Futurestep ：Technology will change the talent acquisition landscape in 2017
（Jan.9,2017,/staffingindustry.com/）The Futurestep division of Korn Ferry has shared its 2017 predictions for talent acquisition, including the, not surprising, prediction that technology will change the landscape of talent acquisition in the coming year.
Futurestep based its predictions on insights from recruitment experts from around the world and reflects trends that have emerged during the past 12 months as well as those predicted to dominate during the coming year.
According to Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney, there is a common theme that ties together the trends, and that’s the ubiquitous presence of technology in the talent world.
“It doesn’t matter what industry our clients are in – everything from manufacturing to professional services and retail – every company can now be classified as a technology company,” Mulrooney said. “This has forever changed the way talent acquisition experts do their jobs, and what candidates have come to expect.”
Futurestep experts predict the rise of the gig economy and sees the contingent workforce as a complementary addition to the traditional full-time workforce. They also caution organizations against using cost savings as the primary driver to ramp up the number of independent contractors.
“Don’t expect to pay contingent workers less than full-time employees,” Jeanne MacDonald, Global Operating Executive and President, Talent Acquisition Solutions, Korn Ferry Futurestep, said. “While their hourly or contract rates are often more than salaried employees, employers are paying for a unique skill that only a few select people can bring to the table.”
Futurestep also predicts changing roles due to the automation of jobs. Further predictions include organisations moving their headquarters, the rise of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, single platforms for HR functions, performance metrics, information security for recruiters, understanding company culture, the rise of social media recruitment, and embracing diversity to address a widening skills gap.