Ask about the hottest topic trending in Talent Acquisition (TA) and you’ll get a mixed bag, but mostly the threads will weave toward the acute lack of qualified talent for open reqs. With the U.S. economy leaning toward full employment, this answer is no surprise.
If you refine that question and ask what TA “solutions” are hottest, you’ll get a bagful of AI, Automation and Chatbots. There are so many blogs and articles written about this, but “engagement,” the key element to all this activity, tends to get lost. It’s something we humans have done pretty well since the caveman days and translating the ability to communicate to a machine is the basis for all this AI chatter.