06 Jan FUTURE OF WORK AND HR TRENDS: HIRING TALENT AND RECRUITING TOP PERFORMERS
The future of work is here, and new HR trends aplenty promise to quickly redefine it as we come into 2021 and the years beyond. As you might imagine, remote work (aka telework or virtual work) remains on the rise, and online leadership strategies are changing, even as the way in which we hire, train, and upskill employees continues to evolve which each passing day as well. In addition, executive education and professional development are undergoing shifting paradigms as well. In short, across the board, the future of work is changing and evolving in many different ways, with new HR trends on the rise, and many old ones on the downswing. To find out more, just keep scrolling, as we break down some of the most recent findings from our market research and business intelligence programs.
Topic: 10 Company Perks That Can Help You Attract Top Performers
Scenario: So much for free snacks and ping-pong tables – as a senior leader, you need to rethink what you offer prospective employees to really pique their interest, and attract top talent.
Insight: Flexible work hours, work abroad days or travel support, teleworking and virtual working options, premium healthcare for families, the ability to have a voice and meaningful impact on the business, projects which grow workers’ experience or skill sets, etc. – all of these will mean more to potential hires going forward than a quarterly bonus.
Topic: How to Hire New Employees When You Can’t Meet Them in Real Life
Scenario: Many businesses of every size in every region still need to recruit people and staff up, but they’re going to have to do it online – however, you can’t just do a videoconference and put a pin in it.
Insight: Artificial intelligence and automated tools can be used to help screen and identify promising candidates. Teams of virtual interviewers must be built who can do interactive round robins with prospective hires using high-tech channels – and should include a third-party from outside the team the hire is on to provide objective feedback. Interactive quizzes, tests, and activities can also be implemented that can tell you more about candidates. Offers can be made that allow you to see how workers get on with existing hires remotely before going all-in.