Though it feels like we were ringing in the New Year only yesterday, we’re now well into 2022. So, what hiring trends should you be aware of as we move further into this year? Below, we’ve outlined six critical trends for hiring teams to watch out for!
1. Intentional collaboration
One of the first hiring trends to emerge for 2022 is greater collaboration in the hiring process, done for the greater good. Of course, all hiring professionals are familiar with the collaborative process, whereby employees work to hire an individual jointly.
In 2022 however, with a greater emphasis being placed on leveling the playing field for all applicants, those teams will be more extensively formed to prevent bias in the onboarding operations.
2. Be open to new types of talent
In addition to collaborating in the hiring process, it’s also important to be open to new types of talent. This means looking beyond traditional resumes and interviewing techniques and considering candidates who may not have the exact qualifications you’re looking for. By being open-minded, you’ll be able to find fresh perspectives and diversity in the workplace.
3. Be flexible with hiring processes and timelines
How long does it typically take to fill a position? If your answer is several weeks or months, that’s too long! In the age of technology and remote working, a candidate could take five or more face-to-face meetings with different companies in a single day. The right candidates don’t have to wait around for your company to make its mind!
Therefore, you’ll need to be flexible with your hiring processes and timelines to stay competitive. That means having a robust candidate pipeline and being prepared to move quickly when top talent comes along!
4. Leverage technology for hiring insights
Next, it’s essential to leverage technology for hiring insights in 2022. This means utilizing tools like applicant tracking systems (ATS), Applicant Relationship Management (ARMS) software, employee referral systems, and more. These tools streamline the hiring process by keeping all of your applicant data in one place – so you can easily find the perfect candidate for the job.
5. Place greater emphasis on diversity in the workplace.
One of the most important hiring trends for 2022 is to emphasize diversity in the workplace. This means actively recruiting an eclectic pool of candidates and promoting an inclusive environment where all employees feel welcome and valued. By embracing diversity, you’ll be able to create a more innovative and productive workplace – and that’s good for business!
6. More employers are going to spend more time onboarding new hires.
In 2022, companies will emphasize creating successful onboarding processes where new hires can learn about company culture, functions, etc. They will also put effort into creating more effective job listings and descriptions that better outline a position’s responsibilities. This is thought to result in lesser new employee turnover, as potential employees will have accurate expectations of role responsibilities!
As the world attempts to grow and become a kinder place to live and work, the hiring environment is changing too. As competition is everywhere, keep up with these trends to stay ahead of the curve in your field!
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