In the last 24 months, hiring has gone from a “let’s wait and see” to a highly competitive experience that is leaving employers scratching their heads at what to do next.
Today, we’re releasing a new research report based on how more than 1,000 employers are facing these challenges. In recent weeks we’ve shared infographics depicting elements of this data, but this deep dive goes into critical areas of importance, including ideas on:
- Which technologies they plan to utilize
- How they leverage service partners for greater support
- What strategies they use to solve for today’s tight talent market
- And more
The short version: employers see technology as a way to help alleviate the pain of the hiring market without having to add additional staff, but they have other plans in place as well to help them overcome some of the current challenges.
In addition, we’re also unveiling data from 1,000 global candidates on how their preferences and priorities are evolving. This is just as interesting, if not more so, than the employer data. Why? Because in a buyer’s (employer) market, we care more about the buyer because they hold more power in the relationship. However, in a seller’s (candidate’s) market, we care more about the seller. Candidates in the research shared:
- Top reasons for ghosting (several of which are solvable by employers!)
- How they feel about those hiring tests that companies give them
- What is most important to them in the hiring process
- Plus their thoughts on development opps, pay, and more
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.