The work world is a dynamic and ever-changing thing. What was once an average 9-5 is quickly becoming a thing of the past. This is especially true with the introduction of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and automation. With these things, you can only expect things to continue progressing and changing.
While I’m not going ahead and claiming that we can accurately predict what’s going to happen in the future, here are some of the most significant changes that are likely to occur over the next 10 years or so. The Recruitment Lab
1. New Job Titles
A decade later, you can expect job titles to be vastly different. You’ll find that recruiters are needing to be fluent in a range of new job titles and terminologies. The biggest reason this is expected to change has to do with the impact that A.I. and automation will have on life. While the media has reported that it won’t be very long before we are having a lot of things completed by robots in some industries, that time is nearly upon us. That being said, while some industries might be completely decimated by these advancements, other industries and jobs will emerge from it. This is something that recruiters are going to have to get used to.
While a lot of recruiters of the past had to have a desk full of resumes in the past, that’s no longer going to be the case. While today isn’t that different, it’s expected to be. While job boards right now do help recruiters sift through the different candidates, it’s still a very time-consuming process and it can be very inefficient.
This type of resume-based approach is also one that can be very bias. While it’s not always done intentionally, it’s in human’s nature to have unconscious bias. This is especially true when it comes to age and gender. As the world’s population continues to get increasingly older, getting rid of age bias is something that is only going to become even more important in recruiting.
This is where the algorithm comes into play. Assisted shortlisting is expected to be very prominent in the future. Throughout the next decade or so, recruiters will have the ability to access all kinds of powerful programmes that can effective analyse large amounts of data to shortlist various candidates for specific roles. It will do so without any human bias getting in the way. From there, the professional recruiters will be able to choose from the cherry-picked few to find the best candidate for the role.
3. Varied Roles
In the past, a lot of people viewed certain roles as lifetime roles. A lot of employees would stay at various companies for a period of 10 to 15 years at a time. Nowadays, employees start to get rewarded after they stay with a single company for 3 years. As you can tell, a lot has changed!
More and more people are moving to different companies and even changing careers. While the employees don’t see any issues with this, it can be detrimental to employers. After all, recruiting costs a lot of money. Because of this, no employer is going to want to invest a lot of time and energy training and recruiting an individual if they aren’t going to be in it for the long haul.
The biggest challenge among recruiters for the future will be to reassure their clients about these candidates that are most likely to leave. Along with this, finding roles that will deliver better advancement opportunities and career paths to keep them on board.
As job tenures continue to be shorter and shorter and candidates feel the need to enter different sectors, safeguarding will become increasingly important.
Various companies operating in certain industries are going to require candidates to send DBS checks with their resumes. After all, everyone wants to have a feeling of safety at the workplace. Therefore, DBS checks will become standardised. The recruiting industry is expected to play a big role in safeguarding companies in various industries and businesses.