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 Sr Recruiter - Team Lead Amazon
Katherine Amato Recruiting LA Senior Corporate Recruiter Guitar Center
Marvin Smith Recruiting Seattle Talent Sourcer, Software Engineering | Talent Engagement Strategist Lockheed Martin
Matthew Liptak TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition PrismHR

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Alejandra Frias Recruiter Charter Communications
Siena Buccigrossi Sr. Recruiter, Special Projects Surf Search
Rose Nolen Talent Acquisition Sourcer ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions
Mike Murray Senior Technical Recruiter VMware
Gina Gotsill Director Of Recruiting SAGE Veterinary Centers
Kevin Oram Co-Founder Hivemind Careers LLC
Nyesha Song Recruiting Atlanta Talent Acquisition Coordinator Solidifi
Dan Baker Recruiting Atlanta Recruiting Manager Healthstat
Patrick Ward Recruiting Boston Talent Acquisition Manager Halloran Consulting Group
Laurie Meninno Recruiting Boston Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Lundbeck
Eileen Beno Recruiting Chicago Senior HR Business Partner Fermilab
Koli Donohue Recruiting Chicago Senior Technical Recruiter Stillwater Architecture, LLC
Traci Hollett Recruiting Chicago Sr. Recruiter, Talent Acquisition Grubhub
Cathy Barry Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Manager Sierra Space
Lisa Wrezel Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquistion Manager-Sourcing Centric Consulting
Sarah Moore Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Recruiter / Partner NorthShore University HealthSystem
Shawn Watzka Recruiting Chicago Physician Recruiter Inpatient Psych Solutions
Katie Stevens Recruiting Chicago Director, Global Talent Acquisition GE Healthcare
Maria Smithson Recruiting Chicago Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Faithlife
Claudia Castaneda Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Heather Shepard Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Acquisition Liaison Comcast
Sarah Schaefer Recruiting Chicago Staffing Manager Fresenius Kabi USA
Kelly Esquivel Recruiting Chicago Sr. Recruiter Avtex Solutions, LLC
Margaret Ford Recruiting Dallas Sr. Corporate Technical Recruiter Capgemini, N.A.
Leticia Mitchell Recruiting Dallas Sr. Technology Recruiter Microsoft
Kendall Lockwood Recruiting Dallas Manager, Technical Talent Acquisition Cambium Learning Group
Antonia Ndi Recruiting Dallas Sr. Recruiter Academic Partnerships
Kimberly Baxter Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Specialist The Delta Companies
Allyson Leszman Recruiting Denver Lead Experienced Hire Recruiter Looking for Work
leah herzog Recruiting Denver Recruiter Spectrum
Kris Saprano Recruiting Denver ED and ICU Recruiter SCL Health
Natalie DiChiaro Recruiting Houston Contract Corporate Recruiter Indorama Ventures PCL
Tiffany Reyna Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Percepta
Julie Montgomery Recruiting Houston Senior Technical Recruiter Beyondsoft
Renee Myers Recruiting Houston Southwest Region Talent Acquisition Business Partner Avanade
Nancy Genitempo Recruiting Houston Associate, Talent Acquisition Operations Looking for Work
Kimberly Vuor-Mshrd Recruiting Houston Field Recruiter Doggett Machinery Services
Khadija Washington Recruiting Houston Team Leader - Talent Acquisition Southwest Airlines
Naveed Agha Recruiting Houston Executive, Talent Acquisition - North America Baker Hughes
Sandra Ancira Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Manager Foundation Partners Group
Jennifer Allen Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition, Central Operations Region WestRock Company
Nicholas Steinberg Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Manager Bluebeam
Charles Carbajo Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Looking for Work
Suk Dhaliwal Recruiting LA Senior Talent Acquisition Lead Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
Cindy Wong Recruiting LA Sr. Contract Recruiter Princess Cruises
Jessica Pasco Recruiting LA Sourcer - G&A Internet Brands
Melissa Willis Recruiting LA Global Project Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations Allstate Insurance
Cynthia Lopez Recruiting LA Sr. Regional Healthcare Recruiter CVHCare
McKenzie Sutton Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Consultant Mammoth Distribution
Megan Sperling Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Recruiter Dungarvin
Dave Elliston Recruiting Minneapolis Lead Recruiter SPS Commerce
Becky Gramenz Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Looking for Work
Nick Kelch Recruiting Minneapolis Campus Recruiter and University Programs Coordinator Esri
Denise Ward Recruiting Minneapolis Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Elise Holmes Recruiting Nashville Corporate Talent Manager Insight
Lauren Melton Recruiting Nashville Corporate Recruiter Gresham Smith
Cheryl Ridgway Recruiting Nashville Vice President, Global Diversity Talent Sourcing - Executive Search Charter
Jennifer McWilliams Recruiting Phoenix Senior Principal Talent Acquisition Business Partner Northrop Grumman
Nancie Meeks Recruiting Phoenix Senior Sales Recruiter Insight Enterprises, Inc.
Meghann Hanvey Recruiting Phoenix Lead Sales Recruiter Clari
Dana Del Rio Recruiting Phoenix Senior Recruiter Edward Jones
Le Nguyen Recruiting Phoenix Talent Acquisition Travelers
Carin Crowder Recruiting Portland Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant Legacy Health
Danette Dickerman Recruiting Portland Talent Advisor Fisher Investments
Marta Gordon Recruiting Portland Senior Recruiter Coherent
Tiffany Dedeaux Recruiting Seattle Senior Career Specialist CareerFoundry
Beth Kester-Warner Recruiting Seattle Global Manager, Recruiting & Sourcing ExtraHop
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 Talent Acquisition Lead Accenture
Richard Shoff Recruiting Seattle Senior Recruiter Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Danielle Lyndes Recruiting Seattle Senior Associate - National Recruiting Andersen
Melissa Anderson Recruiting Seattle Human Resources Recruiter Community Transit
Amy Shook Recruiting Seattle Senior Recruiter RealSelf
Karen Sovath Recruiting SFBA Senior Talent Acquisition Partner Banyan Security
Cyndi Summers Recruiting SFBA Sr. Technical Recruiter Splunk
Jessica Nbuyen Recruiting SFBA Talent Acquisition Roku
Natalya McCool Recruiting SFBA Senior Recruiter Berkeley Lab
Ben Nagrani Recruiting SFBA Talent Acquisition - Technical Recruiter Cruise
Matt Stadler Recruiting The Triangle HR Coordinator Spectrum
Megan Dorler Recruiting.Work Recruiter Spectrum
Evan Parris Recruiting.Work Recruiter Charter Communications
JoNelle Sood TA Leaders Talent Management Leader Postman
Matt Hill TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Dexcom
Jessica Marotta TA Leaders Talent Acquisition Manager Forrester
Khursheed Irani TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Cprime, Inc
Andie Sanchez TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition NoRedInk
Jeanne Amey TA Leaders Talent Acquisition Manager PennyMac Loan Services, LLC
Brendan Macomber TA Leaders Director of Programmatic Sales, Northeast Enterprise and Staffing PandoLogic
Marci Caudle TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition & Development Frontline Education
Anita Pagin TA Leaders Head of Talent Not Available
Ryan Reeder TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition Avalon Health Care Group
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 Aquisition Delivery McKesson
Kathy King TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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 PureCycle Technologies
James Perduto TA Leaders Head of Americas Talent Acquisition BNP Paribas
Jay Barrow TA Leaders Manager, Talent Acquisition C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Pam Rush TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Assurant
Glenn Murani TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition BioTelemetry, Inc.
Tom Graumann TA Leaders Talent Acquisition & Leadership Dev at ARC Automotive PureCycle Technologies
Nadia McKinney TA Leaders Talent Acquisition Leader- Global Business Organization LinkedIn
Victor Apkarian TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition RGP
Leia Bradford TA Leaders Director of People Operations HIMSS
Tony Le TA Leaders Sr. Director, Global Talent Acquisition Contentful
Lisa Eisenstat TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Hyundai Motor America
Bridget Pratt TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Sarepta Therapeutics
Amy Clem TA Leaders Principal Executive Recruiter Paramount
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Tiffany Byrd TA Leaders Director, Recruiting & Training | Executive Leadership | Employee Development Pioneer Industries International
Michael Jin TA Leaders Senior Director, Talent Acquisition DISQO
Vira Trevino-Garcia TA Leaders Recruiting Consultant Hexcel Corporation
Morgan Price TA Leaders Senior Vice President, Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Allied Universal
Kevin Francis TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition Lark Health
Marti Pranger TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Harvard Maintenance
Kelly Schwallie TA Leaders HR Director Spectrum
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 Partnerships SAGE Therapeutics
Jeff Klein TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Motrex LLC
Renée Ingram TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Apple Growth Partners

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 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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