COVID-19 changed the world, meaning employers had to change with it. Recruitment is already looking very different than it did just two years ago, and it will continue to evolve as technology and job seekers’ demands change.
Employers are no longer using rigid, outdated forms of recruitment. The rise of remote interviewing, flexibility, and employer branding has made it a very strategic process. As the pandemic continues to impact our lives, it’s an opportune moment to look at the recruitment trends we predict for 2022 and beyond.
The Job Seeking Experience
Job recruitment and posting platforms, like Google for Jobs, are taking another look at their data to ensure a positive experience for all users; this means websites are user-friendly, accessible, clear with messaging, and safe. Job seekers can search for positions that are reputable in a short time. Career sites must optimize their services to give job seekers the best experience possible or face losing users.
COVID-19 safety protocols are still strong considerations for businesses, meaning that it isn’t realistic or safe to force candidates to interview in person. In general, remote or hybrid work has become a critical selling point for businesses to attract desirable candidates.