The job market may be in flux, but one thing that never changes is the need to hire the best talent available. As you prepare to search for new employees in 2022, here are some trends that you’ll want to watch out for – and some tips to help make your hiring process as successful as possible. Let’s start with the latest and greatest.
AI will take over more tasks than you think
By 2022, AI will take over more tasks than you think. In fact, by 2022, one in five people employed by the technology sector will work for an AI company or provide a service or product in support of an AI initiative. What this means is that we can expect a new breed of high-tech jobs. The need for qualified workers with analytical skills, as well as those who can help human employees learn how to work with machines better, will be at an all-time high.
Flexible Work Arrangements will Become Standard
Research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) revealed that one in four (25%) companies now offer employees the option of flexible work arrangements. The use of mobile technologies and remote working capabilities are key drivers for employers who want to offer workers more control over their schedules and lifestyles. Employers should be ready for this trend to spread in the next four years, especially as millennial employees continue entering the workforce.
Increased Competition Will Drive Salary Hikes
Many companies are projecting an increase in salary for 2020 and 2022. The average number of job postings per month has jumped from 13 million in 2016 to 18 million this year and is projected to jump again in 2020, which will create more competition for positions. This increased competition will lead employers to look for new hires to offer higher salaries as a way of trying to attract the best talent.
Localized Talent Acquisition Will Take off
By 2022, most organizations will look inward when they’re looking for talent. Localized recruitment provides an opportunity for companies to find the best-fit candidates in their local markets and gain a competitive edge over other employers. According to LinkedIn’s Local Talent Trends Report, 75% of HR and talent professionals agree that if businesses don’t use their networks more strategically, it could create a problem with getting the best people.
Virtual Teams will be the Norm
More organizations are relying on virtual teams, which has created a need for people with the ability to communicate effectively online. In 2022, it is estimated that 66% of managers will be working in an organization with less than 50 employees. This growth in virtual teams is expected due to advancements in technology and the need for work-life balance.