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Top Talent Attraction Trends in 2020 and Beyond (PART 1)

Posted 3/1/2020 by James Selway
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Welcome to Part One of a Three Part Series on

Top Talent Attraction Trends in 2020 and Beyond!

The way businesses and recruiters are attracting talent to them is fundamentally shifting. We are definitely now in a candidate driven market, with candidates and talent now choosing wisely the companies and brands they want to work for. 

So, businesses have to adapt their Talent Attraction and Acquisition Strategies to compete in the market place for Top Talent. 

The same goes for Recruitment Agency Owners like myself. 


So, what are the trends in Talent Attraction in 2020 and beyond?

1. Talent Attraction is all about Inbound Marketing!

Inbound Marketing for Talent Attraction

Think of an inbound marketing funnel, the processes that businesses use to attract and convert customers. Buyer behaviour has fundamentally changed over time.

The traditional ‘push’ marketing techniques such as cold emails and phone calls are being shunned by many consumers today. Not all of them, but certainly there is a shift occurring.

Companies are leveraging what is called ‘pull marketing’ which involves creating content marketing strategies that showcase their brand, product and services that attracts clients and customers to them.

With all marketing strategies, prospects are attracted and nurtured through this marketing funnel until they convert to becoming a customer.

They are then engaged and nurtured by the brand in the hope that they become repeat customers and/or brand advocates. (Your free PR)


How does this relate to Talent Attraction?


A conversion in Talent Attraction & Recruitment marketing could mean a great candidate applying to your opportunity, or accepting your offer and joining your company.

The ongoing engagement and nurturing of a customer to convert them to become your brand advocate could well be your stellar candidate onboarding process, or your focus on developing a great company culture, or the benefits you provide to your employees.

These candidates/employees then become your biggest fans and enhance your Employer Brand in the candidate market.

The war on talent has never been so fierce. It’s a candidate-driven market now, so businesses need to be able to effectively market and advertise their brand to attract the best talent to them.

In short, you need to attract them to you, just as the lifeblood of any business is attracting customers.

If you want to watch a great video about Inbound Marketing Principles check out this video by HubSpot. 


FusionHub are 100% advocates of inbound marketing. We don’t cold call businesses for example. It’s not that we can't cold call, we just choose not to make that our main strategy.

Actually, it’s pretty far down our marketing list to the point we never ever go in cold.

We create useful and engaging content to attract businesses and candidates to us. That’s our brand, and we love to work with people that resonate with our brand and our values.

Isn't that what all businesses strive for? 

We are also a big advocate for email marketing. Why? Because you give us your consent to hear from us.

Consent-based marketing we believe is more effective. We do this to build trust so that when you call us, we know that you have called us because you know our brand, culture, values and you trust what we say we will provide for you!


We also use 'Inbound Strategies' in our Recruitment to help attract talent for you!


Because we get to know you so dam well and build that relationship of trust and respect, we, in essence, become You and Your brand in the local candidate market.

We can paint the ‘Richest Picture’ to market to 'passive' and 'off the shelf' candidates; and tell a story about you, your brand and your opportunity.


This allows us to do the below.

  • Advertise 
  • Market
  • Search
  • Attract
  • Engage
  • Entice
  • Secure  The Best Candidates on the market



2. Employer Brand

Employer Brand, Talent Attraction, Talent Acquisition

Your Employer Brand, in essence, is how your company is perceived by candidates/talent in the market. It’s your unique value proposition that will encourage and entice talent to want to come and be part of your business.

It allows you to showcase for examples your values, culture, benefits to name but a few.

It’s about defining the very essence of your company, so your brand resonates with the aspirations of the talent you are looking to attract.

This will lead to a strong and healthy Talent Pipeline as well as happy and motivated employees as your values are aligned.

Ultimately, a happy and engaged workforce will act as your free Employer Brand PR and Marketing, as they tell others about their positive experience with you.


Some stats that demonstrate the importance of a strong Employer Branding Strategy.


In a report by Career Arc in 2015, titled, ‘Why & How People Change Jobs’ it was found that the number one obstacle candidates experience when searching for a job is not knowing what it’s like to work at an organization.

According to a Career Builder study conducted in 2018, when making a decision on where to apply for a job, 84% of job seekers say the reputation of a company as an employer is important.

75% of job seekers consider an employer’s brand before even applying for a job. Career Arc (2015). Why & How People Change Jobs 


In Part 2 we will be touching on Talent Pools and Candidate Experience! Keep your eyes peeled!


Author James Selway, FusionHub Recruitment Agencies in Milton Keynes, Top Talent Attraction Trends 2019


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