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As hiring managers approach the final quarter of the calendar year, they are undoubtedly assessing business needs as well as looking at areas of improvement for the upcoming year. In the recruiting world, things are always changing with respect to the talent pool, which is due in large part to the internet and the ease of accessibility of companies. This has led to a huge influx of applicants for open positions and unfortunately, high turnover as well because candidates are offered positions with companies that they are ill-suited for.

In 2017, we started to see more and more recruiters and hiring managers grow tired of constantly filling and refilling the same positions repeatedly. And as a result, one of the major trends that emerged throughout the first two quarters of the year was a focus on retention during the recruitment process. It’s a trend that the industry watchers are predicting will continue well into 2018 and beyond. Enter Nextaff.

Here at Nextaff, we make it our business to study industry trends in recruitment practices, and have found the answer to next-level retention-based recruiting. It’s called X-FACTOR. Designed to help recruiters and hiring managers move beyond the old practices that relied heavily upon an individual’s subjective assessment of candidates’ potentiality, X-FACTOR uses a more scientific approach to hiring quality talent that instead relies on algorithms to identify viable candidates who are not only a good fit for the job but also show a long-term cultural fit as well. Here’s a snapshot of some of the top features of the EEOC-compliant based X-FACTOR approach.

  • Utilizes social media and various job boards (passive and active candidates)
  • Implements integrity tests, cognitive tests, and personality tests
  • Identifies the top scoring candidates
  • Provides a diverse pool of candidates based on skill and potential fit

In 2018, recruiting practices will continue to focus on retention and algorithms as these will play the most significant role in the evolutionary process to find quality talent. Contact us now to learn more about how the industry-leading X-FACTOR approach can help you as a recruiter to stay ahead of this trend. And don’t forget to download our free whitepaper on “Perfecting the Perfect Hire”.