Don’t know about you but sometimes I dig deeply into one aspect of a subject and fail to see the broader implications. So, for this one I am looking at many different trends and many different industry sources. A broader look to make sure I see the field of play more clearly. Here are some interesting recruiting trends being reported:
73% of managers plan to increase the use of freelancers. Reported by: Upwork
Managers are looking for lower risk and higher impact options. I know personally I have hired freelancers not so much to do the work of employees but rather to replace paid vendors that would do similar work for a substantial premium. This strategy has been particularly effective in the area of video production. The big advantage is a quick turn with little-to-no time between need and fulfilment. No barrage of paperwork, just the results!
86% of workers want to stay in a remote work environment. Reported by: Upwork
Remote is here to stay. Not all work is fit for remote work. Not all workers want to be remote. But the reports are that all of us that got a taste of remote work due to the pandemic want it to continue to be an option or at least part of the mix of options for work moving forward.
70% of employers expect challenges attracting candidates in 2022/2023. Reported by: Willis Towers Watson
Not a surprise. Even as job openings will start to decline as the economy takes a turn toward a more conservative and less red hot setting, talent will be hard to attract. Many people have made moves, repositioning themselves during the pandemic. They are now comfortable and staying in place. Blasting candidates loose will require unique skills, special effort and the promise of great pay?
76% of job seekers say company diversity matters to them. Reported by: Glassdoor
Foosball and ping pong are not as high on the list as true DE&I efforts and results. While this might be a generational change driving awareness and concern for this topic, it will be a part of how companies are judged and evaluated as top-rated employers in the years ahead. Get busy, employers and recruiters. Find diverse talent!
42% of employers are spending money to speed hiring. Reported by: LinkedIn
Technology sales are on the rise to support talent acquisition teams with ways to automate and speed the selection of new hires.
15% of jobs are now remote jobs. Reported by: LinkedIn
Prior to the pandemic, about 1 in 70 jobs was a remote job. Now those numbers look more like 1 in 7 jobs is posted as remote or partially remote. A big impact on the talent pool available to employers and a real challenge for managers to onboard and manage remote employees.
57% of employees are remote at least part-time. Reported by: Upwork
Wow! Employers have embraced the option and made it work for nearly 2 years now. Looks like everyone is getting settled into the new normal.
250% more likely that a candidate will apply for a remote job. Reported by: LinkedIn
OK. Can you get “REMOTE” on the job advertisement. Looks like it matters! Of all the recruiting trends on the list, this one is perhaps the most impactful.
61% of recruiters expect video interviews to become the norm. Reported by: Jobvite
Not only does video speed the process, it allows more people to participate in interviews at a time that is convenient. Flying to Boise is no longer a need. Hop on a Zoom instead of a plane.
49% of job candidates have declined an offer due to the recruitment experience. Reported by: PWC
Treat people the way you would want to be treated. There are too many options out there for quality candidates. Be your best!
Hope there are a few things you can change or leverage based on the recruiting trends being reported. Best of luck to all!