Hiring trends typically shift over time, creating both opportunities and challenges for employers. Often, the trends reflect the changing priorities of candidates, which is the case in 2022.
Professionals are still impacted by the situations that arose during the pandemic, causing them to view their careers and employers differently. By learning about the hiring trends shaping 2022, companies have a chance to adjust their approaches, giving them greater access to talent. With that in mind, here’s a look at the trends that need to be on employers’ radars.
The Remote-First Strategy Remains
While it’s been nearly two years since the pandemic’s start, COVID-19 is still impacting the daily lives of the masses. Health-related precautions remain essential, ensuring that they can keep their workforce safe even as new variants emerge. As a result, the remote-first hiring model is going to stay relevant. Additionally, remote hiring and onboarding will increasingly become the norm, and telecommuting for many positions.
Fortunately, the remote-first approach also brings with it some benefits. Shortened time-to-hire is a common side effect and greater access to talent. As a result, this trend may continue through 2022 and beyond, potentially remaining part of the equation for the foreseeable future.
Curated Employee Value Propositions
Today, companies are struggling to find the talent they need for various reasons. Regardless of the cause, finding ways to stand out from the competition is essential. This situation makes a curated employee value proposition increasingly vital. That way, companies can showcase how they help their workforce thrive, making it easier to position themselves as employers of choice.
One of the most critical aspects of this trend is displaying a strong employee value proposition when recruiting talent. By including details in job ads, social media posts, and website, candidates are more likely to be exposed to the information. This can make current job openings with the organization increasingly enticing, leading to more applicants and, often, a higher caliber of candidate.
Companies should openly discuss their culture and benefits that support their employees’ growth, development, and success. Showcasing work-life balance is another wise move. Additionally, displaying salary ranges for all job openings is wise, ensuring candidates can quickly tell if a role may meet their needs.
The Growing Importance of Diversity and Inclusion
Currently, simply stating a commitment to diversity and inclusion isn’t enough to secure top talent. Candidates expect to see real action and real results in these departments. If the evidence isn’t there, they’ll seek out opportunities elsewhere.
Essentially, diversity and inclusion can’t simply be goals. Real progress has to be part of the equation. That way, candidates know that the company is backing up its values with action, leading to meaningful change and creating an environment where everyone can thrive.
In the end, all of the trends above are sharing hiring in 2022. If you’d like to find out more or are seeking out top talent for an open position, the team at The Advance Group wants to hear from you. Contact us today.