2021 Recruiter Nation Report

Recruiters are confronting a dramatic shift from one year ago, when the world was facing job losses, layoffs, and staffing reductions. With extensive organizational turnover, increased staffing levels, and rapid hiring, nearly 80% of recruiters’ priorities have shifted over the past year and 40% have increased recruiting budgets.

This new reality has made it clear: agility is the new essential ingredient to successful recruiting.

The 2021 Recruiter Nation Report gathered responses from more than 800 U.S.-based recruiters and HR professionals to learn what priorities and investments they are focusing on in this new recruiting landscape.

This year’s report aims to help talent acquisition leaders understand:

  • Stress levels of recruiters today
  • Challenges in hiring quality talent
  • Importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives
  • Candidate evaluation factors and measurement
  • Effective benefit and perk offerings
  • How recruiters are using AI and automation

Read on for a deep dive into the current state of recruiting, and to understand the challenges and opportunities facing recruiters today.

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