Today, there is a cultural shift happening in many organizations across various industries worldwide, as they have started to welcome remote working with open arms rather than skepticism. Will remote work remain the reality of the post-COVID-19 era? We are yet to see
Fremont, CA: As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc, most of the organizations across the world had to resort to remote work as their only mode of operation. While remote work was considered as a thing that wouldn’t work by at least some of the organizations previously, they have now realized that it’s the only option to keep up. Today, there is a cultural shift happening in many organizations across various industries worldwide, as they have started to welcome remote working with open arms rather than skepticism. Will remote work remain the reality of the post-COVID-19 era? We are yet to see.
Work-from-home policy and schedule flexibility have become the most sought out benefits for candidates in the post-COVID-19 era. The recent years had seen the growing popularity of the remote workforce, and the ongoing pandemic has only accentuated its significance. When stay-at-home mandates were implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations found out that it did work and could also see the possibilities it puts forth. By allowing people to work remotely, organizations can also increase their talent pool without any geographical barriers. Experts suggest that the industry should look forward to implementing a new process of remote-totality, which includes attracting, screening, recruiting, onboarding, training, and developing a work routine for all new hires remotely.
Notably, artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to be the major technology trend in HR and recruitment in 2020. AI has led to advancements in natural language processing (NLP) and predictive analytics, which are going to drive the industry in the coming years. NLP can help recruiters in time-consuming tasks such as manual screening and can also be used to interact with and engage candidates. Similarly, predictive analytics can give advanced insights to recruiters that can not only fasten but enhance the efficiency of the entire recruitment process. The changing technology could bring a big win-win situation for employers and workers if managed efficiently.
Once the recruitment industry swings back from this crisis, it’s going to be a challenging one as an economy with talent scarcity would have changed to one with a high unemployment rate. The remote-work attitude, along with the technology trends and the unemployment rate, is precariously poised to shape the HR and recruiting trends in 2020.