Recruiting in 2022: steps you should consider before initiating
A recruitment plan defines the company's strategy for recruiting and the instruments that will be employed. Instead of focusing on the specifics of each role, the plan generally applies to all employment positions in the firm that need to be filled. The systems that will be used, the vendors hired to do background checks, and the way the company's website will be set up to display the open positions are a few examples of things that broadly pertain to the recruitment function.
However, due to the constant waves of change and development, this so-called function becomes dull and unfamiliar, leaving companies at a crossroads, waiting to make a pivotal decision: risk riding the wave or retaining a solid footing.
Here are some ideas and tips we’ve gathered to help familiarize and ease the process:
Tips for creating your strategic recruitment plan
Make your company’s culture more appealing to invite talent.
Go for “internal recruitment” as the best referral method for recruiting. And Launch an employee referral program.
Mobile-first recruitment strategy: with the majority of the staff being millennials and Gen Z; why not give them a chance to lead?*
Invest in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
Focus on passive candidates and talent pipelines.
Implement new Tech: Google job search.
Industry meet-ups: keep a close eye on colleges and competitors.
Collaborative hiring: Integrate outsourcing tools into your business.
Solicit feedback from stakeholders and candidates.
Evaluate, reconsider, and double-check your current recruitment process.
Distinguish between employee and contingent workforces.
Define and refine the company’s brand.
“By the year 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials.”*
Today’s workforce and recruitment landscape:
Here are just a few of the major workforce trends that recruiters will be expected to address going forward:
More and more Baby Boomers are retiring, leaving a skill and experience gap in management and executive roles.
Gen Z is now joining the workforce, along with Millennials.
But there are still not enough Millennial and Gen Z workers to replace all the retiring Baby Boomers.
A rising gig economy, where more and more people will work as freelancers or on short-term contracts.
There is a continued shift in many industries towards automation and remote working.
Taking these facts into account, remodeling your approach toward the norms of recruiting becomes a necessity; the world is constantly changing, evolving, and becoming unfamiliar at certain milestones.
Your future recruitment strategy planning starts today.
Don't be hesitant to look outside the box.
Creative hiring practices could be right in front of you. Make an effort to stand out from the herd and get the necessary aid that could lead you to a more efficient path.