Talent Acquisition Trends Worth Watching

Talent Acquisition Trends Worth WatchingTalent acquisition is more than simply recruitment. It involves the multi-step process of identifying, sourcing, and screening candidates, and continues through offer management. Because today’s workforce is changing, talent acquisition is too. Here’s what to keep an eye out for when it comes to your talent acquisition efforts in 2024.

Today’s Talent Acquisition Trends

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and tech (high-speed) trains have left the station.

Talent acquisition is no stranger to AI. However, fast-moving AI technology and the volume of new products are creating chaos for organizations hoping to be strategic with their workforce solutions. Many organizations leverage some of this technology to change the way they find and interact with candidates and employees. In doing so, they’ve learned that embracing this technology and new ways of working requires a change that stretches well beyond the talent acquisition organization.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is so much more than sourcing.

92% of CEOs indicate DEI has been built into their strategic priorities and goals, and this means talent acquisition has been focused on how to attract and hire to achieve these goals. Doing that authentically can mean there is no simple solution. However, one great place to start can be integrating DEI into your talent acquisition process steps.

Hybrid work may be the great equalizer in talent acquisition challenges.

Many organizations are still in the process of requiring workers to come back to the office. However, the great pandemic experiment has shown that hybrid work can open doors to solve talent issues. No skills in your local market? Looking for women who need to balance work with a family? Need diverse talent that is not readily available? Hybrid work is not the only answer, but it may be the great equalizer.

Interim leadership is hot hot hot!

Talent acquisition specialists are not always looking to fill an open executive position with a full-time employee right away. As a result, there is an increase in opportunities for talented leaders in interim roles.

Talent acquisition professionals are open to work.

Many talent acquisition specialists have been impacted by recent layoffs and are seeking new opportunities. However, companies are still hiring quicker than the pace in 2019. Confusing? Kind of. But all things point to talent supply mismatches that seem to keep growing.

Undoubtedly, there is a lot of work to be done in the talent acquisition space. However, with the opportunity to tackle these big challenges (that come with big changes), there is also the opportunity to find new innovators and leaders.

Cheryl Farley, PeopleResults