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How Will The Recruitment Game Change In 2021?

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Recruit CRM Published on Jan 4, 2021

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As the Brexit, new tax legislation laws in the UK, economy all over the world and job markets continue to be affected by Covid-19, a lot of researchers have come forward and have mentioned how it's extremely significant to maintain uniform growth and stability in one's sector while such economic transformation is taking place. Apart from finding crucial hiring solutions and recruitment factors which will mould 2021 like leadership, culture and so on, recruitment automation and remote work will also play a key role.

Hiring in 2021 will be really crucial for staffing agencies as recruitment will gain impulse during the beginning of this year. In November 2020, the unemployment rate in America alone was around 10.9 million. January, February and March are significant months for recruiters and hiring managers since along with high unemployment there also comes a lot of job openings. Recruit CRM hereby is pointing out below how recruitment will change in 2021.

5 Ways How Recruitment Will Change In 2021

Recruiting trends will change in 2021, especially in the UK since the Brexit transition period will be coming to an end. While predictions of remote work continuing in the future might come true for some organizations, others might consider returning back to work in their office once the pandemic is in control. Below are 5 ways how the hiring game will change this year:

1. Post-Brexit Transformation In The UK

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If you're a recruiter looking forward to hiring employees from the European Union (EU) then it's highly significant that you’re aware of the changes being made in 2021 which will come into force once the Brexit transition period comes to a conclusion.

From 1 January 2021, free movement has already ended and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. This new points-based system will approach the EU and non-EU citizens fairly. It will also transform how all migrants come to the UK to work. Anyone coming to the UK to work, apart from Irish citizens, will need to apply for approval way prior to their joining date.

Here are two key changes that recruiters in the UK need to consider in 2021:

  • From 1 January 2021, recruiters will need to register as a licensed sponsor if they are willing to hire eligible people from outside the UK
  • Free movement has ended from 1st January 2021 as mentioned earlier. The new points-based immigration system will bring with it a lot of requirements like a job, salary, language and so on that will change the way recruiters can hire candidates from outside the UK

2. Usage Of Better Applicant Tracking System & CRM Software

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With 2021 pushing us to make the year better in terms of economy and employment, Human Resources (HR) and recruiters have a huge role to play apart from country-specific governing bodies. Good recruitment software can help make day-to-day activities of a recruiter far easier than what it already is. However, choosing the best applicant tracking system and other recruitment tools can take some time. To make it easier for you, here's a guide on how recruiters can easily choose an ATS/CRM software.

An Applicant Tracking System and CRM software can help recruitment agencies in a lot of crucial ways. Moreover, while you've already stepped foot into 2021, it's almost necessary for staffing agencies to automate their recruitment process for better results. Read here why your recruitment agency is in dire need of an Applicant Tracking System.

diversity in workplace

Apart from recruitment automation and usage of better recruitment software, diversity and inclusion will also start playing a major part in 2021. Diversity in workplace decreases fear, increases productivity, produces a global impact and makes working together on a variety of perspectives easier than ever. It also helps nurture positive cultural and workplace values which are extremely necessary when it comes to boosting your recruitment agency's or rather any company's reputation.

According to a study which was conducted by Glassdoor, 67% of job seekers said that a diverse workforce is an important factor when they're looking for a job or considering a particular job offer.

With higher innovation, better problem-solving capabilities and increased employee-engagement, if recruiters hire, keeping diversity and inclusion in mind, your recruitment agency could particularly stand out from the rest. There is another sole reason for this — with diversity hiring, there will be better employee-retention. Isn't that what recruiters would want at the end of the day?

4. Creation Of More Remote Recruitment Agencies

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Remote recruitment has been happening for a long time, however, greatly popularised by the pandemic. This recruitment trend is here to stay! The recruiting process in a remote recruitment agency is decentralised and the talent pool is the whole world basically. With the work-from-anywhere model that has been in vogue currently, remote recruitment agencies will facilitate a better work-life balance for recruiters, less stress and definitely greater dependence on advanced technological tools.

Download Recruit CRM's free eBook on Creating A Remote Recruitment Agency, here.

5. Major Rise In Virtual Interviews & Virtual Skills Assessment Tools

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With remote recruitment on the rise, virtual interviews and various virtual skills assessment tools will practically be in-demand in 2021. Virtual assessment centers are a way for recruiters to get a few prospective candidates together online to be evaluated based on their work experience. Just as with an in-person job interview, activities here include — question-and-answer sessions, group exercises, case studies, interviews, psychometric and cognitive tests and so on.

With a major rise in these recruitment trends in 2021, we dearly do hope that recruiters can make the best out of this year and own their recruitment game like never before. Let us know in the comments below if you think we've blatantly missed out on any important points.