7 years ago
January 26, 2017

5 Must Read Sales Recruiting Trends for 2017

Want to get an edge over other companies and find the best sales talent? Here are 5 must read sales recruiting trends for 2017 that can help.

Rhys Metler

According to a recent LinkedIn Talent Solutions survey of talent acquisition leaders, the top role recruiters will be hiring for in 2017 is sales. So, sales recruiters, get ready because it is going to be a busy year!

If you want to get the most out of your recruiting efforts and attract the best sales talent available, it’s important to be at the forefront of popular trends in recruitment.

Must Read Sales Recruiting Trends for 2017

Here are the top sales recruiting trends to be aware of for 2017:

1. A hiring increase:

Companies are expected to hire more in 2017. According to the LinkedIn survey, 56% of talent acquisition leaders (overall) plan to increase hiring volume, with sales being on the top of the list. This means that competition for talent will increase, and sales recruiters will need to be on the top of their game.

2. Recruiting automation continues to gain in importance:

Expect automated recruiting practices to become even more prevalent this year. “Data-driven recruiting helps recruiters save a lot of time and effort in reaching, screening and sourcing candidates. Moreover, algorithms and analytics can bring the best fitting candidates with a broader range of criteria,” says Yen Tran from 42 Hire.

3. Diversity matters:

“While workplace diversity (or the lack thereof) gained a lot of attention specifically in tech companies last year, increasing diversity became a mandate across all industry sectors,” says Ji-A Min on Business 2 Community. It’s not only companies that are focusing on diversity in 2017. Job seekers are also concerned about diversity and consider it an important factor when considering positions.

4. Mobile recruiting:

We all know that an increasing number of candidates are searching for jobs using mobile devices, including visiting recruiters’ mobile websites and applying for positions via mobile. Sales recruiters need to meet these candidates in the mobile space to capture this portion of the talent pool.

5. Sales talent rediscovery:

With more companies planning to hire this year, sales recruiters should dip back into their candidate files and reconnect with candidates who previously applied for positions and match them to currently available opportunities. These candidates are pre-screened and have shown interest in the past.

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Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.