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FuturePeople 2018 Recruitment Trends Report – 6 key insights & a spotlight on Gig Recruitment

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  • - 10th Oct 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm | ENROL
Wednesday 10th October 2018
12:00PM- 1:00PM

The 2018 Recruitment Trends Report published by FuturePeople ( is an annual release that canvasses the views of sector executives to provide details on the latest opportunities, challenges and strategies for today’s HR and recruitment leaders. From how to adapt to disruption amidst Industry 4.0 and the Gig Economy, to what the current innovation trends are in talent acquisition, the  report delivered a range of key findings that industry leaders need to take note of. With further insights on workplace diversity activities and Emotional Intelligence (EI) recruitment processes, the report provides a dynamic and in-depth overview of the industry’s current state-of-play and is a must-read for all talent and HR personnel.

Summary of the 6 key findings:

1. Leaders view recruitment as a ‘quick fix’. A shortsighted view of recruitment is holding leaders back from getting future-ready. Leaders are hiring candidates as quickly as possible instead of investing in talent for the long haul.

2. Organisations lacking innovation in talent acquisition. Organisations are struggling to innovate in the areas of recruitment and talent acquisition. 1 in 2 leaders have not changed their recruitment strategy over the last 12 months.

3. Leaders struggling to adapt to the Gig Economy. Millennials are demanding more flexible work practices and expecting a career structured by ‘gigs’. Yet only 9 per cent of leaders are adapting to employee demand and hiring in the short-term.

4. Power of technology not yet harnessed. Organisations are not yet leveraging the power of technology to enhance recruitment processes. 86 per cent of leaders still rely on behavioural interviews and are not harnessing big data.

5. Emotional Intelligence (EI) not a top priority. Despite the clear link between Emotional Intelligence (EI), higher performance and enhanced customer engagement, only 20 per cent of leaders are recruiting for EI.  

6. Diversity urgently needs to be top of mind. Diversity is an alarmingly low priority as a measure of recruitment success. To promote equality and social inclusion in the workplace, industries need to ensure diversity is top of mind.

In this video webinar, Founder and CEO of FuturePeople, Linda Simonsen (please link to: ) , will present the findings of the report and share deeper insights gained from Round Table Events in Sydney and Melbourne throughout 2018 with Heads of Talent from Australia’s top employers, including ANZ Bank, Medibank, Myer and Uniting Care.

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PRESENTER: Linda Simonsen, Founder, FuturePeople