The Great Resignation
Many employers struggle to return employees to work. The scarcity of workers was dubbed, “The Great Resignation.” The number of workers quitting their jobs has increased rapidly in the last year. Since the economy has rebounded, the number of jobs available has increased, so the competition for these workers has also expanded.
Platforms for hiring workers virtually have shown a significant difference in the companies which changed and included these virtual fairs for hiring new workers. Virtual hiring is far more effective, efficient and expanding rapidly. It’s no wonder so many workers favor this option, since it provides them more flexibility.
By using virtual hiring, companies can impress potential candidates. Job searchers will easily recognize that these employers are more innovative than other employers competing for talent and keeping up with the newest technology. This employer positioning will return employees to work. This applies to previous employees coming back or new workers onboarding with new employers.
Online Job Fairs
Virtual fairs are more comprehensive compared to Zoom video interviews. At online job fairs, hiring companies provide information about their company hiring, and the job vacancies available. Also candidates can meet the local recruiters. By offering remote jobs and using virtual hiring also indicates that the company has a long term vision. It shows they are sincere they are serious about returning is not just reacting to the social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic proved that productivity of remote workers is similar to office workers or even better. So many workers are not in a hurry to return to workplace given the convenience of working from home. The many benefits of working remotely include a major reduction in time spent commuting, meal, travel expenses, and reduced childcare. And this will affect the decision which work direction the candidate will take. Workers consider the different options available, and often they want flexibility more than other benefits which companies earlier used to attract competent workers. Balancing work and life has become even more important to workers, so hiring and working virtually have helped greatly. This shows that certain employers are serious about their business and their people and recognize they must be open to new ways of balancing work-life.
Employers who are competing for qualified workers are offering bonuses, have increased wages, and offered pumped-up benefits. While these measures help to some extent.
Companies which offer remote work and allow recruiters to meet workers online, are getting better results. Companies should review their hiring strategy since the workforce is evolving. Organizations who find it difficult to find suitable workers should review the salary and bonuses offered, flexibility in remote hiring and remote work options to check if they are competitive. Companies who do not have a provision for remote hiring and do not have a remote workforce will struggle to fill out the workforce and some employers may struggle for survival.
Employer – Employee Balance Shifting
While just a scant few years ago the employers possessed the power and had more options while choosing the workers. On the other hand, in the last two years, the remote workers are becoming more choosy. And these conditions are not likely to change in future. Before the pandemic started, some of these changes were being predicted. However, the pandemic has greatly accelerated the pace at which organizations are adopting these hiring strategy changes. In many cases, the adoption of virtual hiring has been accelerated by 3 to 5 years.
Future Hiring Strategy
If your company has adopted these virtual hiring methods already, it will be far easier to attract and hire well qualified workers in future. This will help companies fill positions rapidly and grow the business faster.
Companies who think that virtual hiring is only a fad which will soon end, should realize that they are mistaken. But, some rigid organizations will continue using only traditional recruitment methods. Unfortunately, they will often lose the best qualified talent for their available jobs. It is time to use virtual hiring and hiring platforms can help organizations of all sizes do so.
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