As the new tax legislation laws in the UK, economy all over the world and job markets continue to be affected by COVID-19 and its new variant Omicron, 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 that will mould 2022 like leadership and culture, recruitment automation, candidate experience and remote work will continue to play a key role.

Hiring in 2022 will be really crucial for staffing agencies as recruitment will gain impulse at the beginning of this year.

In November 2021, the unemployment rate in America alone was around 4.2% with Nevada, California, New York and Mexico being the worst affected.

The first quarter will be significant for recruiters and hiring managers since along with high unemployment comes a lot of job openings.

Let’s look at how recruitment will change this 2022 along with some major emerging trends.

While remote work is already on the rise, some recruiment agencies have already started returning back to offices. Take a look below at 5 ways how the hiring game will change in 2022—

1. Only positive candidate experience

This 2022, candidate experience is going to be one of the major areas where recruiters will focus upon.

Starting from getting in touch with your candidate with that first email or phone call to ensuring they receive constructive feedback post interview is very important. This will make or break your recruitment brand.

Considering the tight competition, recruiters will need to buckle up and make sure that their candidates are more inclined to accept a job offer, encourage employee referrals and focus on building a better employer brand.

Read more: 4 ways how recruiters can give the best candidate experience.

2. Usage of Better Applicant Tracking System & CRM Software

With 2022 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, we have compiled a detailed guide on Applicant Tracking Systems.

While you’re stepping into 2022, it’s almost necessary for recruiting agencies to automate their hiring process for better results.

Read more: 10 signs your recruitment agency is in urgent need of an Applicant Tracking System.

Apart from recruitment automation and usage of better recruitment software, diversity and inclusion will also start playing a major part in 2022.

Diversity in the 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 that 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 you would want at the end of the day?

4. Creation of more remote recruitment agencies

Remote recruitment has been happening for a long time, however, greatly popularised by the pandemic. This recruiting trend is here to stay!

It not just brings great advantages to you as a recruiter but also your candidates. In fact, 54% of surveyed workers have stated they’d quit their job if it didn’t allow working from home.

The recruiting process in a remote recruitment agency is decentralised and the talent pool is their whole world. With the work-from-anywhere model that is in vogue, 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.

5. Major rise in virtual interviews & virtual skills assessment tools

With remote recruitment on the rise, virtual interviews and various virtual skills assessment tools will practically be in-demand in 2022.

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 more.

With a major rise in these recruitment trends in 2022, 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 missed out on any important point.