Since the beginning of 2020, the recruitment industry saw one of the most significant shifts in hiring strategies across businesses, something it has never seen in decades.
Let's face it: 2020 changed our lives personally and professionally, irrespective of how people feel about it and its impact on the economy. This massive shift in strategy also had its share of impact on how businesses recruit globally. It's becoming important for businesses to understand the new hiring norms to succeed this year.
Here are some recruitment trends every business should know in 2022 to succeed.
Go Digital or Go Nowhere!
If you are still one of those old-school businesses that call people in for interviews (of course, we understand exceptions), WAKE UP! You are missing out on the convenience of online interviews and interviewing more candidates every day. There is also a hybrid process that involves both in-person and online interviews.
Today, businesses need to scale digitally to catch up with the new recruitment industry norms. Keep in mind that there is always someone running their business, a little 'digitally' better than you.
Remote Work is The New Normal
Before you say, "this is not applicable to my business", we understand some businesses don't have the capacity to go fully remote. Have to admit, moving to a fully remote culture is pretty complex and time-consuming, but it helps cut down costs associated with maintaining an office space, utility costs, parking lots and other technology infrastructure.
Businesses can also follow a hybrid work environment, providing a few days of remote work every week to their employees. In this job seeker's market, applicants expect businesses to be flexible in terms of remote working options.
Data is Still The King
Businesses that are data-driven continue to rely more on data as they realize its role while analyzing the impacts of their strategic decisions. Data plays a critical role in hiring and in creating data-supported recruitment strategies. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are also becoming very popular with the need to manage a high volume of applicant data every day.
Social Media Hiring Is No Option
A large percentage of job boards today are failing to deliver quality candidates. A study by Glassdoor shows that more than 79% of job applicants use social media in their job search. With platforms like LinkedIn Jobs and Facebook/ Instagram Ads attracting a high number of candidates, beyond cold calls and website career pages, businesses must implement a social media hiring strategy to ensure they tap well into the current candidate market.
Diversity and Inclusion matters
It's crazy to think that diversity, to a certain extent, used to be a branding strategy for many businesses. But that's not the story today!
Businesses today have deep commitments to having diverse teams and inclusive work environments. Talent acquisition strategies are tailored and structured to bring in a diverse range of candidates that match specific skill sets.
This shift in hiring offers more people and communities access to great opportunities and helps them succeed in their career goals.