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Next 5 Years in Recruiting – Changes to Expect
What is the recruitment industry going to look like in the next five years?
It's sure that few jobs will go into extinction a few years from now where the future is slowly adapting to more information technology, and the ever-increasing knowledge of what IT can achieve will open wider markets in the future. For those looking to stay relevant in their respective fields, it’s important to find out how the world would see your profession in the nearest future. Will your profession still be highly demanded or will there be a shift in paradigm, opening the doors for other businesses?
First, the demand for medicine and healthcare will never fall. Forecasts show that people’s need for health insurance will increase as income and standard of living will increase in the nearest future. It entails that more people will seek medical services, making doctors and medical experts more relevant as usual in the society. So, which jobs will be affected?
Robots might take the place of humans in so many occupations
Robotic engineering has grown in leaps and bounds over the years. Even today, you can see robots at some companies' customer care units. Cashiers, accountants, personal assistants, bank tellers and much more would stand the risk of losing their jobs to robots because they can perform the tasks efficiently in little time. Thus, those handling manual labor jobs will be affected.
Currently, manufacturing and construction companies are making use of these robots to perform some manual labor jobs. It reduces cost because one robot can perform a task usually performed by three people. Recruiters will minimize their recruiting expenses because they will be hiring fewer people for higher management positions. Workers will then be forced to learn jobs that require some expertise.
Mobile internet access has considerably superseded web-based access. Currently, recruiters are trying to make their sites more mobile friendly, because in the future most applicants will be applying for jobs with their cell phones. Text messages have also replaced the traditional email messages for most recruiters who are inviting applicants. In the next five years, more candidates will try to apply for jobs online with their mobile phones.
Companies are interviewing most of the applicants online. This trend will dominate the industry in future. There will be more online recruitments, and people may not have to travel far to get interviewed. More companies will grant online interviews and employ candidates online since it's cheaper and more convenient. In-person interviews would be still relevant by 2022 because human resource managers better interpret the prospective employees better when they talk to them personally.
Recruiting in the next five years is expected to change a lot. People may have no need to submit proposals, apply for jobs, or submit their CVs. People would indeed register for Employment agencies and online portals, which could look for job opportunities for the candidates. Video conferencing technology will enable recruiters to conduct panel interviews and select the most appropriate candidate. The world is embracing an automation lifestyle, and the recruitment industry will not be left out in this wind of change.