Even though we’re in 2022, a hard truth that many of us are still processing 2019. . The modern workplace is evolving more quickly than before, mainly due to the impact of the pandemic. So, as the year comes to a close, here are the recruitment trends in 2022 that will help you be prepared and plan ahead.
The last two years have taken a huge toll on the recruitment industry. Recruiters and Talent Acquisitions (TA) professionals had to face a lot of challenges. Of course, the main culprit here was COVID 19. But there are other factors like the rapid development of technology and major shifts in the job market that played a major role too. So, managers and recruiters are constantly facing new challenges in sourcing and recruiting talents.
As we move on to a new year, developing a rock-solid plan for improving their recruiting process remains a top priority. So, while devising a strategy, it’s a wise move to also stay on top of the recruitment industry trends.
Having said that, here are five recruitment and talent acquisition trends recruitment teams should know about heading into 2022. Here are some top trends to watch out for 2022.
Data-Driven Recruitment Is The New King
Today’s TA leaders are well aware of the fact that their teams have a data-driven mindset and approach while working. They use real-time analytics and insights to execute the entire talent acquisition process. From sourcing pipeline growth metrics to analyzing the quality and cost of new hires, data is the protagonist of every story.
Everyone, from recruiters to HR managers and TA specialists uses the same set of data in a recruitment process. So the companies who do not embrace data in their recruitment processes in 2022 will face huge difficulties in sourcing job seekers and finding the best hire.
Virtual Recruiting Is Here To Stay
Virtual Recruiting has been on the rise even before the pandemic hit this world. However, the pandemic has only boosted it. Gone are those days of walk-in interviews and campus hirings. Today, virtual recruiting is the most preferred mode of hiring of most companies.
Virtual recruiting is not only about searching and sourcing candidates on online platforms, filtering out applications but it is also about conducting virtual interviews and virtual onboarding. Keeping in mind the current situation and the health risks involved in working from offices, companies will need to step up their remote hiring game in 2022.
Recruiters Need To Become Niche Experts
Having the lockdown imposed and remote work implemented, having authority in their recruitment specialism has become very important for recruiters and TA specialists. The recruitment market has shifted drastically over the last two years. Certain industries and niches have got more complicated, giving rise to complex job roles.
So, to keep making placements in this new market, recruiters need to know their niches in and out. This way, they’ll be able to convince highly skilled candidates to become a part of their organizations.
Employer Branding Will Be More Important Than Ever
The recruitment market has become more competitive than it ever was. Hiring quality candidates and retaining them has become extremely crucial for organizations. So, to boost recruitment and employee retention, recruiters need to redefine and enhance their employer brand and experience.
Creating and implementing a healthy and transparent dissemination strategy will be major step recruiters can take to portray their company in the best possible light. Creating a welcoming image and a warm working environment is also equally important.
More Focus On Employees’ Well Being
According to a report, employee well-being was the area CEOs said their brands struggled with most in the pandemic. So, HR professionals need to handle this challenge head-on in 2022. The pandemic made the jobs of recruiters and TA specialists a struggle. Along with fulfilling hiring objectives, the shift of hiring to remote is challenging.
So, a focus on mental health and wellness, providing adequate flexibility to employees, and making sure their needs are met should be on the top of priority for recruiters.
The priorities in the recruitment industry have changed over the years. It is more about diversity, incorporating modern tech, and adaptability now. These rapid changes over the last few years brought about new trends in recruitment. So, recruiters, HR, and TA professionals need to be quick and agile when it comes to following the recent recruiting trends. A great way to keep up with the recruitment market is to use newly-developed recruitment software, resort to unconventional hiring channels, and encourage current employees to be brand ambassadors.
Hope this article helped. Here’s to having a great and successful year ahead. Happy hiring 🙂