Decision-makers love data. In fact, in the sixth annual “Big Data Executive Survey” representing senior executives from 57 large corporations, 99% of responders reported transitioning to a more data-driven culture and a full 97.2% had invested in Big Data and AI initiatives. Yet only one-third considered themselves successful in developing a data-driven organization, a disconnect that’s been apparent since the first survey in 2012. And while nearly half of 2018 respondents cited people challenges as their greatest barriers to becoming data-driven, I think there’s another factor at play here: data variety.
It seems like the recruiting industry was in a constant state of change throughout 2018. In the last 12 months, we faced an historically tight labor market, the initial impacts of Google’s entry into the talent acquisition space, and the gearing up for and the introduction of GDPR. Additionally, new technology disrupted the industry daily with mobile, social, and AI leading the charge. Let’s take a look back at some of the top recruitment news of 2018 and how key trends might transition into 2019.