Recruiting Trends That Seem to be Sticking

Recruiting Trends That Seem to be Sticking

Many things come and go in our industry. What are some strategies or tactics that seem to be sticking around?

Listen in on what our panelists have to say.

We did a few polls during this round table. Here are the questions and the results….

Does your company use a CRM in it’s recruiting process?
No: 66%
Yes: 34%

Does your company have resources or a team dedicated to a D&I program?
No: 33%
Yes: 67%

Does your company have social media accounts that focus on careers or employment at your company?
No: 46%
Yes: 54%


Our Panelists…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
DJ Cabeen Recruiting LA Recruiter Amazon
Katherine Amato Recruiting LA Senior Corporate Recruiter Guitar Center
Marvin Smith Recruiting Seattle Strategic Talent Sourcing | Talent Community Strategist Lockheed Martin
Matthew Liptak TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Aura

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Rose Nolen Election Judge, HR Corporate Recruitment ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions
Dan Baker Recruiting Atlanta Senior Corporate Recruiter Healthstat
Pam Rush Recruiting Atlanta Talent Acquisition Consultant Assurant
Nyesha Song Recruiting Atlanta Talent Acquisition Coordinator Solidifi
Robin Guidry Recruiting Boston Manager, Talent Acquisition Acquia
Laurie Meninno Recruiting Boston Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist (Planet Pharma Contractor) Lundbeck
Jessica Marotta Recruiting Boston Principal, Talent Acquisition Forrester
Patrick Ward Recruiting Boston Talent Acquisition Partner Halloran Consulting Group
Cathy Barry Recruiting Chicago Sr. Talent Acquisition Business Partner iRhythm Technologies
Eileen Beno Recruiting Chicago Senior Technical Recruiter / Scientific Recruiter Fermilab
Leia Bradford Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Specialist HIMSS
Koli Donohue Recruiting Chicago Manager Stillwater Architecture, LLC
Traci Hollett Recruiting Chicago Sr. Recruiter, Talent Acquisition Grubhub Inc.
Maria Smithson Recruiting Chicago Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Faithlife
Lisa Wrezel Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Lead Centric Consulting
Sarah Moore Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Recruiter / Partner NorthShore University HealthSystem
Shawn Watzka Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Inpatient Psych Solutions
Katie Stevens Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Leader GE Healthcare
Claudia Castaneda Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Heather Shepard Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Acquisition Liaison Comcast
Sarah Schaefer Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Fresenius Kabi USA
Kelly Esquivel Recruiting Chicago Sr. Recruiter Avtex Solutions, LLC
Antonia Ndi Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Partner Academic Partnerships
Margaret Ford Recruiting Dallas Sr. Corporate Technical Recruiter Capgemini, N.A.
Leticia Mitchell Recruiting Dallas Technical Talent Acquisition Microsoft Corporation
Kendall Lockwood Recruiting Dallas Principal Technical Recruiter Cambium Learning Group
Kimberly Baxter Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Specialist The Delta Companies
leah herzog Recruiting Denver Recruiter Spectrum
Allyson Leszman Recruiting Denver Talent Acquisition / Operations Transformation Looking for Work
Kris Saprano Recruiting Denver ED and ICU Recruiter SCL Health
Renee Myers Recruiting Houston Southwest Region Talent Acquisition Business Partner Avanade
Vira Garcia Recruiting Houston Director of Recruiting vcfo
Julie Montgomery Recruiting Houston Technical Recruiter Beyondsoft
Tiffany Reyna Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Percepta
Natalie DiChiaro Recruiting Houston Contract Corporate Recruiter Indorama Ventures PCL
Jennifer Allen Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition, Central Operations Region WestRock Company
Khadija Washington Recruiting Houston Senior Recruiter Southwest Airlines
Naveed Agha Recruiting Houston Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager, North America BAKER HUGHES
Sandra Ancira Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Manager Foundation Partners Group
Nancy Genitempo Recruiting Houston Associate, Talent Acquisition Operations Looking for Work
Kimberly Vuor-Mshrd Recruiting Houston Field Recruiter Doggett Machinery Services
Cindy Wong Recruiting LA Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Princess Cruises
Jessica Pasco Recruiting LA Lead Recruiter Internet Brands
Suk Dhaliwal Recruiting LA Senior Talent Acquisition Lead Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
Cynthia Lopez Recruiting LA Sr. Regional Healthcare Recruiter CVHCare
McKenzie Sutton Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Consultant Mammoth Distribution
Melissa Willis Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Project Manager Allstate
Nicholas Steinberg Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Specialist Bluebeam
Charles Carbajo Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Looking for Work
Denise Ward Recruiting Minneapolis Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Dave Elliston Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Technology Recruiter SPS Commerce
Becky Gramenz Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Looking for Work
Megan Sperling Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Recruiter Dungarvin
Nick Kelch Recruiting Minneapolis Campus Recruiter and University Programs Coordinator Esri
Elise Holmes Recruiting Nashville Corporate Talent Manager Insight
Cheryl Ridgway Recruiting Nashville Senior Recruiter Charter
Lauren Melton Recruiting Nashville Corporate Recruiter Gresham Smith
Kelly Schwallie Recruiting NYC HR Director Charter Communications
Lisa Eisenstat Recruiting Phoenix Head of Global Talent Acquisition Delivery and Mobility Hyundai Motor America
Nancie Meeks Recruiting Phoenix Senior Corporate Recruiter Insight Enterprises, Inc.
Dana Del Rio Recruiting Phoenix Senior Recruiter Edward Jones
Alejandra Frias Recruiting Phoenix Recruiter Charter Communications
Meghann Hanvey Recruiting Phoenix Lead Sales Recruiter Clari
Le Nguyen Recruiting Phoenix Talent Acquisition Travelers
Jennifer McWilliams Recruiting Phoenix Senior Principal Talent Acquisition Business Partner Northrop Grumman
Marta Gordon Recruiting Portland Senior Recruiter Coherent
Danette Dickerman Recruiting Portland Talent Acquisition Advisor Fisher Investments
Carin Crowder Recruiting Portland Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant Legacy Health
Anne Royse Recruiting Seattle Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Talking Rain Beverage Company
Joel Elmer Recruiting Seattle Manager, Talent Acquisition Edwards Lifesciences
Kathy Simmons Recruiting Seattle Technical Recruiter Accenture
Richard Shoff Recruiting Seattle Senior Recruiter Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Danielle Lyndes Recruiting Seattle Experienced Associate Andersen
Melissa Anderson Recruiting Seattle Human Resources Recruiter Community Transit
Tiffany Dedeaux Recruiting Seattle Senior Career Specialist CareerFoundry
Beth Kester-Warner Recruiting Seattle Global Manager, Recruiting & Sourcing ExtraHop
Amy Shook Recruiting Seattle Senior Recruiter RealSelf
Siena Buccigrossi Recruiting SFBA Sr. Recruiter, Special Projects Surf Search
Karen Sovath Recruiting SFBA Sr. Technical Recruiter Wind River
Mike Murray Recruiting SFBA Sr. Technical Recruiter VMware
Anita Pagin Recruiting SFBA Career Coaching and Consulting Not Available
Ben Nagrani Recruiting SFBA Talent Acquisition - Technical Recruiter Cruise Automation
Natalya McCool Recruiting SFBA Recruiter Berkeley Lab
Cyndi Summers Recruiting SFBA Sr. Technical Recruiter/Sourcer Splunk
Jessica Nbuyen Recruiting SFBA Talent Acquisition Roku
Matt Stadler Recruiting The Triangle HR Coordinator Spectrum
Megan Dorler Recruiting.Work Recruiter Spectrum
Evan Parris Recruiting.Work Recruiter Charter Communications
Ryan Reeder TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition Sorenson Communications
John Burke TA Leaders Director, Human Resources Great Minds
Chawn Jackson TA Leaders Senior Director, Talent Acquisition AvalonBay Communities
Lianne Daues TA Leaders Senior Director, Talent Acquisition Core-Mark International
Kathy King TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Confluent Health
Marina Shakhnazarova TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition G&A and GTM Bill.com
Tom Graumann TA Leaders Talent Acquisition & Leadership Dev at ARC Automotive Connecting opportunity and talent w/ the best inflator maker
James Perduto TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition & Mobility Programs Looking for Work
Jay Barrow TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Southern States Cooperative
Glenn Murani TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Optima Global Solutions
Tom Graumann TA Leaders Talent Acquisition & Leadership Dev at ARC Automotive Connecting opportunity and talent w/ the best inflator maker
Nadia McKinney TA Leaders Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition & Development PROS
Victor Apkarian TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition RGP - Resources Global Professionals
Marci Caudle TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition & Development Frontline Education
Brendan Macomber TA Leaders Director of Programmatic Sales, Northeast Enterprise and Staffing PandoLogic
Jeanne Amey TA Leaders Vice President Talent Acquisition PennyMac Loan Services, LLC
Gina Gotsill TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting SAGE Veterinary Centers
Kevin Oram TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Operations DreamWorks Animation
Andie Sanchez TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Off the Grid
Khursheed Irani TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition cPrime
Matt Hill TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Dexcom
JoNelle Sood TA Leaders Founder and President Ho'omau Foundation
Tony Le TA Leaders Sr. Director, Global Talent Acquisition Contentful
Bridget Pratt TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Healthlink Advisors
Amy Clem TA Leaders Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Chewy
Renée Ingram TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Apple Growth Partners
Tiffany Chan TA Leaders Director, Recruiting & Training | Executive Leadership | Employee Development Pioneer Industries International
Michael Jin TA Leaders Senior Director, Talent Acquisition AuditBoard
Morgan Price TA Leaders Senior Vice President, Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Allied Universal
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Marti Pranger TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Empower Partnerships
Heather Fast TA Leaders Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding Signet Jewelers
Sherrie Epstein TA Leaders Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition PulteGroup
Melanie Symms TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition SDI
Jessica Wall TA Leaders Associate Director, Talent Acquisition: Recruitment and Supplier Relationships SAGE Therapeutics
Jeff Klein TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Exide Technologies
Kevin Francis TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Lark Technologies

We asked our attendees, “Many things seem to come and go in recruiting, what is something that you see sticking around?”

Here are their answers:

  • A good ATS
  • A good ATS for data
  • AI
  • AI
  • AI Chatbots
  • AI matching
  • ATS
  • Automation
  • being proactive, not reactive
  • Candidate and hiring manager feedback
  • candidate experience
  • candidate experience
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cloud or self calendar programs
  • cold calling
  • College Recruiting - Even if virtual!
  • Competitive markets
  • Countless
  • CRM tools
  • D&I
  • D&I AI
  • diversity
  • Diversity - it’s not a trend. It’s the right thing to do for the business. But talking about it and being intentional is a newer
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Entelo
  • First round video interviews
  • flexible work week
  • Focusing on the Candidate experience
  • Having person to person conversations
  • High focus on candidate experience and how we differentiate from the competitors
  • High level of customer engagement
  • Hiring diverse talent pools
  • How has covid impacted recruiting?
  • Human touch and interaction can never be replaced by AI
  • Humility
  • I think I'm too junior to be able to say just yet 🙂
  • I'm not sure
  • importance of candidate experience
  • Importance of employer brand
  • In the wake of the pandemic, I see some companies, especially smaller businesses, offering "work from home" as an option.
  • Indeed
  • Intake Sessions
  • Interested in learning more about this topic.
  • Involving operations in the interview process
  • Less travel
  • Leverage the data
  • LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn
  • Linkedin
  • LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn Recruiter, X Ray Searching
  • LinkedIn!
  • LinkedIn, texting, prescreening via email before first phone interview
  • Live video interviewing
  • Measuring ROI
  • Metrics
  • Mobile Recruiting
  • Mobility/Work From home is the new norm
  • Need for an ATS
  • Networking
  • Networking
  • Nothing to add
  • Once you have interviewed a quality candidate - whether or not they are a fit today - always include him/her in your network!
  • Online social recruiting
  • Perfecting "candidate experience"
  • Personal Connections
  • Personal contact as opposed to overly AI'd applications
  • Personal interaction - not everything will be automated
  • Personalized approach
  • Phone screens
  • Providing a strong candidate experience
  • referrals
  • referrals and strong networking
  • Relationship building
  • Relationship Building
  • Relationships building
  • remote or video interviewing
  • social media
  • Something that's always been important is maintaining relationships
  • Sourcing and Building a relationship with candidates - pipeline
  • sourcing talent via Linked-In
  • Streamlined application process to improve candidate experience
  • Telling the story with data
  • Texting as the main form of communication with candidates
  • The need for data
  • The need to be a true talent advsior and talent market expert
  • The value of relationships
  • TikTok?
  • Transparency
  • United States
  • Use of LinkedIn to source candidates
  • Value of employee referrals
  • Video
  • Video calls
  • Video interview
  • Video interviewing
  • Video Interviews
  • video interviews - limiting in-person interviews
  • Video interviews versus traveling for in-person interviews
  • video interviews!
  • Virtual interviewing
  • Virtual Interviewing
  • virtual interviews
  • Virtual Job Fairs, Video Job Descriptions, and Video job postings
  • Virtual meetings, re-skilling
  • virtual recruiting
  • Virtual Recruiting I feel will continue to progress
  • When you can, "Belly to Belly interviews with candidates
  • You should send thank you notes or emails after each interview
  • zoom interviews
  • Zoom interviews, even for the entire process. There will be more flexibility in where people live and work.
  • Zoom/remote interviews

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