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Stuart Elliott, CEO and owner, Elliott Scott HR shares on what recruitment will be like in 2026 and what employers should do to enhance their employer’s brand.
Job hunting today is easier than ever before, as candidates now search for roles on their mobile devices and apply for them with one click. This raises new challenges for employers, who must consider how they engage candidates long before the recruitment process begins, and how they maintain this engagement after the contract is signed.
Investing in your employer branding proposition is key. How your employees past and present “talk” about your company will impact your reputation in the market, and may sway a candidate’s decision to even apply for a role.
Organisations should regularly review their digital presence on their website and across platforms such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Facebook.
You need to be a digital leader with your employer branding. Ensuring that you have a streamlined, mobile-compatible recruitment process is vital. Candidates want to be fully informed and treated with respect, and good communication and an efficient recruitment process is the first step in achieving this.
Candidates are looking for more. They are increasingly motivated by travel and lifestyle factors – they want to know how their work is going to work for them. If your learning and development functions align their work experience with their personal ambitions, you will have far stronger attraction and retention.
On the flip side, if you’re a HR professional looking to support the candidate experience or expand your career, you need a global perspective. The world is far more globalised than it has ever been. Gaining overseas experience, particularly in markets with advanced HR regulations such as Europe and North America, is the way to achieve this.
HR is a people-driven business, and understanding other cultures will help you better understand your company’s global business perspective – and become a better HR leader.
About Elliott Scott HR
Elliott Scott HR focuses solely on HR recruitment around the world. What makes us unique is our “glocalised” approach – with local expertise and global reach, we offer a truly consultative approach to candidates and clients.
Building long-term relationships is paramount to us and, on top of hiring the best people, we strive to work alongside HR to gain the best knowledge and insight into the market. With the head office in Hong Kong and regional offices in Dubai, Tokyo, London, New York, São Paulo and Singapore, our award-winning, specialised HR recruiters are highly connected to the HR market globally.