Tech Recruiting Trends To Watch Out For In 2024

by Rachel Estes
December 07, 2023
Tech recruiting trends 2024

With only a few weeks left until the new year, companies are looking toward new recruiting practices and trends for 2024.  

Recruiters are the crux of an IT business. They keep a keen eye out on the job market, seek innovative candidates, and make sure to market their companies in ways that will allow their best products to stand out within a tenacious tech market. These individuals, as well as recruiting software, are so paramount to company culture that over 90% use them. 

Perhaps the words of the late tech giant Steve Jobs best emphasize recruiting effectiveness: 

“The secret to my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” 

Recruiters are tasked with hiring candidates that best fit within the company culture and can excel business interests to new heights. However, the hallmark of a great recruiter is to be able to pivot toward the current trends and expectations of the market.  

As we look ahead to the new year, we examine recruitment trends set for 2024. 

Recruiting Automation 

Digital tools have become a popular mechanism for recruiters. AI technology has been proven to ensure your company reaches top prospects. In a recent study, 79% of HR currently utilize AI technology during recruitment. By 2028, AI recruitment software is expected to grow to a market size of 1.2 billion.  

Pay Transparency 

Ten U.S. states have currently passed pay transparency laws, with over a dozen states waiting to have bills signed. Pay transparency laws promise potential candidates access to pay information, require employers to disclose individual pay information to employees, advertise salary information in job postings, prohibit employers from requesting salary history, create an independent body to provide equal pay certification, oblige enterprises to publish gender and pay information, regularly audits on gender and pay, undertaking pay assessments, and promotes equal pay discussions. 

55% of job seekers and 64% of Gen Z applicants won’t apply to a job posting that lacks wage or salary information. These numbers are expected to rise as more states consider pay transparency laws.  

Diversity 

A diverse workforce culture feeds the innovation and creativity that IT employers yearn for.