Opening Keynote | Navigating the New Normal: Recruiting Data in Times of Change

It has been nearly 20 years since “the war for talent” became a common phrase for recruiters, and in the current state of the job market, that phrase rings truer than ever. The macroeconomic data indicates the balance in the job market has tipped in favor of job seekers, and iCIMS’ data on national hiring trends confirms that this is being felt by employers and job seekers alike. Advances in HR software are giving recruiters more and more data they can use to benchmark their performance—and increasing the pressure to keep up with their competition. Already, mobile and social technology have impacted how candidates search and apply for jobs. Utilizing iCIMS customer base data representing over 3,200 client companies posting 2.3 million jobs per year, RecruitCon 2017 kicks off by exploring recent trends in U.S. hiring in the context of the larger U.S. economic outlook, and evaluating what the new frontiers of economic data and HR metrics mean for our ability to analyze hiring trends and the job market.

During this session, you’ll discover:

  • How the U.S. hiring landscape fits into the broader labor market, drawing on data and candidate and job information originating from iCIMS Talent Platform analytics and surveys
  • What the data reveal about segmentations by industry, location (both U.S. regions and select cities), and company size—so you can tell where talent demand and supply are strong and where they’re weak
  • How HR and recruiting professionals are responding to those changing dynamics
  • Challenges and opportunities in standardizing HR data to link it to established labor market data* How to bring HR analytics and labor economics into the age of big data