In today's world, the recruiting and hiring process is being forced to adapt to rapid changes in the workforce, as well as in the way we use technology.
Finding the right candidate for the job in an increasingly competitive realm is difficult, and businesses are looking for ways to streamline their efforts and uncover the diamonds in the rough in a way that is efficient and effective.
If the hiring process takes too long, a job vacancy can impact a company’s bottom line and hinder its ability to be productive. On the flip side, because it is so competitive if a company waits too long when trying to make a decision, they risk losing an excellent candidate to another company that snaps them up faster.
What’s a business trying to stay relevant and competitive to do? Monitor your recruiting and hiring trends, of course! Here are some of the biggies you’ll want to pay attention to.
Social Media and Technology Will Continue to Reign
From using LinkedIn and sites like Glassdoor to list jobs and recruit team members, to using data and artificial intelligence to quickly find and narrow down potential candidates, evaluate gaps in skills and increase employee retention, technology, and social media is (and has been) changing the way things are done.
Additionally, some companies are using interviewing platforms that are text-based rather than jumping on a phone call in an effort to eliminate any unconscious biases a recruiter may have when trying to decide on a new hire. If a recruiter can set aside all biases, they can simply focus on what matters most — hiring the best candidate for the job.
Offering Remote Hire Positions
Another trend companies are moving toward is offering more remote or telework hire positions. The advantages of remote hires are lower cost, improved productivity, less overhead, and access to a larger talent pool. Businesses are finding that even if they make an incredible offer to a talented candidate and it requires the candidate to relocate they may turn it down.
One downside to this is it means there is less face time between team members, which makes building a strong and cohesive team atmosphere more challenging.
Getting Smart in Retaining Talent
One of the biggest reasons many professionals walk away from a career opportunity is due to a lack of opportunity for advancement.
Many career professionals, especially the ones with the highest level of talent and skill, want to be able to move up as they develop, succeed for the organization and grow. If they can’t do that, they essentially hit the dreaded glass ceiling and will leave a company in search of bigger and better opportunities.
Staffing Opportunities in the Coworking Industry
When staffing a coworking space or organization, the industry comes with its own set of challenges. You have to carefully decide if you want your customer’s experience to be more personal and hands-on, or if you want to run a facility that is focused more on self-service and customer autonomy. The sense of community and culture is what helps to really build a coworking space that customers will flock to and generates the kind of success an operator, franchisee, or investor is looking for.
It’s important to hire people that can help members without having to seek out their superiors for every challenge or snafu and to look for candidates that are personable and friendly. A coworking space needs people that are good communicators, problem-solvers, and don't mind making the daily rounds to chat with clients and tenants. Additionally, some operators look to streamline by using coworking management software to automate and optimize their processes, saving them both time and money, as well as eliminating the potential for human error.
At the end of the day, hiring and recruiting is an ever-changing landscape. Companies willing and able to stay on top of current trends and use cutting-edge methods of discovering and finding new talent will rise to the top in their industry. Companies that don’t, will find themselves floundering to keep up. Developing a pool of talent is an investment, one that can grow your business for the future.