The next decade in IT recruitment is predicted to be the most dynamic, challenging and revolutionary in the history of this industry. Technology is developing fast and faster every day and there is a high demand for tech personnel worldwide. IT recruiters should always adapt to situations, reinvent their approach to potential candidates and continuously improve their skills.
There are some major trends in IT recruitment that could take place in the near future:
1. The number of remote employees will increase.
Many jobs today offer the possibility to work remotely from home. Companies will also have to find ways to integrate virtual teams and accommodate different time zones. In an international remote team, the company culture is not as important as it is for employees working from the office. That means that IT hiring managers should develop a multicultural approach and new recruiting strategies with a focus on vacations, benefits or educational incentives. Future employees will be less willing to commute or move to another city or even country to find a job.
2. Recruitment in social media will remain a trend.
It is no secret that more and more job seekers are looking for jobs on social media platforms. Networking will be a key element in the future of IT recruitment, enabling recruiters and hiring managers to reach out to potential candidates. Job advertisements can be posted on social media and attract prospect candidates. Job seekers will continue to prefer a human touch in the recruitment process, which must be combined with a fully robotic recruitment system using ATS (Applicant Tracking System).
3. The resume will be replaced by online profiles.
Candidates are still required to send the resume to recruiters or hiring managers, although in many cases more information about the candidate is sometimes available online. Job seekers begin to create personal portfolio sites where they present their experience and skills. Here you will find links to the candidate’s work and information about education and job history. In other profiles on social media, you can get a glimpse about the character and the interests of potential candidates. It’s also a good idea to check online forums and discussions where you can find out more about the candidates’ skills.
If you are an IT recruiter, there is no better time to choose this job.