Trends of Recruiting in 2019

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Trends of Recruiting in 2019

The odd thing about the year 2019 is that there are no new trends. We at Resumeble Resume Service know, that all of the recruiting/employment trends that exist in the year 2019 were established as far back as 2008. For example, we are still seeing recruiters being very picky about who they hire because companies cannot afford to throw money away on lackluster employees, and the trend for part-time jobs is still going strong. Nothing earth-shattering has happened in 2019 to alter current recruiting trends...but maybe that is a good thing.

Due Diligence Checks

HR teams are usually asked to run a few due diligence checks to protect them from prosecution later down the line. A HR team will usually have a set number of due diligence checks required before they can call somebody for an interview or before they can hire somebody. The most obvious due diligence check is checking to see if a person is legally allowed to work in the country. 

Other checks may include credit checks, criminal history checks, and so forth. Over the last few years, checking a social media profile has become a suitable due diligence check to perform prior to an interview, especially since people may enter things into their social media profiles that they have failed to mention in their job applications. 

 

This trend has continued to grow through the year 2019 so that more companies are including the act of checking social media profiles as one of many viable due diligence checks to be completed by HR staff.

Small and Medium Businesses Are Still Struggling to Fill Their Staff Numbers

Despite the reduction in taxes that workers and employers now enjoy thanks to the Trump administration, the fact is that the national minimum wage is still too high for small and medium sized businesses. This means that many businesses are having to scrape by without enough staff to work at full capacity.

 As a result, recruiters are far more picky because they want to ensure that each employee offers a reasonable return on investment. Even recruitment companies are instigating more stringent rules such as drug tests, IQ tests, and deeper background checks. The US economy may be growing, but both businesses and recruiters are still licking their wounds from the global economic downturn and the years following it. 

Trends Surrounding Degrees Still Exist

Over the past two decades, it has been people with degrees who have found it easier to get jobs. This trend dulled a little in the USA between 2010 and 2017 thanks to an increase in the number of degrees that had no marketable value (from degrees in philosophy to degrees in gender studies). However, the trend never stopped moving in the direction of people with degrees finding it easier to get jobs. It is especially easier for people with degrees to get higher paying jobs.

For example, there are superstores that offer manager and deputy manager positions to people with degrees over people without degrees. If you do not have a degree, then you have to work your way up through the company. In many cases, the degree you have doesn't matter; you can have a degree in marine biology and your application will still be prioritized over somebody with no degree.

Part Time Jobs Are Increasing Slightly

Due to the fact that the USA still has very high taxes, even despite the recent tax cuts, and thanks to the fact that the minimum wage is so high, companies are understaffed and so are relying on part-time workers. The trend for part-time workers is not as rampant as it was during the global economic downturn in 2008, but there are still a lot of companies that have more part-time positions than they have full-time positions. This is again because it is cheaper than hiring full-time employees. It is also why some people are having to take two jobs in order to make ends meet. 

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