The recruitment landscape is experiencing rapid changes to which it needs to adapt. Remote working, technology-based hiring, dearth of skilled talent, etc., are some factors that have impacted the recruitment space. Not to forget the widespread impact of COVID-19 on the recruitment processes of organisations across the globe.
We are now over halfway through 2023! And it is essential to take a look at the staffing trends that are dominant this year. This will help an organisation build a robust staffing strategy in alignment with these trends.
Staffing Trends for 2023:
Hybrid work culture: The new method of work that became popular during the pandemic is here to stay! Data shows that 85% of recruiters believe that hybrid work culture will become the norm.
Diverse and Inclusive workforce: Most organisations have made D&I hiring a prominent aspect of their recruitment strategy. According to Forbes, 80% of professionals consider D&I to be the top hiring trend for 2022.
Employee satisfaction: The Great Resignation has shown that an organisation cannot afford to take its employees for granted. Employee satisfaction has become one of the primary focus areas.
Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI has established a strong presence in the recruitment domain and it is here to stay. A survey by Gartner reveals that in 2019, 17% of organisations used AI tools and this increased to 30% by the end of 2022.
Employer branding: Employer branding has become more important than ever to attract quality talent. Data shows that 86% of the candidates conduct comprehensive research about a company before applying for a job.
Another staffing trend that is gaining traction in recent times is agile staffing. Agile is a concept borrowed from software development that is now being adopted by recruiters.
What is agile, in the context of recruitment?
An agile approach is an iterative technique where a task is broken into small steps or sprints and cross-functional teams work together to respond to changes quickly. An agile approach makes a business more resilient in turbulent times.
A volatile industry and fluctuating work landscape requires a business to align its staffing strategies according to these variations. Agile staffing comes as a solution to help businesses to respond to changes in quick time.
What is agile staffing, and how does it work?
Agile staffing optimises the strategies for talent acquisition and sourcing candidates to ensure efficient and sustainable end-to-end recruitment initiatives.
Agile staffing goes through the following steps:
Defining hiring needs.
Breaking down the recruitment process into small parts or “sprints.”(Sprints in agile are short time-bound periods when a team completes a specified amount of work)
Forming teams for specific tasks.
Defining metrics to assess the effectiveness of the recruitment strategy.
Leveraging technology for recruitment.
Conducting daily or weekly “scrum” meetings to track progress. (In agile methodology, scrum is a framework that enables a team to structure and manage its work)
Reviewing and tweaking the hiring process as required.
Benefits of agile staffing
It helps organisations enhance their recruitment strategy by creating an environment of refinement and data-driven decision-making.
An agile approach helps recruiters identify and eliminate barriers in the staffing process.
It fosters a culture of open communication and collaboration that facilitates regular and real-time feedback.
Agile staffing makes the hiring process more flexible.
It offers visibility and two-way communication on aspects like hiring goals, progress, outcomes, etc.
An agile staffing approach reduces the cost per hire.
It is faster, more cohesive, and less biased.
It not only streamlines the staffing process but also boosts the candidate experience.
How Careernet facilitates agile staffing
Careernet is a leading Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) company that leverages the latest technologies and techniques to offer cost-effective staffing solutions. We work with our clients to help them recruit the best talent by following an agile staffing approach. Careenet facilitates flexible staffing solutions so that a company can hire according to its specific needs. We fulfill the hiring needs of the business as and when they occur enabling them to scale their business up/down at minimal cost.
The recruitment industry is undergoing unprecedented changes. The hiring needs of businesses are greatly influenced by market trends and other dynamics. The demands of the candidates have also changed. They are looking for job satisfaction beyond the compensation offered. Striking a balance between the recruiters and candidates can be a challenge. Agile staffing helps businesses develop strategies that quickly adapt to various changes and gear their recruitment for success.
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