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As we enter 2022, many employers are still dealing with the hiring crises that COVID-19 has brought about. But the new year also brings with it new opportunities. Here are five hiring trends that you can take advantage of – provided you get on top of them. 

Make the Hiring Experience Seamless Across Platforms 

One piece of COVID-19 fallout has been the reliance on remote channels for the recruitment process. Employers are learning that this development can actually make recruiting more efficient – provided the process is streamlined and seamless. Make sure all your recruitment channels, whether they be social media or more traditional job postings, are aligned and present candidates with a smooth experience. 

Keep Your Brand Front and Center 

Branding isn’t just for customers; it’s for anyone who deals with your company. Keep your recruiting team aligned with the overall company vision and business goals, and use these to create a welcoming environment that candidates will be eager to be a part of. 

Become a Niche Expert 

Something to continue watching in 2022 is the trend toward specialization and niche employment. For example, 20 years ago, “app developer” was a shiny, new title that seemed to be as niche as it gets. Now, a myriad of app developer specialties have emerged, including front-end, back-end, full-stack and game developers – and that’s just the beginning. If you can identify and recruit for up-and-coming niche roles, your company will be well positioned to grow. 

Focus on Diversity and Inclusion 

Diversity and inclusion are no longer legal requirements or ideals – they’re an asset. Bringing different races, cultures and backgrounds to the table allows for a greater variety of skills and ideas. Promoting diversity is not just the right thing to do – it’s a smart thing to do. 

Focus on Employees’ Well-Being 

More than ever before, job seekers are looking for employers that will help them feel more like a complete person. In addition to taking a fresh look at scheduling to help them maintain work/life balance, you can increase their sense of well-being by offering work programs that promote wellness, nutrition and fitness. 

We Can Help Your Company Stay Ahead of the Curve 

You can count on Mega Force to help you stay on top of talent acquisition trends. We’re an agency that helps Carolina employers with their industrial staffing needs. Start here to learn how we can help. 

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