3 HR Trends from 2013 That You Should Take With You Into 2014

2013 saw its fair share of passing trends, but along with those trends came plenty of useful tools and tips, many of which we covered throughout this blog.

Not all trends come and go, though. To help you differentiate between what’s useful and what isn’t, we thought we’d spend some time today talking about 3 things that first appeared as passing trends, but will continue being useful into next year and beyond.

Have a look below:

The great candidate experience

With the way we’ve been talking about the great candidate experience, you could almost say that 2013 was the year of the candidate. In reality though, the candidate experience should play an integral role in your recruiting efforts, in 2014 and beyond.

Treating your candidates with respect will not only enhance your employer brand–it also ensures that any employees coming through your doors will feel welcomed and ready to take on the responsibilities that will shape your company’s future.

Social media

Time to face the music: if you aren’t using social media as a part of your recruiting arsenal, then it’s definitely time to start. Social media is now a big part of HR, from enhancing your employer brand to spreading your job postings. If you aren’t using it, then you are seriously missing out on reaching passive candidates (among other things), so be sure to get involved with social media in 2014 if you aren’t already.

Mobile recruiting

Mobile recruiting certainly seems like it could be a passing trend, especially considering how popular it has become in only a few months. But mobile recruiting is still going strong–and we don’t expect that to change any time soon.

As we’ve mentioned in the past, phones are getting better, meaning that candidates are using them more and more for job searching instead of their computers. If you’ve already made a jump into social media, company videos, and other tech savvy recruiting tools, then mobile recruiting wouldn’t be a bad option to consider as well.

We’re not fortune tellers at AIM, and we don’t have crystal balls to help us tell the future–but we are experts at helping find the top talent you need. Just remember, these trends are not a crutch, so make sure you have a nice balance. The tools we offer at AIM Careerlink can help you do that and find the best talent around.

What do you think about these HR trends? Are there any others from 2013 that you think we should bring into the new year? Let us know by connecting with us on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear from you!