2020 recruitment trends


Making predictions for the future is always a risky business but we feel confident in saying that in 2020 Brexit will still be at the top of the agenda. Like all small businesses we are very keen to see an end to the long period of uncertainty brought on by the 2016 referendum. We are hopeful that 2020 will bring stability and prosperity for all our clients whatever happens with Brexit.

Application process

We expect the candidate-driven market to continue as employment remains high. If you are planning to recruit in 2020 one of the most important things you can do is make sure you have a great application process. Lucy wrote about this earlier in the year - see here to read what she had to say. 

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently a big story in recruitment. At RecruitAbility we think there is a place for AI systems but that they can never replace human interaction. We wrote about AI in recruitment last year - see here to read our AI blog. 

Cloud-based computing

We also expect the move to cloud-based computing to continue. Most companies providing HR, accounting and recruitment systems are moving towards a software-as-a-service model and we think this will accelerate in 2020. Cloud-based computing has considerable benefits for small businesses – such as reducing the cost of infrastructure and specialist staff and increasing their ability to offer flexible working to employees – something that we know is popular with candidates.

If you are thinking about recruiting in 2020 we would love to hear from you. Call us on 01279 758855 to see how we could help your business.


Posted on Wednesday Dec 18