The Top 10 Hiring Trends of 2022

From the onset of the pandemic, we’ve seen the market shift from an employer-driven market to a candidate market. What will that mean? We’ll tell you the top 10 hiring trends we expect in 2022.

Trend #1: Work-life Balance

Many workers quit their jobs in 2021 because of the pandemic. It reminded people of the importance of a good work-life balance. Now in 2022, candidates are looking for a place where they can have the work-life balance they desire.

Trend #2: Company Culture and Compensation

Company culture will move to the forefront of candidate asks, alongside compensation.

Trend #3: Remote Work

Candidates are increasingly interested in hybrid models of work, going as far as requesting 100% remote work options. Beyond the safety concerns brought with COVID 19 the market is heading towards a work from home favoured environment.

Trend #4: Employer Branding

Employer branding will be crucial. Focusing on your company culture, diversity and inclusion policies, compensation packages, etc. can help elevate your brand among competitors. A strong employer brand can lead to a 28% reduction in turnover and a 50% reduction in cost per hire.

Trend #5: Speed Up Hiring Process

An abundance of roles in tech, with fewer people available to fill them, means that companies will have to speed up the hiring process to ensure they aren’t losing out on good talent. This could mean fewer interviews, coding tests, etc.

Trend #6: Hiring and Retaining Employees

The increased competition for workers has made it difficult to both hire and retain employees, resulting in lots of turnaround.

Trend #7: Agility At The Offer Stage

Companies will need to become more agile at the offer stage in order to close a candidate. The pain of having a process and time spent will start accounting for more vulnerability in the hiring entity.

Trend #8: Full-Time Tech Employees

Companies are investing in long-term technology initiatives, therefore, they need tech workers for the long haul. We’re seeing more full-time tech employees because of the increasing amount of work.

Trend #9: Increased Salaries

Hiring managers will likely bring on tech professionals at a salary higher than what they are making. With a spike in demand for tech skills, organizations will have to increase their salary bands to secure tech talent.

Trend #10: Artificial Intelligence In Hiring

In 2022, more and more we’ll see the use of AI when it comes to determining the fit and suitability of a candidate for a role.

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