New year, new hiring trends. The COVID pandemic and remote work have dominated hiring trends for the last few years. While that’s not likely to change in 2022, there are some new trends to keep an eye on. Here’s what your company should be aware of.
Social media recruiting will continue to be a popular way to source candidates. Posting jobs on social media platforms allows employers to gain access to millions of people at once. If the person sees the posting, they are likely already interested in your organization. This tends to help you land more quality candidates.
Additionally, social media can help you get to know the applicant a little bit. You can take a look at their previous experience and get an idea about their personality. This can help you determine whether or not they’d be a good fit for the open position.
Employers will also place more of a focus on soft skills and provide training for job-specific knowledge. Think about the skills you value in your current staff that don’t necessarily have to do with their technical skills. These are the skills that make working with them each day productive and enjoyable. You want to look for candidates who can learn well, communicate, and solve problems. The rest is teachable.
Candidate and employee experience is important. The application and hiring process is your time to shine as an employer. Show them that you value your employees, offer flexibility, and make sure their needs are being addressed. This will help you gain the respect and loyalty of your employees. It will also help build strong relationships with your staff members from the beginning.
Your company’s brand is important to candidates. Part of your brand has to do with the experience you provide your candidates with. How you treat your employees, your company’s mission, and your attitude towards work-life balance all contribute to your brand as well. Try to present a well-established brand so that candidates will trust you and want to work with you.
Artificial intelligence will be used more and more in the hiring process. AI will be used to administer assessments and organize applicants. It will help employers save time by sifting through applications and resumes to pinpoint quality candidates.
Companies have started to build internal talent pools rather than hire externally for projects or jobs. Employers are using upskilling and reskilling efforts to give their employees the skills required to address the company’s current needs. This prevents them from having to hire and train a new employee. It also reduces the risk of a bad hire, which can cost the company a pretty penny.
Turn to the Experts for Your 2022 Hiring Needs
Hiring is our specialty at TekCom Resources. Not only does our team of professional recruiters stay on top of annual hiring trends, but we are also knowledgeable about the changes occurring in the telecom industry. We can help your organization remain competitive in the industry as a business and an employer. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.