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Popular Trends Shaping the HR and Recruitment Industry

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, November 18, 2021

Since the coronavirus outbreak, human resource managers have been able to reshape basic understanding and employee satisfaction by developing programs that can assist with employee development, forge better long-term relationships, and ensure employers and companies can have a long-term positive impact on their employees.

FREMONT, CA: According to research conducted in early 2020, a large percentage of employees, nearly 69 percent, believe that the coronavirus pandemic has already changed and will forever change the way we operate and complete work. The pandemic has permeated every industry, and in some cases, industry and thought leaders have realized that adaptation and change are required to advance and advance both employers and employees.

Work-from-home offices and more flexible work schedules are becoming more common today. In a June 2020 survey, 37 percent of employees preferred working remotely full-time, while 32 percent thought a mix of home/remote and office work would be a better work-life balance.

With the rapid change that many industries and businesses are experiencing, we can expect the same from the world of human resources. Artificial intelligence (AI) advancements, improved recruitment software, and increased employee wellness efforts – are the latest trends shaping the HR and recruitment industry.

AI-based Recruitment

As companies restrict access to office work and those entering their offices, artificial intelligence will play a role in the recruitment process once more. Amazon made some progress with its recruiting tool from 2014 to 2017, but it quickly realized that machine learning could become extremely biased based on current hiring and recruiting trends within the company.

Better machine learning will aid in the recruitment of more remote employees, as well as those working outside of a company's city and state jurisdiction. In the recruiting process, technology and improved software capabilities will become more visible, with platforms such as Zoom and Skype taking center stage when conducting video conferences.

Mental Health is Important

It may have taken a pandemic to emphasize the ever-increasing importance of employee wellbeing and mental health, as 78 percent of respondents in a recent survey said the pandemic increased stress and anxiety levels in employees.

Since the coronavirus outbreak, human resource managers have been able to reshape basic understanding and employee satisfaction by developing programs that can assist with employee development, forge better long-term relationships, and ensure employers and companies can have a long-term positive impact on their employees.

One out of every three employees reported that their wellbeing has deteriorated since the pandemic began. Several factors have had an impact, including job security, working from home with children, limited access to larger working spaces, and a sense of isolation in their working situation. Employee experience and wellbeing have now pushed companies and HR departments to become more complacent when it comes to using people analytics to solve business problems.

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