As the New Year begins, recruiting trends are changing. For candidates looking to apply to a new position, as well as recruiters and employers who want to hire and onboard top talent, understanding what recruiting trends to watch for is key in accomplishing this year’s goals.
Individuals have faced record unemployment, while employers across a multitude of industries have had to adjust, both of which resulted from the global pandemic. In fact, the challenges of COVID-19 have altered recruiting and hiring, and Ascendo Resources is here to share helpful tips to help you navigate the changes in recruiting trends for 2021.
Recruiting Trends for the New Year and Beyond
With focusing on finding the ideal candidate, one who is well-qualified, aligned with company culture, and equipped to help the company achieve its overall mission, these recruiting trends and tips can help companies and candidates find the perfect match.
- Redesign Your Recruiting Ads and Focus Your Efforts – Redesigning your recruitment advertising efforts and focusing on niche sites (Facebook groups and professional associations) can help you get a better pool of top candidates who are well-qualified and ready to assume the challenges of the position. Your efforts should accurately describe the job and its goals, to attract the best candidates.
- Look Beyond the Resumes – While resumes can showcase qualifications, experience, and accomplishments, they should not be the only gauge used to determine the most qualified candidates. With millions of Americans searching for new positions, the number of candidates applying for your open opportunities will be greater than ever before, and skills tests can help you narrow the field. In fact, the latest skills tests allow you to create your own custom test to easily identify the candidates most suited to your business. At Ascendo Resources, we use an extensive and thorough screening process for each candidate.
- Don’t Forget About Impressive Previous Candidates and Passive Candidates – If you have past candidates with whom you were impressed, reach out to them. They may be on the market for a new position, plus you are already well-acquainted with them, and they have likely only gained experience in the interim.
- Streamline Your Application Process – Make it easy to apply to your open positions, so that every qualified candidate completes the entire application, giving you all the information you need to move forward with the most qualified individuals.
The recruiting professionals at Ascendo Resources can keep you informed on all the 2021 recruiting trends while selecting the best candidates for your company! We can also help your company save time and money by using our expertise to select top talent in a thorough and effective process. Contact us today to get started.
Returning to Normal?
The truth is business will likely never return to what was formerly workplace normal. Remote work has become the new normal as organizations reduce their onsite footprint and keep work from home as a permanent change. For employers, the change decreases overhead and keeps employees healthy, but also allows for greater access to available talent from around the country and around the world. For job seekers, remote work also offers benefits including greater opportunity as well as flexible work schedules.
The shift to remote work opportunities means a similar shift in sourcing, as our recruiters turn to new tools and communities to spread the word regarding open positions and seek top talent to fill those jobs. Smaller communities, such as those connected to professional associations and social platforms help us focus on well-qualified candidates, while allowing professionals seeking new opportunities to network in a virtual environment.
As the hiring process has moved to a virtual platform, our recruiters have found a need to improve on hiring process basics, developing best practices such as well-defined qualifications of candidates and online interviews which are designed to gauge personality and behavioral attributes.
In addition to the adjustments of virtual interviewing, challenges have also risen in regard to the hiring pitch to top candidates. Recruiter pitches have changed from the promise of a great office or commuter allowances to home office, wellness, and childcare benefits. Company culture is still in play, but without face-to-face interviews and introductions, candidates must focus on rapport-building even if it is in a less organic way. The same is true for diversity and inclusion, which should be honest and well represented in both company culture, public presence, and hiring processes.
Connect with Ascendo Resources
At Ascendo Resources, we know the latest recruiting trends and can help you find the top talent for your business or industry. We select the candidates who can not only get the job done but can also help the company move successfully into the future. Ascendo helps you find the best candidates, so you can focus on your business.
Contact us today and connect with our professional recruiters.