As 2021 comes to an end, employers are already looking forward to the new year and a fresh calendar of projections, goals, and challenges. But a business plan is only as good as the workforce putting it into action. To that end, the staffing professionals at Alliance Talent Solutions have put together a list of the five hottest trends in hiring as we enter 2022.
- Staffing Shortage — Unemployment continues its year-long decline toward 4%. But you don’t need a U.S. Department of Labor report to know that there is a short supply of supplicants for positions in most industries — and a fierce bidding war for qualified workers. But if you’re going to pay top dollar, you want top talent. A good staffing firm can help by laser-focusing the search on the quality of applicants, rather than quantity.
- On-the-job Training — The staffing shortage isn’t just in upper-level positions. Employers are also finding it tough to fill entry-level jobs. As a result, forward-thinking companies are recruiting fresh supplicants with no experience and giving them company-specific training on the job. And many of those employers are using professional staffing firms to set up those training programs.
- Personal Touch — Modern companies are automating in just about every area — but recruitment should not be one of them. In-demand candidates have their pick of jobs, and more and more, they want a personalized touch during the recruiting process. Employers can partner with experienced recruiting agencies to court talent and give them the attention they want.
- The Churn — With so many companies wooing the best workers, there’s plenty of incentive for those employees to come and go with little to no notice. Companies will have to continue to be nimble in finding good help quickly. An outside recruiting agency — with its experience, connections, and talent pipeline — should be at the top of your list of contacts.
- Uncertainty Persists — Even with the economy emerging from the storm of the last two years, there’s still a persistent cloud of uncertainty hanging overhead. Companies that want to prepare for the possible peaks and valleys might consider temporary staffing.
We’re all hopeful that 2022 will be year full of prosperity — but first you need to be fully staffed with the best available talent. And with so many employers look for good help, it’s not only tough for your company to locate qualified applicants, it’s also difficult for those would-be star employees to find you. An experienced and reputable recruiting firm can bridge that gap, while also providing customized services to attract, retain, and train your staff.