The State of Hiring: Top Talent Acquisition Trends and What They Mean for Your Recruiting Strategy

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn about new talent acquisition strategies based on year-over-year hiring data from more than 4,300 companies, as well as how to apply these trends to your recruiting strategy.

This session will highlight the most impactful findings on job creation and talent demand trends across the U.S. for various industries, geographies and company sizes, and provide insight on how you can effectively find, screen and hire in this new era of recruiting. This session will cover:

Insights on talent demand and talent availability: When looking at trending data from 2014 and 2015, there are notable gaps between positions available and the available talent throughout the U.S. Based on these trends, you will learn if your region or industry may require a specific focus on fostering a best-in-class recruitment strategy. Hiring data from early 2016 will also be revealed.
Hiring trends based on industry, geography and company size:. You will gain insight depending on where your business falls in terms of industry, location and company size. These insights can be used to make adjustments in your hiring process based on your business’s needs.  
New strategies for hiring: Due to new technologies and a growing amount of job opportunities, the behavior of job seekers has evolved. Candidates are now turning to their mobile devices to search and apply for jobs, and significant trends have been recorded for certain states, industries and company sizes. Behaviors of passive candidates have also been analyzed, including the amount of passive candidates in talent pools by region, the ratio of passive candidates to job applicants within companies, and passive candidate trends by company size. 


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:45am

Susan Vitale


As Chief Marketing Officer at iCIMS, Susan Vitale is ultimately responsible for shaping and sharing the iCIMS story across various audiences, including prospective and existing customers, the media, industry thought leaders, employees and candidates. She is also responsible for iCIMS’ brand strategy across public relations, events, advertising, product marketing and content marketing.

After graduating from Lehigh University in 2005, Vitale began her career as a marketing coordinator at iCIMS. She quickly grew alongside the company, becoming the director of marketing, and by the age of 30 was promoted to chief marketing officer.

Vitale takes pride in converging the worlds of recruitment and marketing, and incorporating this passion into the company’s own recruitment marketing strategy. Given iCIMS’ role in talent acquisition, she has a deep understanding of how to effectively manage recruitment advertising investments, social recruiting strategies, candidate relationship management (CRM) and recruitment events. As a member of several online mentoring communities, Vitale provides career advice and insight on finding the right career fit for young professionals. She also serves on the board of advisors at Switch, a job matching technology, and Oodi, a marketing services marketplace, and is a member of the board at NY/NJ Baykeeper Association.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
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