The staffing and recruiting landscape has continually changed over the past ten years. We no longer only rely on finding job candidates via networking events or telephone conversations. We have moved into the digital age, and if you aren’t there you are behind. Social recruiting has become a huge factor in finding the perfect candidate. Company career sites are becoming more and more important, as well as developing a brand on social networks. Facebook, Twitter, and Linked in are huge contributors to the new wave of recruiting.

Bullhorn has recently released a survey on the staffing and recruiting trends for 2013. Here are some of the main findings of the survey:


—  Expected compensation over the past 3 years has increased for VPs, Directors, and Managers. Over that same time period, expected compensation has decreased for recruiters, account managers, and sales reps

—  47% say candidate compensation increased from 2011 to 2012

—  73% of firms met or exceeded revenue goals in 2012 compared to 70% in 2011

—  Recruiters say their biggest challenge in 2013 is a lack of skilled candidates

—  The greatest recruiting opportunity is in social media, especially Linked in

—  48% of companies say they would expand into new geographies in 2013 compared to 44% in 2012


Take a look at the full infographic of the North American staffing and recruiting trends for 2013.


staffing and recruiting trends in 2013