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Recruitment in 2027

As a software company, we find recruitment and talent-management the most central parts of our business. Our productive resources are not machines or facilities, they are just people.

Having recently founded INVICTUS, I have now the opportunity of observing the people-market not only as an employer, rather also now a placement-company. Pretty interesting stuff going on in this space actually.. how would I have known?!

Kevin Wheeler, described as an American futurist in the human-resources space in the business social media has valuable insights into how talent-spaces will shape in the next 10 years. There is an emphasis on how technology will transform market arrangements.

Here are a few notes from his presentations on this process. Lots to learn, so hope to evolve this post..

  • Employers in the US are seeking DNA analysis to predict if there could be risk of illness in candidates. Ethics aside, where permitted by law, your DNA may be analysed.
  • Biometric Assessment – Lie detectors might be used to assess the authenticity of information being provided by applicants.
  • What will be the role of RPOs (Recruitment Process Outsourcing)
  • Data Analytics: Descriptive analysis, Predictive analysis
  • Virtual, Augmented-Reality environments will be used to create interview and onboarding environments.
Below are roles of an RPO in 2017. How will they transform in next 10 years.
  • Employee Branding
  • Sourcing
  • Screening
  • Reporting, recording
  • Onboarding
  • Metrics, KPI reporting
  • Candidate Engagement + Marketing
Wheeler is an long-timer in the HR industry, and tracking him gives access to his wealth of knowledge, which he generously shares at events and on Social. Here are some coordinates.

Several interesting slides on Slideshare.