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2023 Review: Trending Topics in Recruitment

It’s been quite a year! 2023 was the year that AI broke into mainstream recruiting tech, as firms went in search of new ways of doing things better and faster with the help of GPT. The good news is that AI won’t replacing human recruiters any time soon. As the best in the business know — it’s all about people.

On that note, this year we had the pleasure of getting to know our customers and their industries a little better. We’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to everyone who has contributed to the PCRecruiter blog. We’ve uncovered some fascinating insights into different challenges, approaches, and niches of the recruitment world.    

In the coming year, we’re looking forward to speaking with more of you, hearing your stories, and discovering how PCRecruiter helps you get the job done. For now, we’d like to leave you with a round-up of the top trends from 2023, and a look at what’s to come in 2024.

5 Ways ChatGPT Can Enhance Your Recruiting Workflow

5 Ways Chat GPT can enhance your recruiting workflow.

Although large language models and GPT AI tools are quickly becoming smart enough to help recruiters work more efficiently, they’re still not good enough to do the job better than humans. Still, cutting-edge recruiting firms are already taking advantage of emerging AI tools like ChatGPT. In this popular post, we uncovered 5 ways ChatGPT can enhance recruiting workflows.

Keeping It Real In Recruiting: When To Push Back On Clients

Keeping It Real In Recruiting: When To Push Back On Clients

Finding the right talent is tough — if it were easy, recruiters would be out of a job, after all! But sometimes the difficulty comes from the client rather than the jobseekers. The client may not understand the limitations of the market, especially when there’s a small pool of candidates for an open role. In this post, Dave Nerz of NPAworldwide shares his thoughts and expert insights on when to push back on clients.

How To Write Job Descriptions For Search Engines

How To Write Job Descriptions For Search Engines

SEO – Search Engine Optimization – techniques are primarily used by digital marketers to increase traffic to websites, generate leads, and increase revenue. The question is: how can inbound recruiters use SEO to improve the chances of job descriptions being discovered and shared online? We talked with Steve Gipson, Sales Manager at Recruiters Websites, about some of the best practices.

Secrets To Successful Recruiting In Engineering And Energy

Secrets To Successful Recruiting In Engineering And Energy

There have been a lot of changes in the energy industry over the last 30 years, particularly in the area of renewables and the reduction in fossil fuels. For this blog post, we spoke with the President of Natek, Mark Dillon, to uncover some of the secrets behind his sustained success in recruiting engineers for renewables and energy efficiency using PCRecruiter.

A Guide To Switching Recruiting Verticals

A Guide To Switching Recruiting Verticals

For recruiters working in a specific sector, switching verticals is a chance to grow their business and learn something new. But more often than not, recruiters find themselves moving in and around different industries out of economic necessity. Long-time PCR user and experienced executive recruiter David James shared his extensive knowledge on how to handle a switch in recruiting verticals with us.

Recruiting Franchise Tech That Drives Success

Recruiting Francise Tech That Drives Success

While many recruiting firms see great success as indepedent operations, there are valuable advantages to joining a wider operation. For this post, President and CEO of American Recruiters – Gino Scialdone – explained why the franchise model is a great fit for recruiters, and how choosing the right ATS and CRM (PCRecruiter) helps drive its success.

Why Leading Recruiters Build Their Own Talent Pool

Why Leading Recruiters Build Their Own Talent Pool

The danger of proliferating AI-driven sourcing tools and a sea of public profiles at your fingertips is that it can become easy to overlook the people you’ve already got in your history. There are remarkable benefits to building your own talent pool. In this post we discover why a private database of people in your industry is a valuable business asset.

Top Recruitment Firms Make A Success Of Internal Splits

Top Recruitment Firms Make A Success Of Internal Splits

Recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms – four years in a row – Bowerman Group is a boutique firm specializing in premiere and luxury consumer brands. They’re experts in all things retail, ecommerce, and marketing. Not only that, they’ve got the process of internal splits down to a fine art. We uncovered their insights on this method for this post.

What’s in store for PCRecruiter in 2024?

2024 is already shaping up to be a massive year for PCRecruiter. You can expect an all-new version of our flagship platform with more a more intuitive, modern, and easy-to-learn design that retains and builds on the high level of functionality and customization that our users have loved for 25 years. 

In addition to the fully reimagined user experience, PCRecruiter will also see the direct integration of GPT features in the new year. We’ll be implementing it in thoughtful ways that make the work of recruiters easier, such as powerful ‘natural language’ search, while avoiding the legal or ethical concerns that directly qualitative use may bring about.

The new year will also see the release of a wholly rebuilt version of our popular PCR Capture browser extension. This update will add more configurability and nuanced duplicate merging to help you add contacts quickly while also enhancing and cleaning up existing records.

At the same time as we roll out the new platform, PCR 9 users will be pleased to know that our documentation will be getting a major revision at the start of the year, making it easier than ever before to get the answers you need, when you need them the most.

Follow us on LinkedIn and watch this blog for more on the exciting news to come in the next few months, and contact a PCRecruiter consultant for a personal consultation or preview of things to come.

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