“So what are the likely recruitment trends in 2017?”2017 will be all about employers being savvy, ensuring that they can survive and thrive in view of the ongoing skills shortage. There are currently more jobs than candidates, and that means leverage for your potential employees, resulting in up lift in salaries and most likely a need for specialist recruitment.It isn’t all doom and gloom however, and companies with responsive, innovative hiring practices have much to gain.

We’ll be seeing:

•MULTIFACETED WORKPLACES, bringing together full and part-time workers, temps, flexible hours and freelancers, alongside external support to maximise efficiencies and resource. Businesses should start to focus on team work and performance rather than the performance of the individual to ensure that this new style of working is unified and efficient. Embracing new talent models will reap copious rewards.

•GENERATION Z are entering the workforce for the first time, bringing with them a new outlook on business, a new expectation of brands and an unprecedented insight into technology. Businesses that observe rigid hierarchies risk creating a ‘them’ and ‘us’ vibe to the workplace, but those who can boast a proactive and flexible working environment which is less about job titles and more about mutual objectives will see output and efficiencies like never before.

•WELLNESS AND WELLBEING will be more important than ever before. Although not strictly a trend affecting talent hiring, wellness and wellbeing should be a top priority for all employers. Businesses who care will tap into current trends and expectations, thereby attracting the best possible talent at the best possible salaries, and securing a healthy, efficient and engaged workforce that is as invested in your business as you are in them. Employers should now be turning to their benefits and perks, looking at affordable methods of rewarding performance and loyalty, that goes beyond bonuses.The only thing which is impossible to predict, are the effects of both the change in US Presidency, and the invoking of Article 50. Both will inevitably effect the jobs market, but what remains to be seen is how the proactive measures will translate into jobs and whether there will be any uncertainty that affects inward investment.2017 looks to be a positive and dynamic year for employment, benefitting employers and employees alike.

The only thing which is impossible to predict, are the effects of both the change in US Presidency, and the invoking of Article 50. Both will inevitably effect the jobs market, but what remains to be seen is how the proactive measures will translate into jobs and whether there will be any uncertainty that affects inward investment.2017 looks to be a positive and dynamic year for employment, benefitting employers and employees alike.

Abi HowellDirector
www.trulytailoredrecruitment.co.uk

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