Key Findings


of respondents
expect revenue
to increase
in 2019


of respondents believe employers must accelerate pay increases to compete for qualified candidates


of respondents
say candidate acquisition/sourcing is their top priority for 2019

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Dive deep and explore the spotlights on key topics that'll influence the global recruitment industry in 2019.

Data Privacy

Almost a year after GDPR regulations came to pass, how are recruitment professionals adapting to the culture shift in data privacy and regulation?

Reskilling Candidates

The skills shortage presents a major opportunity for recruitment agencies. By reskilling candidates, agencies can create talent pools, fill key open roles, and transform lives.

Diversity & Inclusion

Recruiters don’t think that the staffing industry has a diversity problem, but is this wishful thinking?

Regional Findings


Learn about the opportunities, challenges, and emerging themes that global recruitment pros say will shape the industry in their regions in 2019.


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Artificial Intelligence

Recruiting professionals have a solid understanding of machine learning and artificial intelligence, with larger firms and digital natives showing an even stronger understanding.

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Online Talent Platforms

Online talent platforms connect workers and employers. Do recruitment professionals view them as an opportunity or a threat? Are they making life easier or harder?

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Workforce Globalization

The globalization of the workforce creates opportunities and challenges for recruitment businesses, but agencies are decidedly optimistic about what it means for their future.

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