When candidates apply for a job, the vast majority (85%) of HR pros evaluate work experience during the interview process. While work experience is commonly evaluated, just 14% of HR pros surveyed rate it as the most important attribute they evaluate. In fact, they say cultural fit (34%) and qualifications (22%) are more important to evaluate to find the right candidate.
New Study Reveals Most Important 2019 Recruiting Trends — HR pros say online job boards most used and most effective method for recruiting staff. Get more on what works in the 2019 Recruiting Trends e-book.
The research, presented in the newly released 2019 Recruiting Trends e-book from 4imprint, provides a snapshot of how HR pros recruit in 2019 and their views on what works and what doesn’t during the hiring process.
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Among the other findings from the survey:
- Online job boards are both the most used recruiting technique (69%) and the most successful (29%).
- More than 1/3 (34%) rate cultural fit the most important candidate attribute.
- More than half of HR professionals use branded pens during the recruiting process.
“Organizations are always trying to hire the best talent available and hiring professionals are always searching for the most effective recruitment techniques,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, CEO, 4imprint. “So, we went straight to the source and asked the experts what they look for when interviewing prospective employees to learn what works now.”
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Results found in this e-book are based on a survey of more than 300 human resources professionals collected January-March 2019. Survey respondents work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, small business and more.