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U.S. Ranks as World's 4th Hottest Digital Recruitment Market

by laurent schwartz | Dec 09, 2014
America leads in social network & technology innovation, trails Brazil, China & India in economic growth
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 6, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the lingering economic downturn, the United States is ranked as one of the Top 10 global "Markets to Watch," according to a new study from Broadbean Technology, a leading online recruitment software provider.  The study, Digital Recruitment: The Hottest Markets in 2020, compares global markets – from the US to Australia – and the factors that will shape recruiting over the next 5-7 years, including GDP growth potential, earnings trends, cultural phenomena, and mobile and social Internet use. 
The Hot Markets report recognizes the U.S. as a key driver of change in global digital recruitment – leading the pack in the use of social networks for job sourcing and innovation with nearly one in three businesses using social professional networks as a major hiring source. Recruiters in the U.S. have embraced digital recruitment tools – from LinkedIn to Facebook to online job boards – as highly effective, lower-cost options to finding the best employees as they wrestle with fewer resources and constrained budgets.

These tools and services give recruiters the ability to quickly adapt to changing market and social conditions, such as a burgeoning contingent workforce brought on by 77 million retiring baby boomers seeking post-retirement employment. Other factors, such as the difficulty employers experience in connecting with qualified candidates, will further drive participation in the digital realm.  For example, close to 50 percent of U.S. employers today have difficulty filling jobs with qualified talent.

"Contrary to popular belief, employee retention has actually been rising for the past twenty years," said Kelly Robinson, CEO of Broadbean Technology, referring to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Board showing an increase in average employee tenure.

"Regardless of whether this is due to greater employee loyalty or a general reluctance to move given the current economic climate, the end result is that businesses need to be more competitive and innovative in the ways they target and attract talent. Digital recruitment tools offer increasingly effective means of engaging with potential employees and showcasing a company's personality and culture."

For U.S. businesses, innovation will mean looking at how digital recruiting tools can help connect the more than 3 million jobs currently open in the country with the millions of unemployed workers seeking employment.

The Digital Recruitment: Hottest Markets in 2020 List*

1.    Brazil – A young, confident and ambitious market, Brazil has growth potential on many levels and is known to be digitally innovative.

2.    India – India's sheer economic growth potential makes it an exceptionally interesting market. Only serious development imbalances keep from the top slot.

3.    China – Although significant political and cultural challenges remain, the sheer growth performance and destiny of the world's largest economy make it attractive.

4.    US – Expected to stay a dynamic, innovative economic powerhouse and driver of change in digital recruitment over the next few years.

5.    Australia – Another confident and ambitious AsiaPac country, Australia's skill shortages make it ripe for innovation in digital recruitment.

6.    Japan – This massive, technologically innovative economy is undergoing cultural change after many years of stagnation.

7.    Canada – Although small in size, Canada has been fast to adopt new ideas, with a range of unique opportunities for the introduction to the new digital recruitment offerings.

8.    Germany – Considered as the European economic powerhouse for the foreseeable future, and currently undergoing significant labor market changes.

9.    Russia – A wild card, Russia is beset by deep political and economic issues but has a range of opportunities to unlock its untapped potential.

10. Mexico / UK – Mexico, another wild card, is highly problematic at present but has the potential to suddenly take off and become the new Brazil. The UK has significant economic growth issues but is traditionally one of the world's largest recruitment markets.

The Digital Recruitment report, including the top 10 Hottest Markets, is available at broadbean.com. 'The US Blossoms' infographic is available at http://bit.ly/14bsGsn

About Broadbean Technology (www.broadbean.com)

Broadbean provides an easy to use candidate sourcing platform incorporating global job posting, candidate search, social and mobile recruiting tools to more than 60,000 recruiters in 65 countries. Serving the world's largest community of staffing and corporate recruiters, Broadbean is based in London with offices in North America and Asia Pacific. Broadbean is a flagship brand within Evenbase, the global digital recruitment group

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