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Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition

IDC's Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition takes a deep dive into the fast-changing world of talent acquisition technologies and services. Focused on solutions and strategies that organizations utilize to attract, engage, assess, hire, and onboard both permanent and contingent staff in the face of labor shortages in key skills areas, this program is the only of its kind in the world. The service assists vendors that offer recruiting, staffing, and broader talent management product and services and CIOs looking to gain insight on trends and strategies in this area.


Markets and Subjects Analyzed

Target emerging trends in recruiting:

  • Edge apps and disrupters
  • Modern sourcing strategies and talent mobility
  • Social, mobile, and the candidate experience
  • Talent analytics and modern measures of success
  • Recruitment marketing and employer branding

Explore staffing models:

  • Disruptors and differentiators
  • New models and services
  • Contingent, freelance, and the gig economy
  • Role of digital transformation
  • Special focus on IT staffing

Core Research

  • Market Forecast. Worldwide and U.S. Acquisition and Staffing, 2019-2023
  • IDC Perspective. Talent Acquisition Leads the Digital Transformation in Human Capital Management
  • IDC TechBrief Series. AI, Machine Learning, and Bots in Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Marketing Solutions
  • IDC Innovators Series. Talent Intelligence and Attraction
  • IDC PlanScape. Evolving Measurement Practices for Modern Talent Acquisition, 2019
  • IDC MarketScapes. Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Small, Midsize, and Large Enterprises
  • Survey. State of Talent Acquisition, 2020

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.


Key Questions Answered

  1. What new technologies are emerging to help companies more effectively attract and acquire new talent?
  2. How are companies leveraging talent analytics to improve the effectiveness and ROI of talent acquisition strategies?
  3. How are job advertising, marketing, and distribution changing in a social-powered, mobile-enabled web?
  4. What are the most important functional capabilities for buyers investing in new talent acquisition technologies?
  5. How is digital transformation affecting hiring and onboarding processes?

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Meet the Experts
Lisa Rowan

Research Vice President, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies

Megan Buttita, MLIS

Research Director, Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition, Worldwide Services Group