For everyone this year has seen a shift in how we work and what we do. On the back of COVID there have been new trends appearing in the recruitment industry and with a new year looming we need to take a look at the long term effects the pandemic has had on recruitment so we can establish what tactics we need to evolve when we all finally get back to normality.
So let’s take a look at some top stats and what this means for recruiters.
Working from home is here to stay
2020 meant that many recruitment agencies have had to create a home office work space and as a result many have found it easier to ‘get more done’ from home. In fact, 42% of recruiters according to Talroo research say that the biggest trend of 2020 was working from home and 23% of these say that working from home will continue in the future.
Onboarding candidates will stay virtual
According to LinkedIn, three in four recruitment companies believe that they can hire remotely more effectively than traditional onboarding tactics. The top three benefits of onboarding candidates remotely compared to traditional ways include:
- Flexibility for assessments – Can be complete anytime, anywhere.
- Reduced recruitment costs – No need for office supplies or extra costs
- Faster time-to-hire – No time wasted sending important documents to candidates.
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70% of the global workforce are passive candidates
These are people who aren’t actively looking for work but will leave a role if a better opportunity comes along. If you are looking to attract passive candidates then you will have to take a look at your recruiting strategy that goes beyond posting on job websites such as Indeed. You should focus on promoting jobs where passive candidates will happen to come across them such as on social media and by enhancing your recruiter brand in different ways.
Because of this high statistic we will delve into strategies behind targeting passive candidates in a future post.
Recruiters can expand their candidate pool 10 times through network referrals
According to LinkedIn, you should be tapping into your candidates and employees network to promote job postings so you can attract better quality candidates. Think about it, if a candidate has had a good experience with you and they have other people within their network looking for similar roles then you can gain more interest this way and your job postings will be viewed by more relevant candidates than before.
You can do this simply by asking your own network to share here, send a quick email there, and before you know it, you have improved the quality of candidates applying for jobs.
What will you take into a new year?
2020 has been a year full of lessons for the recruitment industry and while some have adapted to a new digital way of life, there are still those who miss the human element of recruiting. Interviews can be conducted through a screen and candidates journeys can now be completely virtual. What have you taken onboard this year and what trend will you be taking with you into a new year?