2021 has been a trying year and recruiting trends have come and gone. Businesses have been forced to ride through uncertainty and rapidly adapt to in-demand skills and technologies. Similarly, candidates and current jobholders have been forced to adjust to new hiring processes and juggle online work with their home lives. But, more importantly, the recruiting landscape has faced dramatic changes, and we expect many to continue. As we roll into 2022, there are four primary recruiting trends we expect to stay:
Despite the return to office process beginning long ago for many employers, it’s apparent that remote recruitment is here to stay. It’s impossible to dispute that virtual interviews are incredibly time-saving and more efficient for both candidates and prospective employers. In addition, by utilizing remote recruiting, your business has access to a broader talent pool and streamlines recruiting efforts for your team.
Since COVID-19 came into play, the ebb and flow of demand have been more apparent than ever. Many employees prefer the flexibility of choosing their projects. Further, employers are also experiencing the reduced costs of bringing additional workers on as demand increases. As a result, businesses can better adapt to changing market demands.
As mentioned above, applicants hold more power than ever before with employee demand surges. There are more available jobs than suitable candidates, and employees can leverage this during recruitment. Consequently, employers must focus on meeting candidate needs, whether development opportunities or educational opportunities. Listening to candidates’ demands will be critical to securing talent this year.
Due to the talent shortage, soft skills are more critical than ever. Employers seek candidates that mesh with the culture and can stay with the company long-term. With more online training resources at our disposal than ever, it’s realistic that new hires can quickly acquire job knowledge. Focusing on soft skills and company fit allows for increased retention and boosts company culture.
At NTG Staffing, we’re excited to support you and your employees. During these unpredictable times, NTG Staffing is able to provide staffing expertise that can help you connect with candidates best suited for your businesses. Reach out to us today!