdf

[4] https://hbr.org/2014/01/headhunters-reveal-what-candidates-want/

[5],[9] http://www.jobvite.com/press-releases/2015/half-job-seekers-arent-long-haul-jobvite-job-seeker-nation-study-shows/

[6],[7] https://www.jobvite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/jobvite_jobseeker_nation_2015.pdf

[8] http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-12-13/news/69006471_1_hiring-activities-job-market-antal-global

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