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Top hiring trends 2022

Top hiring trends 2022

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How do we want to work in the future? Working just to make money and making both ends meet is not enough as the future will want more in terms of flexibility, work-life balance, and more possibilities. Rarely there has been a time when attracting the right talent is as challenging as it is today. The problem is the changing priorities of the global workforce which are influenced by the uncertainties in recent times. Today candidates are choosing jobs that offer fulfillment, flexibility, better pay, and work-life balance over those that require them to work their way to the top. Because of this, employers are not able to fulfill their employee’s desires and are facing resignation letters.

Looking ahead these recruitment challenges do not seem to ease out soon. Korn Ferry’s study suggests that more than 85 million jobs could not be filled by 2030 due to a shortage of talent. Recruiters are not giving up without a fight and they are continuously coming up with new ideas and strategies to find, attract and retain top talents despite the challenging circumstances. Here I will discuss the top hiring or recruitment trends in 2022.

1. Remote and hybrid work gaining popularity

In March 2020 many companies around the world shifted their work to work from home. As the pandemic continued around in many countries companies made investments in remote work. One of the most common jobs hunting sites Monster noted that remote work flexibility was the top policy change that was caused due to the pandemic and that will remain forever. The world is where work-from-home (WFH) is the new norm. Many are not ready to go back and work full-time in an office. Due to this most professionals are looking for a new role when they are denied the to continue working from home. The jobs that are allowing full-time or part-time remote are reviewing 7 times more applications than in-office roles. 

In order to face this challenge of flexibility, companies are adopting hybrid working models. It is a mix of both remote and on-site work. Allowing the employees to work from home when they need or want to thus providing access to company resources, and mentorship when working from the office. 

Apart from remote working companies also have to reassess their recruitment strategies which include remote hiring as the world is moving more towards the virtual hiring of candidates and some companies are still following the traditional methods of hiring. For faster recruitment and to streamline their recruitment process nowadays companies are using candidate assessment tools like Ducknowl, Hirevue, etc. Screening candidates and scheduling interviews help them to remain a step forward from their competitors and hire the best talent from the market.

2. Positive candidate experience  

A positive candidate experience is key to keep attracting the best talent in your company. Employers must create a good impression on candidates even if they are not hired. They should provide them the feedback as to which areas they have to work on and improve. Using video interviews in the hiring process will show candidates that your company is updated with technologies that will create a positive impact. This impact will encourage them to spread the word to their friends which result in more referrals.

PWC survey indicates that 49% of the job seekers from in-demand fields have rejected the offer because of their poor hiring experience. Companies that understand this dynamic are giving candidates a positive experience that not only improves the chances of successful hires but also drives referrals. 

Organizations that realize the trend of employer branding are investing more time and resources in communicating the EVP ( employee value propositions) to prospective candidates. Many companies have a dedicated page on their career sites that makes them unique. These pages mainly contain employee testimonials and a detailed explanation of the company’s culture. 

3. Internal talent pools

Providing internal development opportunities keeps the employees invested in their career growth. It helps to retain the existing top talents in the company which in turn helps in reducing the hiring cost. This trend is likely to grow year by year and organizations are focusing on talent retention. If your internal talent is struggling to keep up with the current talent demands follow these to rejuvenate them:-

  •  Conduct skill assessment to accurately identify the skill gaps
  • Develop training programs equipped to fulfill the skill gaps 
  • Implementing a mentorship program will help them connect to mentors who can help them in their careers.
  • Encourage employees to explore different roles within the company 

4. Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

An inclusive culture values differences and understands diversity in the company as an enrichment for the overall performance of the employees. Diversity and inclusion are among the top recruiting trends. Diverse, inclusive teams are not only efficient but also make the company attractive to candidates. The pandemic has taught leaders that there is no way to be sure what the future may hold. No one can predict when the Resignation will end and when in-person work will return but one thing is to be kept in mind the recruiters have to be flexible and adapt to the many changes quickly that 2022 has brought. If they are able to do so they will not only build a strong team this year but also in the coming years too.

5. Implementing Referral Programs

Employers are having a difficult time locating and hiring top talent due to the hot job market. As a response, companies have begun to develop referral programs that reward current employees for recommending a friend or acquaintance for a job. In 2021, organizations adopted this technique quickly, and experts anticipate that it will continue until 2022.

Programs for employee referrals save time and money. The organization can save a lot of time and deal directly with appropriate prospects. Instead of less qualified applicants if your own staff pre-selects them. Job interviews and candidate screening take less time.  Recommended candidates are frequently better prepared because their coworkers have been practicing for the interview. Because there is no need for general recruitment, the costs are also cheaper.

The hiring process is more carefully crafted: If a candidate is hired as a result of an employee recommendation program, there is a better chance that they will be able to relate to the company’s mission and values. Employees hired in this manner are more comfortable with themselves more rapidly and become productive early, according to experience in many firms. This is also the result of the recommending employees feeling accountable for their introduction and hence endorsing their acquaintances more vehemently right away. Candidates who are pre-screened and who are more likely to share your goals and beliefs are those who use this method.

6. Active Sourcing

Active sourcing is the process of actively seeking and getting in touch with prospects during the hiring process. Instead of posting job openings and hoping the correct applicant will apply (“Post & Pray”), the “Sourcer” contacts qualified individuals specifically and directly. What are the benefits of this approach, and how may Active Sourcing be successfully implemented inside your own business? The guidelines for the strategic sourcing method are provided by our specialists, along with useful advice.

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