What Will the Typical Hiring Process Look Like Moving Forward?

The corporate world has shifted significantly in the past couple of years, and with it, so has the hiring process itself. The methods of old are slowly being replaced by newer trends meant to streamline the process while offering more transparency for everyone involved. So, what will the typical hiring process look like moving forward?

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1. Companies are becoming more proactive

In the past, companies did not have to work very hard to let people know they were hiring. Between online job postings, in-person job fairs, foot traffic, and networking events, it was easy to spread the word. But the pandemic changed all that, and most people assumed all businesses were in panic mode. Now that things are (relatively) back to a new normal, companies are discovering they have to make more effort to let people know they are hiring. This means more advertising in more diverse ways, such as the ever-growing virtual job fair.

2. A shift to online recruitment

While hiring managers and recruiters have long used social media networks like LinkedIn or Facebook in order to reach out to potential new hires, the future of hiring will see these platforms dominate the system. Old methods of connecting, such job fairs and open houses, are being forced online, while many recruiters are discovering the advantages of an online human resource management program in order to learn management systems and technology based on Human Resources (HR) ideas. Video interviews have also gained traction because of the pandemic, resulting in an even bigger dependence on technology.

3. An expanded talent pool

The rise of remote working has made employers realize one thing: They can now hire the best talent from anywhere. And remote working doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, as a 2021 Gallup poll reported that over half of surveyed employees are still working remotely, while 23 percent of employees who can work remotely wish to continue doing so. With such a significant shift in company culture, hiring managers are no longer forced to choose local talent to come into the office every day. The world is the limit when it comes hiring now, for both employers and employees.

4. More attention to safety

Employee safety is supposed to be ensured across the board, but we all know that it simply does not work out that way all the time—hence the need for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But in recent years, the safety and health of employees have taken a front seat—and that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon. More remote workers mean that companies who intend to attract candidates need to closely follow safety protocols related to things like the hours per day remote employees are expected to work, equipment and tools the company will provide vs. what the employee is expected to supply, etc. For those still working in the office, both federal and state-required policies concerning things like vaccines (and possible exemptions) must be navigated.

5. The evolution of the job post

Companies have (finally!) realized that in order to attract talent—and not frustrate their potential employee pool—they have to include all the relevant job information in the actual job post. Moving forward, many businesses who are attempting to hire will offer more than just an overview of specific job descriptions and salary ranges. Their posts will include both traditional and nontraditional compensation and benefits. Why? Potential hires now rank work-life balance and overall company culture much higher than in decades past.

No one wants to risk a bad hire, which is why the updated hiring process attempts to generate more success for both businesses and job candidates alike. Try to align your interview practices and expectations with the ever-changing hiring trends, and you are much more likely to succeed in your end goal: Finding the perfect job for you.

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