2019 is going to be a great year — if you’re looking for a job. If you’re trying to get applicants for your jobs, you can expect 2019 to be more challenging than ever.


With low unemployment and an increasingly mobile workforce, it has never been easier to find a job, leave a job, or simply explore your options. Finding talent is harder than ever, and that search is not going to get easier anytime soon.


Over the last year, we have noted several themes across requests and interests of our client base. When viewed together, these themes are the reason 2019 is The Year of the Candidate. These trends are becoming more apparent in 2019, but many of them will likely permanently change the nature of job applications.


This report examines trends such as:


  • Candidates skipping applying for your jobs if you don't offer a mobile process 
  • Artificial intelligence enabling a new kind of focus on the candidate
  • Diversity as more than satisfying your legal department
  • Candidates as ambassadors of your brand -- good or bad


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