Jan 19

5 Recruitment Trends to Watch in 2017

Homecoming Revolution, the executive recruitment firm for global Africans looks at the 5 key recruitment trends that are expected to influence the industry this year.

  1. Performance Appraisals Reinvented

In a digital age, where everything is in real-time, professionals want immediate and continuous feedback on their performance. Companies like Accenture and Deloitte have gone back to the drawing board and reinvented their performance review processes to keep up with an evolving workforce.  These revamped performance review processes now take far less time, provide feedback more often, take more of a holistic view of the individual and look towards the future not the past.

  1. Living in a Digital World

A person’s CV is no longer just a piece of paper but rather a collection of stories found online from LinkedIn to press articles. An executive’s online footprint can make or break their chances of landing their dream role. 

  1. Strong Employer Branding is Key

With information available at the click of a button, how a company’s brand is perceived has never been so important. In a highly competitive environment, a weak employer brand will prove difficult for an organisation trying to engage the right talent.  

  1. The Growing Value of Work Perks

The boundaries will continue to be pushed in 2017 as employees demand a work environment that is more personalised, maintains productivity and nurtures wellbeing. Employees are following in the footsteps of companies like Google and Uber and now offer a host of in-house work benefits from lunch, massages to flex-time schedules. These perks have now evolved into a key consideration for executives when plotting their next move.

  1. Redefining the 9-5

The rise of the millennial generation has changed the way the traditional workday is perceived, with t flexible working arrangements emerging as an important consideration for candidates.