As we all know that 2008 was a tough year for Job market. Market suffers alot in 2008 which has a direct impact on recruitment and other HR policies. Looking ahead, recruitment levels are expected to be lower in the new year, but employers are not out of the mix completely; instead they're taking 'a wait and see' approach to hiring. Flexible Work Arrangements, Green Jobs, Diversity Recruitment and Rehiring Retirees Among Trends for 2009

Still there are some companies who are placing the same or greater amount of emphasis on recruitment. For example Cognizant, with headquarters in New Jersey and operations in India, now employs 29,000 people.
Companies are expected to follow global recruiting in which Key focus areas include global sourcing, globalized websites, and globalized employer referral programs. IBM AND Infosys can be example for this new recruitment policy