2014 RECRUITMENT FORECAST

THE NEW NORMAL
IN HIRING AND JOB
SEARCHING
HiringSolved Research Report: Examining the challeng...
Foreword by Shon Burton,
Founder of HiringSolved

With 2013 nearly in our rear-view, recruiting professionals are reflecti...
HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO CHANGE JOBS IN 2014?
40%

35%

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%

I am definitely
changing jobs
in 201...
BY GENDER:
50%
45%
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%

MALE

0%

FEMALE

I am definitely
changing jobs
in 2014

I will highly ...
BY EDUCATION:
60%

50%

40%

30%

POST GRAD
20%
4-YEAR
SOME COLLEGE,
2-YEAR

10%

NO HIGH SCHOOL,
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE

0%...
IF A COMPANY YOU WERE INTERESTED IN CONTACTED
YOU ABOUT A POSSIBLE POSITION, WOULD YOU...
DEFINITELY
NOT RESPOND

PROBABLY...
BY INCOME LEVEL:
60%

50%

40%

30%

20%
MORE THAN $80,000

10%

$40,000 - $80,000

UNDER $40,000

0%

Definitely not
resp...
HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO FIND/GET YOUR NEXT JOB?
60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

I will search job
boards/advertisements onl...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR EXPERIENCE
THE LAST TIME YOU USED A HEADHUNTER/RECRUITMENT AGENCY?
I WORKED WIT...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR
ATTITUDE TOWARDS UPDATING YOUR RESUME?
40%

35%

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0...
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR ATTITUDE
TOWARDS YOUR PERSONAL PROFILES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
(E.G., LINKEDIN, TWITTE...
DO YOU INCLUDE YOUR JOB INFORMATION OR YOUR
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERTISE ON YOUR TWITTER
OR FACEBOOK PROFILES?

4%

YES 29%...
Research Methodology
HiringSolved commissioned YouGov Plc to poll the views of a representative sample of 1,618 U.S. adult...
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  1. 1. 2014 RECRUITMENT FORECAST THE NEW NORMAL IN HIRING AND JOB SEARCHING HiringSolved Research Report: Examining the challenges and opportunities companies face in the search for top job candidates in the U.S. in 2014. DECEMBER 2013
  2. 2. Foreword by Shon Burton, Founder of HiringSolved With 2013 nearly in our rear-view, recruiting professionals are reflecting we also found that 75% of Americans would respond to recruiting on the state of an ever-evolving industry and asking, “What’s next?” interest. In other words, many candidates now expect to be courted and While job seekers are wondering what they can do to make them- are no longer proactively chasing new positions, making selves more attractive and visible potential hires, recruiters are still recruitment a lucrative endeavor. looking for the best way to find and contact potential candidates. That’s right – 2014 will continue to be the year of the “passive” or “subcon- In 2013, social media emerged as one of the most powerful tools scious” candidate. With that, the idea of the traditional resume also becomes recruiting professionals have in their arsenal when searching for obsolete. With this in mind, if recruiters want to find not only the best talent, top-tier talent. Without a doubt, outlets like Twitter and Facebook are but the right talent to fill their company’s positions, then they must look most revealing not only of a candidate’s career accomplishment, but past antiquated hiring methods, and instead turn to where potential also their professional potential. It’s been reported over and over that candidates spend 3.2 hours per day: social media. companies are now searching a candidate’s social media profile when considering their next hire. But our research found that Americans have yet to harness the potential of their social media profiles, whether they are in the market for a career move or open to hearing about new opportunities. In fact, only 20% of possible job-seekers would tidy up their social media profiles if they knew they were being Our data, then, points to two main conclusions. First, social recruiting has become “table stakes” as old-guard methods of job-filling are no longer as effective. Second, job-seekers should acknowledge their social media presences, and then use those presences to their advantages - making them not only more searchable, but more findable. searched by potential employers, and on the flip side, 71% of Americans Really, if there’s only one takeaway from our study of the current state who have active social media profiles don’t include their job informa- of hiring, it’s this: social media is currently the strongest tool available to tion or professional work expertise —making them less findable. recruiters and job-seekers. Recruiters and candidates alike, take note. In our research, which was conducted by YouGov in November 2013, we found that only 27% of Americans are looking for a new job in 2014, which means recruiters and hiring managers are will be in touch competition for top talent in 2014. Fortunately for them, though, HS
  3. 3. HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO CHANGE JOBS IN 2014? 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% I am definitely changing jobs in 2014 I will highly likely be changing jobs in 2014 I will likely change jobs in 2014 I may look around spectatively at other jobs in 2014 I don’t intend to change jobs in 2014 HS
  4. 4. BY GENDER: 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% MALE 0% FEMALE I am definitely changing jobs in 2014 I will highly likely be changing jobs in 2014 I will likely change jobs in 2014 I may look around spectatively at other jobs in 2014 I don’t intend to change jobs in 2014 HS
  5. 5. BY EDUCATION: 60% 50% 40% 30% POST GRAD 20% 4-YEAR SOME COLLEGE, 2-YEAR 10% NO HIGH SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 0% I do not have a job and I am NOT planning on getting a job in 2014 I do not have a job but I am planning on getting a job in 2014 I don’t intend to change jobs in 2014 I may look around speculatively at other jobs in 2014 I will likely change jobs in 2014 I will highly likely be changing jobs in 2014 I am definitely changing jobs in 2014 HS
  6. 6. IF A COMPANY YOU WERE INTERESTED IN CONTACTED YOU ABOUT A POSSIBLE POSITION, WOULD YOU... DEFINITELY NOT RESPOND PROBABLY NOT RESPOND 7% 4% 45% DEFINITELY RESPOND MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND 30% HS
  7. 7. BY INCOME LEVEL: 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% MORE THAN $80,000 10% $40,000 - $80,000 UNDER $40,000 0% Definitely not respond Probably not respond Most likely respond Definitely respond HS
  8. 8. HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO FIND/GET YOUR NEXT JOB? 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% I will search job boards/advertisements online I will search jobs boards/advertisements in my industry magazine/ website I will register with a recruiter/ headhunter and hope they find me the right job I would proactively go after job opportunities on social media I expect headhunters to call me off their own initiative, without me registering with them HS
  9. 9. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR EXPERIENCE THE LAST TIME YOU USED A HEADHUNTER/RECRUITMENT AGENCY? I WORKED WITH THREE OR MORE RECRUITERS/HEADHUNTING AGENCIES 15% 50% I WORKED WITH TWO RECRUITERS/HEADHUNTING AGENCIES I WORKED WITH ONE RECRUITER/HEADHUNTING AGENCY 35% HS
  10. 10. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS UPDATING YOUR RESUME? 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% I do it whenever I have a bad day at work. I only do it when I’m thinking of looking for a new job. I only do it when I’m actually looking for a new job. I update it once a year. I update it at least once every couple of years. I never update my resume HS
  11. 11. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS YOUR PERSONAL PROFILES ON SOCIAL MEDIA (E.G., LINKEDIN, TWITTER, FACEBOOK)? 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% I would tidy them up so there is nothing obviously negative on there that could turn a possible employer off I would update them and start posting more about relevant topics and stories so that possible employers can see how interested I am in the area I wouldn’t do anything differently on my social media profiles Not applicable, I do not have any personal profiles on social media HS
  12. 12. DO YOU INCLUDE YOUR JOB INFORMATION OR YOUR PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERTISE ON YOUR TWITTER OR FACEBOOK PROFILES? 4% YES 29% NO 71% HS
  13. 13. Research Methodology HiringSolved commissioned YouGov Plc to poll the views of a representative sample of 1,618 U.S. adults. Reported results are from the 1,140 adults active in the labor market (excluding those who were retired or permanently disabled). Fieldwork was undertaken between October 5-7, 2013. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all U.S. adults (aged 18+). The research was carried out online. S U P P O R T @ H I R I N G S O LV E D . C O M @ H I R I N G S O LV E D (409) 276-5833 H I R I N G S O LV E D . C O M

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