LinkedIn's top 3 hiring trends for 2018

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LinkedIn's top 3 hiring trends for 2018 - CIO&Leader
Late visionary and tech influencer Steve Jobs once said, "We hire people who make the best things in the world."
Today it is increasingly becoming difficult to hire the right talent for your organization. However, LinkedIn interviewed 9000 recruiters, hiring managers in 39 countries, and predicted three trends that will influence hiring in 2018:
 
Diversity with Tenacity 
 
The survey identifies 78% of companies prioritize diversity to improve culture and 62% do so to boost financial performance. Key forces are at play: changing demographics are diversifying our communities, shrinking talent pools for companies that don’t adapt. Growing evidence that diverse teams are more productive, more innovative, and more engaged also make it hard to ignore. 
 
According to the survey, 81% of talent acquisition leaders and hiring managers in India said that diversity is the top trend affecting how they hire as compared to 78% in North America.
 
Data is the New Soil
 
What’s new is that data can be used to predict hiring outcomes, not just track them. What’s new is that data can power machines to make smarter recruiting decisions for you, a.k.a. Artificial Intelligence (AI). The most sophisticated companies are piecing together every bit of data they have to try to compete. Just as they might have a social media strategy or an events strategy, they now have a talent intelligence strategy too. 
 
According to the LinkedIn report, 79% of recruiters and hiring managers are at least “somewhat likely” to use data in the next 2 years. More than half (56%) of the respondents in India said that using data is the top trend affecting how they hire as compared to 48% respondents in USA.
 
AI is Everywhere
 
AI is the powerful force behind new technologies from self-driving cars to search engines, and it’s on its way to revolutionizing the talent industry. This next-generation technology helps recruiters work faster by automating administrative tasks, and smarter by generating insights they wouldn’t think of alone. According to LinkedIn research, most recruiters and hiring managers already foresee its impact. The survey indicates that 76% of respondents feel that AI's impact on recruiting will be at least somewhat significant.

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