Every profession needs creativity in today’s time. Talent Acquisition process demands creativity in its approach to hiring and managing employees. If you are a recruiter you have to be really out there to seek the potential talent for your organization. With the demand, there is too much competition in the market. You need to focus on the demand for future recruitment with a suitable process.
The future recruiting trends are extremely different if we compare them to previous years. In 2020, there were various blog posts that focused on trend predictions but no one could forecast a pandemic coming. And, In 2021 Covid-19 did affect our industries a lot.
Hence, we have analyzed the trends recruiter need this year to follow and how that can open a path for them.
Latest Recruiting Trends in Recruitment Industry
One thing is sure, technology shapes most of the recruiting trends in the recruitment industry. In this tech-driven world, recruiters will inevitably rely on virtual support. Thus, the post-coronavirus era is focusing on us staying at home. Some professionals and sectors see innovative technology as a threat to their roles but 54% of recruiters see it as an opportunity.
We have considered it all while evaluating and making predictions for the top 8 future recruitment trends.
Recruiting Trend #1: Recruitment Future trend in Remote work
It may be a piece of old news but work from home is one recruiting trend that will not fade. According to research during the lockdown, 98% of workers want to have the option of working from home for at least some weeks.
Recruiters need to identify a way that works for (almost) everyone and highlight the benefits of teleworking to keep everyone connected and happy. On the other hand, recruiters also need to find efficient techniques and methods for remote recruitment and onboarding, which will take additional effort for searching and learning. Remote or telework challenges will arise the more we drive into the new realm.
#2: Virtual Recruiting
#3: From DEI to DEI&B
DEI&B is a long-term, integral part for the recruiters. For those who are not familiar with this approach: DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)– all people are equal regardless of gender, race, age, etc. And the main task of the recruiters is to create an environment in which job seeker knows that their lifestyle is respected, they can freely express themselves, show individuality, and be themselves, without fear of judgment due to prejudices or stereotypes.
DEI&B- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging - diversity, equality, inclusiveness, and belonging.
#4: Artificial intelligence (AI)
With the technology development, AI technology is used by recruiters to source candidates, review resumes, and schedule interviews. 36% of recruiters say AI makes their jobs better. It is better to use it for job recommendations, candidate screening as well as candidate engagement scoring to find the best-fit candidate. Moreover, Ai powered writing tools remove the language that may be biased or gendered in job descriptions and help in finding the talent 50% faster.
This year most companies will implement recruitment software that works on the principle of artificial intelligence. It will help recruiters take the backbench and get much of their work automated.
In 2022, recruiters will automate more traditionally in-person or on-the-phone tasks such as candidate screening and initial interviews. Asynchronous video technology is the area experiencing huge growth in this regard. It allows applicants to film themselves answering a set of questions. This technology also helps recruiters speed up the applicant-to-hire process on a massive scale.
#6: It's time for candidates to "pump" soft skills
Soft skills are always taken into account in the recruitment process. According to a LinkedIn study, 89% of unsuccessfully hired employees lacked precisely soft skills – teamwork, creativity, adaptability, time management.
Determining such skills has always been a difficult task. That is why it is worth revisiting the assessment process and recruiting methods and taking into account these competencies along with hard skills. Recruiters will be more interested in behavioral patterns, ethical dilemmas, choice of words, body language, and other such factors.
Gamification isn’t just about games; it can also include tests, assignments, puzzle-solving, and a variety of other activities that are carried out creatively through the use of digital media to find out potential hires. Recruitment games offer a chance to have fun. Solving puzzles, answering quiz questions would help you determine one’s personality traits, and later puzzle actually determines one’s ability to cope with pressure, decision-making, etc
#8: Employee well-being and mental health checks
It is the demand for the future to focus on health and the value of well-being because of pandemics. However, its implementation started last year but you will see a rise in 2022. As a recruiter, you need to use employee well-being apps, surveys, and training. Because applicants’ well-being matters a lot in an organization’s growth.
The above-mentioned are some of the most significant recruiting trends of 2022. Adopting these future recruitment trends will help you in the growth and development of your organization.