Rolling With The Changes

Even when there isn’t a major social and economic existential crisis facing the world, how recruiting employees that are a right fit for a given company is done will shift with the times.

Prior to today’s conventional collegiate degrees, apprenticeships defined trade skills. Even today, there is some aspect of this, but technology and competition have changed how candidates are secured.

Prior to 2020, a big move toward automation was already in the works. The events of that year have pushed this technological shift into the fore of modern recruitment. Following we’ll explore five trends that will likely expand in the coming year, and going forward.

Recruiting Trends

1. Designing Recruitment Around Remote Work

As the lockdown has forced many businesses to reevaluate productive strategies, one titanic shift is the new prevalence of remote work. Many jobs simply don’t require an employee to be physically in the office. Owing to technology, a majority of infrastructural work can be done remotely. Now that the question has been forced, many businesses are embracing this.

It makes sense: remote employees cost less than those who are on-site. Rental space, work equipment, site maintenance, and associated tech costs defining all these things essentially disappear when remote infrastructural operations are introduced to a business. This saves businesses money and provides them a competitive advantage. So explore remote recruitment.

2. Recruitment Through Social Media Avenues

Social media represents a great means of capitalizing on the concept of organic segues to define who is or isn’t a “right fit” for a given business. This method of recruiting proper employees that already match core brand culture has grown quite large, and will only grow larger going forward. It’s worthwhile to explore this tool as a means of expediting the process.

3. Video-Centered Job Ads

If a picture says a thousand words, a video says a million. Video is more arresting and communicative and will be an increasingly prevalent feature in recruitment outreach. To that end, video-centered job ads are certainly worth keeping an eye on in 2021 and going forward. If you haven’t looked into this means of acquiring new personnel, it’s worth it.

Video-Centered Job Ads

4. Emphasis On “Soft” Skills

“Soft” skills are things like interpersonal acumen and creativity. These have more of a “hard” edge than many in hiring realized, until recently. The most skilled graphic designer plays second fiddle to someone who does the job out of a place of creativity, rather than occupational compulsion.

Determine which “soft” skills best define what you do as a business, and incorporate those skills into your recruitment process. Sometimes someone who wouldn’t conventionally “fit” operational paradigms will serve a given business better than someone who does if they have requisite “soft” skills.

5. Recruitment Through AI And Predictive Analytics

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, can do a lot to separate aligned potential hires from a large group. So can predictive analytics, which can be applied to business infrastructure optimization, as well as hiring needs.

At least partially owing to decentralization and cloud computing, predictive analytics in conjunction with AI play an increasingly large part in day-to-day operations. Finding which aspects of these tech tools best fit your recruitment paradigm is a smart move for 2021 and going forward.
AI And Predictive Analytics

Exploring New Recruitment Options In 2021 And Going Forward

Many different features will continue to define best practices in recruitment through 2021, and into the next business year.

Presently, AI and predictive analytics play a core role, soft skills and their importance are more recognized than ever, video-centered job ads tend to bring in more qualified, “right-fit” people, social media is a prime recruitment tool, and remote work is a key player in productive infrastructure design.

Keeping contemporary with such shifts is key in maintaining operational productivity and competitive viability. Accordingly, be sure that you’re aware of such shifts even if these particular considerations don’t precisely fit your specific business.