The recruiters who are dedicated to the recruitment of talent in the world of technology they have to deal with all kinds of difficulties on a daily basis. Talent shortages, layoffs, spending cuts, and economic uncertainty are just a few. But according to the LinkedIn Future of Recruiting 2023 report, in the future they may have a new ally in technology. More specifically, in the Generative Artificial Intelligence.
The report, based on a survey conducted last February, indicates that 68% of employers surveyed were very hopeful, or optimistic, albeit cautiously, about the impact that Generative Artificial Intelligence is going to have on the job market. recruiting. Among other things, recruiters and employers think that generative AI tools will be able to help them with many time-consuming tasks at work. For example, writing descriptions of the jobs they offer or personalized email messages for potential candidates.
Specifically, where recruiting professionals believe that generative Artificial Intelligence can help them the most is in automating tasks to prioritize more strategic work (74%), in making the location of candidates faster and/or easier ( 67%) and in contacting and interacting with candidates more quickly and easily (59%).
In addition to this, the report makes several predictions for the future of recruiting. The first is that the creation of diverse templates in companies will continue to be strong. In addition to using generative Artificial Intelligence in the hiring processes, employers will continue to be committed to diversity in their workforces.
In addition, despite the economic uncertainty that some sectors are experiencing, hiring diverse profiles has not ceased to be a priority for companies. In fact, almost 20% of employers say that they now give more priority to this aspect.
LinkedIn also anticipates in its report that, as a result of the current situation, employers will hire more freelance and self-employed staff, to be covered in uncertain times. In fact, in countries like the United States, the positions offered for freelance and self-employed personnel are growing much more than those published for full-time employees. The number of positions offered for the latter remains relatively stable, in fact.
22% of companies expect to invest more in recruiters on staff in 2023 than what they spent on them in 2023. Another 23% expect to invest more, on the contrary, in external companies dedicated to recruiting personnel.
Another prediction contained in the report is that companies will take more into account what candidates want most, in order to remain competitive in an increasingly rigid labor market. Currently, the top priority for job candidates is to achieve top-notch salary compensation and added benefits. They are followed, at a great distance, by flexibility and the reconciliation of work and personal life.
Two other predictions are related to improving staff capabilities. One is that managers will finally recognize the value of filling open positions with internal talent. In fact, 75% of recruiting professionals say that internal recruiting will be an important factorwhich will shape the future of the sector in the next five years.
The second of these predictions, related to the first, is that upskilling will be a key factor in recruiting a diverse workforce. 81% of recruiting professionals have stated that improving skills, and training employees to improve them, will be important factors for the future of recruiting five years from now.