How Recruitment Will Change in Upcoming Years

Automation, Artificial Intelligence and robotics are shaping the future of work, and the only thing we can do is embrace technological disruption. Although many people think that there won’t be a place for humans in the future of work, we will still be valuable. Unfortunately, some of the jobs of today might disappear.

Most professions in the future will be tech-related or will be jobs that require empathy and critical thinking. Therefore, moving forwards, it is critical to develop a flexible and adaptable recruiting strategy. Here, we explore some of the ways recruitment might change in upcoming years.

Recruiting Will be Even More Important 

With the advent of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), jobs that consist of repetitive tasks will tend to disappear, so demand for creative talent will grow. Therefore, recruiting will become more complicated, and companies will need high-quality recruiters. According to a recent LinkedIn report, the demand for recruiting professionals has increased by 63 percent since 2016 and will continue to grow.


In today’s work environment, everything’s in constant flux. This trend will continue into the future. Recruiting lifelong learners and resilient workers will become a necessity, as companies need employees that can adapt to technological change. 

What this means for the human resources department is that it will no longer look for applicants that match a specific role. Instead, HR staff will evaluate the skills of each candidate and assess how they match the company’s business goals. The ideal candidate will be that who stays abreast of the latest trends.

Strategies could Change Significantly

According to a recent LinkedIn survey, being able to keep up with rapid changes in the hiring strategy will be 65 percent more important than any other recruiting skill. This is because companies have to deal with a lot of changes in technological trends. Before hiring a candidate, they need to assess which skills are going to be in demand and which ones the company needs. Changing the recruitment strategy might be normal. 

Another priority we can see in the LinkedIn survey is that 52 percent of the interviewees believe it is essential to keep up with recruiting technology. In addition, 42 percent said they think that in the future it will be important to show the business impact. 

Data-Driven Decisions

The recruiting process usually takes a lot of steps where talent acquisition companies select candidates; they interview the best matches and then decide which ones are the right fit based on their skills and attitude. In the future of work, recruiters will mostly base their decisions on Data Science. This is a trend we already have, but it might be more prominent in the future. 

There is a company that’s now implementing this technique. This firm started monitoring candidates to see which one is more likely to quit their job or who is considering getting pregnant. 

Access to Better Tech Tools

According to the same LinkedIn report, 68 percent of recruiters think that in the future they will need better tech tools to optimize the process. The thing is that when most people think about automation, they believe that robots will take their jobs. In this case, that won’t happen. Recruiters will have better tech tools that will help them improve the process so they can focus on other priorities.  


Recruiting is crucial for any company, and this will not change in the future. If we ever create artificial superintelligence, robots might be able to substitute recruiters. However, robots and AI tools still don’t have sufficient skills to replace recruiters. Yet, it’s important to mention that, in the future, recruiters will surely have better tech skills to make the recruitment process more efficient.