The nearly overnight shift from low to record unemployment early last year certainly didn’t ease any of the challenges of talent acquisition, but it did swing wide open the door for hiring teams to innovate like never before.
This year will continue to bring groundbreaking challenges – but also opportunities to redefine best hiring practices and commit to a future of data-driven decision making.
Our 2021 Hiring Trends Report: Building on Crisis, Focusing on the Future focuses on hiring trends we predict will be most important to practitioners this year to help you sort through these upcoming challenges and opportunities.
- Leverage talent agility
What do hiring teams need to do to make sure their organizations are prepared for the coming need to reskill employees to keep up with the adoption of digital technologies?
- Build hiring processes immune to shock with automation
What benefits does automation provide? What are the downsides? How can hiring teams pivot to handle fluctuations in candidate volume while maintaining a consistent, personal hiring experience?
- Increased urgency for diversity in hiring
How can data-driven hiring technologies help minimize and eliminate bias in candidate selection so organizations make real progress in building a more diverse workforce?
- Candidate experience as brand experience
How do hiring teams build an engaging candidate experience while collecting the information they need to make data-driven selection decisions?
- Increased emphasis on human-centered AI
A“black box” approach to AI is that doesn’t disclose are decisions are made is incompatible in a world where talent acquisition seeks to be fair and ethical. What are the most important things hiring teams need to understand about the risks and rewards of advanced AI technologies?