To get an expert view on current and future hiring trends, we asked Christa Shapiro, a Regional Vice President with Adecco Staffing US, for her thoughts.
Recruiters Looking for The Perfect Candidate
"Employers are requesting very specific skill sets", Shapiro
told us when asked about specific trends she
She described this as the desire to have the "perfect candidate", someone with certain "skill sets and similar titles" - rather than someone who has worked in the industry.
Although this is a current trend, Shapiro
did say that this desire for such a candidate will diminish as the candidate pool shrinks, as it always does.
A Much Longer Interview Process
The hiring process is no longer a relatively quick 3-step process: phone screen, interview, and offer.
is noticing that "most applicants will have to go through multiple interviews.
added: "3-4 interviews is completely normal for even entry-level jobs."
also noticing that more and more employers are utilizing personality evaluations to ensure the candidate is a good cultural fit, which she
noted is "has become more and more important."
Industry Differences Still Exist
told us that employers are looking for the perfect candidate, she
also noted that this isn't necessarily the case for every single industry.