Due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies and recruitment agencies have been forced to rethink their employment strategies and has led to the eruption of a tech talent hunt war. The adoption of virtual interviews, inclusion of DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion) and remote employment has become the most commonly adopted recruitment strategies. This in turn has created a larger hiring ground for the companies, as they are now open to hiring employees on a global level.
So here are a few of the most trending recruitment strategies followed globally in the year 2021
● Conducting Interviews Remotely
The COVID-19 pandemic has inculcated a sense of caution and fear among the people, such that many candidates started refusing to travel long distances via crowded transportation or work on-site. So as the need for safety and preference for work-from-home jobs scaled up, virtual interviews conducted by using video conferencing softwares such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom etc. came into further demand. Until the pandemic subsides, virtual recruitment will be considered a part of talent acquisition strategies.
● Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion(DE&I)
As the competition for remote jobs increases, so do the candidates’ expectations. Almost seventy percent of job seekers have started making job choices based on a company’s incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion. So hiring managers, if you aspire for better productivity and profitability, please make sure your employment judgements remain fair and unbiased, irrespective of caste, colour or gender.
● Employee’s Happiness & Satisfaction
The pandemic has certainly turned tables in terms of the job hiring process. Career sites have started using surveys in order to get feedback from candidates on their job preferences and hiring managers have started building their job roles promoting a more positive work-life experience and company culture for the employees in order to encourage them to continue work even after Covid subsides.
● Adoption of Analytics
Using analytics in talent acquisition processes have become a trend in the recruitment field as they help in filling vacant roles faster by identifying problems in the hiring process and providing data-driven solutions. Predictive type of analytics help recruiters to estimate a future employee’s performance and working tenure in the company as well.
● Future of AI
Artificial Intelligence or AI has become an interesting and expectant factor of the future in almost all fields, even recruitment. AI is being used to upgrade the methods of sourcing and identifying potential candidates and also to help in the removal of bias in the process of candidate selection and hiring. Apart from this, a large amount of workload can be executed within a shorter time using artificial intelligence, which in turn helps to save a lot of time and money for the company. Some examples of AI used in the recruitment field are chatbots, Eightfold AI and NLP (Natural Language Processing).