A lot has changed in hiring since the pandemic. Let’s break down some of the key changes that have impacted the hiring process. 

“The Great Resignation.”

Record numbers of people have taken themselves out of the workforce after the pandemic. This is because they liked being at home more than working, even with all the benefits it brings.

Candidates
There have been massive changes in the number of people applying for different kinds of jobs. 

Fewer candidates to go around in many areas. For example, according to the World Economic Forum, there is a drop of 39% in candidates interested in warehouse roles as compared to before the pandemic. It’s even dropped off in the last few months. 

More People Leaving
People who would previously have stayed in their job and put up with poor pay, working for someone who was a terrible boss or just circumstances they didn’t much like, are now leaving jobs. 

“If we say that everyone must return to the office, or we expect people to, and one of our competitors says you can work remotely, who wouldn’t take the second option there?” 
Stewart Butterfield, CEO and co-founder of Slack
 
The most popular jobs 
Jobs that allow candidates to work flexibly and from anywhere are among the most popular.

What Do You Need To Do? 
AnnElizabeth Konkel of Indeed (a major job platform) says candidates want positions that offer higher pay where they can do at least some work remotely.

If you are struggling to fill a position
Look at the job and see what you can do to make it more attractive to the candidates rather than expecting candidates to fit in with your requirements.

It’s easy to assume there isn’t much you can do to improve your job, but quite often, there are adjustments that can be made. A little flexibility goes a long way. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Some extra days of vacation
  • Being allowed to work remotely sometimes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Some extra benefits
  • Product or service discounts

Some of these things can be done at very low cost but are of great value to candidates. It’s often easier for smaller companies to compete in these areas because they don’t have big company policies to deal with, so make sure you make the most of the advantages you have.

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