After going through hectic moments, events, and disruptions of 2020, a new beginning never sounded so exciting. The world is ready to embrace 2021, and we are eager to share our insights into the emerging recruiting trends that have high odds of being the next year’s highlight.
Although the pandemic taught us that forecasts don’t always come true, both employers and job seekers need a guide that will help them navigate the hiring process with more ease. With that information, both parties can know what will affect HR in the future.
That is why we are taking you on a time-travel journey to 2021 and showing you what trends will dominate the HR landscape and what does that mean for the recruiting process.
RECRUITING TRENDS THAT WILL PREVAIL IN 2021
- EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
The traditional view of workers as laborers without a name is diminishing more and more as we get closer to 2021. The coronavirus is reminding us that every life matters and that one employee can make a difference.
The importance of employee experience was already a hot topic in HR for the last few years, but today that is beyond essential. Recruiters will have to ensure that they are always improving, nourishing, and updating employees’ journey because their experience is crucial for productivity, retention, and profit.
- DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUITY
Another trend that is only becoming more crucial with time, developing a diverse workplace with talents from different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities will be just as essential in 2021. Employers will have to come up with advanced strategies to ensure that they are attracting, hiring, and retaining diverse talents. It is a way to drive a company’s innovation, enhance the team’s productivity and creativity.
- RESKILLING AND INTERNAL MOBILITY
The post-pandemic era is leaving us a myriad of lessons, and one of them is how to be efficient and reduce cost and time-consuming procedures. Leaders and recruiters are learning that a way to achieve that is to seek talented professionals within the company through internal mobility and reskilling.
It’s not surprising that 42 percent of organizations stepped up their reskilling efforts after the coronavirus outbreak. Instead of developing demanding recruitment strategies and marketing campaigns, many employers will identify if some of their employees are a perfect fit for new vacancies.
- WORK CULTURE
With social distancing and shift to remote work, the company’s culture is proving to be a powerful weapon against feelings of isolation, loss of productivity, and belonging. In 2021, employers will seek ways to improve work culture, promote well-being programs and initiatives that will keep employees engaged.