2020 has proven to be a year to remember. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our personal and professional lives, leading to major changes in how we live and work. It’s vital to understand the key trends that will shape the hiring processes in 2021 and plan to adapt to these changes. Let’s see how innovation and social expertise will shape 2021 and beyond.
1. Natural Language Processing
Artificial intelligence will be widely used for the recruitment of employees and natural language processing will make a significant change in the process.
2. Predictive analytics
Many companies will make use of recommender systems and predictive analytics in their recruiting processes, relying on the parameters of education, previous experience etc.
3. Remote work
Flexible schedules and working from home opportunities is the new trend that governs job seeking. Companies must adapt in order to fulfil these requirements by employees.
4. Work culture
Remote work has made the work culture very challenging, so companies must try really hard to bring together their employees based on the company’s values, mission and vision.
Acqui-hire, which is basically the process of acquiring a company to primarily recruit its employees, is increasingly growing in the market due to the fact that employees constitute the substance of a company’s value.
6. Social media recruiting
As the use of social media has increased dramatically recruiters aim into attract candidates through platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. In 2021 recruitment marketing will be more and more developed.
As nowadays it is evident that diverse teams have bigger accomplishments, more effort will be made by companies to attract diversity in their teams. Advertising in diverse community groups is a must.
8. Employer branding
Employers must focus in building employer branding so as to make their employees feel proud of their company which is crucial for the company’s mission and vision.
9. Soft skills
Assessments processes need to be updated in order for recruiters to be able to identify soft skills in candidates like creativity, team work, time management etc.
10. Hiring quality
As quality seems more hard to assess compared to cost and time consumption, the use of technology can actively assist to measure the recruiting team’s performance.