Hiring And Recruitment Trends To Expect In 2022

Hiring And Recruitment Trends To Expect In 2022

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1. Increase In Proactively Engaging Candidates Early

Perhaps the most unusual of the emerging hiring trends is that many companies are now proactively engaging candidates.  While this has long been a common practice when filling C-suite executive vacancies, it was rarely used when hiring for entry-level positions.  Companies adopt proactive 

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1. Increase In Proactively Engaging Candidates Early

engagement strategies because passive recruiting is not nearly as effective as it has been. This ineffectiveness can be attributed to the labor skills gap. Now, proactive human resources staff reach out to applicants early and often during the hiring process. They attempt to build a relationship with these candidates to drive 

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1. Increase In Proactively Engaging Candidates Early

them to pursue employment with their organization instead of competitors.  Look for this trend to continue as the available talent pool begins to catch up with the demand for skilled labor.

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2. Use Of Advanced Screening Tools

Next up on our list of emerging recruiting trends is the use of advanced screening tools.  While skills tests and other evaluation tools have been around for decades, quite a few organizations still screen candidates by reviewing resumes and conducting interviews.  While these tactics certainly 

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2. Use Of Advanced Screening Tools

have their merits, they do not provide quantifiable data about candidates' skills and abilities. Skills tests allow employers to screen candidates more effectively and shorten the hiring process.  Streamlining has become essential as companies are racing to offer employment opportunities to quality 

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candidates before they find a position elsewhere. Skills tests are also useful for ruling out underqualified individuals.

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3. Attracting Candidates By Offering Remote Work

According to McKinsey & Company, the pandemic drastically accelerated the transition to remote and hybrid work.  While this transition has not been smooth, many organizations have found that remote work offers significant benefits to the company and its employees. This discovery gave way to another recruiting trend 

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3. Attracting Candidates By Offering Remote Work

 — a renewed focus on the employee experience. Specifically, some businesses offer candidates remote working opportunities to entice them to accept a position with the organization.  Many professionals prefer working from home as it eliminates the need to commute. Offering remote 

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3. Attracting Candidates By Offering Remote Work

work benefits employers as it can be a key deciding factor for candidates that have received multiple employment offers.  In addition, remote work can increase employee morale and satisfaction.

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4. Focus On D&I

It is widely known that having a culturally diverse workforce can fuel innovation, boost creativity, and lead to higher profitability.  Over the next year, business leaders will place an increased emphasis on diversity and inclusion efforts. This focus will involve deploying innovative candidate evaluation tools designed to eliminate bias from recruiting and hiring.

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5. Data-Centric Recruiting

As the digital revolution continues, recruiting and hiring will become more data-driven.  Companies will continue to prioritize data analysis and in-depth insights about prospective candidates.  Companies should look to leverage data, automate redundant processes, reduce the workload on human 

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resource staff and demonstrate how the organization can streamline its evaluation protocols.

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