The recruiting industry has faced numerous changes this year. Many firms, both large and small, cut their people teams amid the COVID-related financial downturn, companies eliminated budget for outsourced recruiting efforts, expanding teams has taken a backseat to more immediate company matters; at the same time, new HR technologies continue to emerge and, with an increasingly remote workforce, there is a growing need for innovative talent acquisition and interviewing tools.

At Scouted, we are at the forefront of internal talent conversations at companies of all sizes and across myriad industries. We share an intimate seat alongside seasoned executives where we have the opportunity to analyze hiring needs and offer guidance to teams as they strategically expand their teams.

To no one’s surprise, since March, the needs and considerations of our partner companies have shifted, and the way companies and managers are approaching hiring is new terrain for all of us involved in the process.

We’re constantly thinking about the infrastructure, resources, and expertise we have on hand and how we can deploy these assets in new ways to help an even broader spectrum of people and companies.

In that vein, we are launching a multi-part series centered around the future of recruiting. Over the next several weeks, Scouted will partner with like-minded experts in the recruiting field to share pertinent and relevant information with our community, so that our candidates and partner companies alike can make informed decisions about their 2021 talent strategy.

This multi-week series will offer readers an overview of the current state of the recruiting business, as well as dive into three primary topics of interest, including:

  • The importance of AI technologies in recruiting
  • The ins & outs of recruiting for a remote workforce
  • Why companies might consider outsourcing recruiting efforts 

Our goal is to share our wealth of knowledge — and our network of talent and recruiting experts — with our community so that you and your team can prepare for what’s ahead, whatever that means for your business right now.