Global recruiting trends for professional roles 2019

According to a 2019 survey, the trend that is most likely to shape the global recruiting industry is employee experince, with 94 percent of respondents identifying this as a top trend.

Recruiting industry

Globally, the most common way for new staff to be recruited is through online job postings, either on job boards or career websites. However, these are also the least effective recruitment channels. The most effective recruitment channels, measured in terms of the number of hires to applicants, were candidates sourced by a hiring manager and internal applicants. Both these channels have a reduced ability to reach jobseekers though, reducing the potential pool talent.

What are the top trends that will shape the recruiting industry in the future?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

August 24 to September 30, 2019

Number of respondents

7,089 respondents

Special properties

talent professionals and hiring managers

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

* Only answers marked as very important.
Multiple answers were possible.

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