Biggest Hiring Trends This Year

Current Hiring Trends in 2022

3rd August 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic finally begins to recede, the economy now trends towards an uncertain future. As a result of this uncertainty, the hiring landscape has faced many challenges meaning there is more pressure on employers to be on top of their game when it comes to sourcing and retaining top talent. 

Staying on top of key hiring trends is one of the best ways to craft a successful hiring strategy. In this article, we will take you through 4 current hiring trends for 2022, as well as how you can maximise them to achieve the best results.

Remote working has also meant that more companies are interviewing remotely, a trend that continues to gain traction and looks like it’s here to stay.

Trend 1 – Changing Working Patterns

One of the biggest and most obvious changes in global hiring trends is the transition to remote and hybrid work, drastically accelerated by the pandemic. While this transition has not come without its difficulties, many companies have found that hybrid/remote working offers significant benefits to both the organisation and its employees. Remote working has also meant that more companies are interviewing remotely, a trend that continues to gain traction and looks like it’s here to stay.

Trend 2 –  Data-Centric Recruitment

Another hiring trend HR professionals need to keep on top of is data-centric recruitment. With more pressure to hire quickly and cost-effectively, more and more companies are turning to data to help them make smarter hiring decisions and avoid recruitment bias. The use of data and analytics can help you measure ROI on recruitment software, identify any issues in the recruitment process and track candidate application forms. Once you’ve gathered this data, you can then use it to maximise your recruitment and make more informed decisions.

Trend 3 – Employee Experience

A focus on candidate experience is another key hiring trend you need to be aware of. By creating a positive application experience for employees, employers tend to be more successful in the recruitment process. Candidates want job sites that are quick and easy to use, engaging job adverts and proactive communication from the employer. Giving candidates a positive experience doesn’t just end there. The pandemic has also highlighted a need for more mental health support for employees along with companies that can offer them a better work-life balance.

Trend 4 – Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is another key trend business leaders need to take notice of. A diverse and inclusive workplace can fuel employees’ creativity and motivation, leading to higher retention and profitability for the company. This focus will mean that employers need to deploy tactics which help reduce conscious and unconscious bias from both the recruitment and hiring process.


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