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What To Expect From Recruitment Trends In 2022

Jan 28, 2022
What To Expect From Recruitment Trends In 2022
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Recruitment trends are necessary for the recruiter to hire the candidates. The expectations of the candidates and companies are changing with time. Hiring a star candidate is a challenge, and the recruiter has to act more than other recruiters. 

The recruiters who are still following the trends from the previous year might not work in 2022. The recruiters using the traditional methods for hiring need to have strategies. They have to leverage upcoming recruitment trends to get the most benefit. The recruitment trends for 2022 look promising. 

This article will focus on the recruitment trends in 2022. Let us begin. 

#1. Rise of Generation-Z workforce

Gen-Z employees are tech-savvy. They look for companies that provide them with the latest technology while working. Gen-Z is a multitasker and can handle plenty of tasks at once. So, hiring a Gen-Z requires a lot of effort. 

So, recruiting Gen-Z means you need to adapt to a group. The same old applications won’t interest them anymore. It will not help the recruiters onboard them for their company. 

You need to adopt the latest technology during the hiring process with chatbots. 2022 is the right time to update your company’s website and make it more Gen-Z friendly. The recruitment process has to be seamless, and they must be able to apply via their smartphones. 

#2. Use of artificial intelligence more in the recruitment process

AI has been around for a long time. The recruiters are incorporating it into their recruitment process. The AI technology helps to streamline or automate the part of the recruiting flow. It consists of high-volume tasks and more. It allows the recruiters with blind screening for reduced bias and visibility. 

Here are some more benefits of AI for the recruitment process: 

  • Save recruiters time by automating tasks.

Hiring volume for a company increases every year. The recruitment team has to be ready to fulfill the requirements. The recruiters need to be efficient with their process. Screening resumes is an outdated practice, and the recruiters need something better. The screening takes plenty of time for a single hire. So, it is better to move on to AI to automate the tasks. Using AI won’t disrupt the workflow of the hiring process seamlessly. 

  • It improved the quality of hires.

Quality of hire is the top KPI for the recruiters. AI promises the quality of hire. It offers to standardize the matching between the candidate’s experience, skills. The improvement in job matching leads to happier and more productive employees. They will be less likely to turnover. 

#3. Predictive analytics will be key

The use of analytics is in the upward direction in the coming years. So the recruiters don’t want to miss out on this trend and are looking to apply it in their talent acquisition strategy as quickly as possible. 

Predictive analytics uses the data to find the relevant patterns. It uses the model to predict the future trend. It helps to understand the past trends to make the right decision for the future. Here are the reasons that make predictive analytics ideal trends to use: 

  • Attract relevant candidates via sourcing 


For most recruiters, sourcing the candidates takes plenty of time. It is the reason they need a strategy that works wonders. A recruiter leverages predictive analytics by including it in the talent acquisition strategy. Thus, predictive analytics increases the effectiveness of the hiring process. 

  • Predictive analytics helps in talent pipelining. 

Predictive analytics optimize the talent pipeline by leveraging the talent data. It leads to better resource allocation. A recruiter knows where to invest in the recruitment campaigns for a specific skill. 

#4. Candidate driven market

The significant change in the 2022 recruitment trend is a lot of jobs available in the market. It is the reason the candidates hold power more than ever before. Candidates have more options than they had in a long time and can negotiate salaries. The recruiters need to work harder to hire a suitable candidate than ever before. The same recruitment trends might not work to please the star candidates. So, in 2022 we can see better recruitment strategies, data-driven recruitment marketing.


#5. Virtual recruitment

Virtual recruitment has grown in immense popularity since last year. But the trend will continue to grow in the upcoming years. It is the primary recruitment method for many companies. Virtual recruitment offers plenty of benefits to the employer as: 

  • Seamless hiring of the candidates.
  • Increase in candidates' reach.
  • Proper engagement with Gen-Z.
  • Time-saving. 

The recruiter will schedule virtual interviews that are in the candidate’s comfort. 2022 will see a boom in the virtual recruitment process. It helps to reach a wider audience pool that is not limited to geographical areas. It increases the possibilities of the recruiter to get a large number of candidates for hire. Virtual recruitment is a win-win for both employees and employers. The employees are ready for remote work. Thus virtual recruitment is the workable option to hire them. 

#6. Reaching passive candidates

Last year, we saw many companies competing for the same candidate. It means limited opportunities for the companies. Because of this, companies are willing to come in contact with passive candidates. 

Passive candidates make better hiring. These candidates are not looking for a job change but can consider if the opportunity is right. They might get enticed by the employer brand. It is an upcoming trend, and reaching passive candidates helps to expand the talent pool. 

#7. Remote recruitment process

Remote hiring is a trend that is growing and will continue to stay. The recruiters know this quite well and will plan their recruitment process accordingly. The candidates favor remote working and are more inclined toward jobs that have ‘remote work’ in them. 

It will change the recruitment process making the recruiters rely on video and audio interviews to finalize the candidate. Virtual recruitment is a time-saving and effective way of hiring candidates. In 2022, the recruiter has to find ways to embrace the recruitment process. This way, the recruiters will reach a wider candidate pool not limited to a specific area. It benefits the workforce diversity and streamlines the hiring process of the team. When compared to in-person interviews, virtual interviews cut down this significantly. 

#8. Recruiters hiring for soft skills 

There is a lot of skill gaps present in the recruitment industry. And having soft skills in a candidate is beneficial. Upcoming jobs are focused on soft skills like communication and problem-solving skills. So, the recruiters are more inclined to hire soft skills to reduce the gap present in the recruitment industry. Here are some of the benefits to hire for soft skills: 

  • It broadens and diversifies the hiring pipeline.

  • Increase workplace productivity and retention. 

  • Ease of upskilling.

  • It improves customer satisfaction and experience. 

Some tips for soft skills focused recruitment process: 

  • You have to focus on your job descriptions. They must focus on soft skills such as communication and teamwork. Refocusing on the job requirements with soft skills helps find the best candidates. 

  • Use pre-hire assessment tools that allow you to pinpoint the soft skills. By leveraging the tools, recruiters can hire up to 10 times more accurately. It saves time, money and provides a better candidate experience. 

  • Try to source talent from places known for cultivating soft skills. Explore the places where you can find the relevant candidates having soft skills. 



Author Bio: Ginni Agarwal is a Talent Acquisition Expert at Upright Human Capital with extensive experience in Tech and Non-tech hiring. The company aims to provide a healthy workplace for the right set of talent to the company without any fear of losing our human capital. She loves blogging, writing articles about Talent Acquisition, and the recruitment industry. She has been associated with the Talent Industry for a while. She enjoys sharing her experience with others.

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