In contemporary times, talent scarcity is a staring reality, with the US suffering a 69 percent shortfall, the highest in a decade.

Fremont, CA: Recruiters had a difficult time during the epidemic year. The recruitment landscape had to adjust to the quickly changing circumstances as virtual recruiting and onboarding of a remote workforce became the norm.

In contemporary times, talent scarcity is a fact, with the US suffering a 69 percent shortfall, the greatest in a decade.

The below factors will be a significant focus for recruiters for the coming years:

Remote Hiring

It will be the rule, not the exception. Recruiters who are not constrained by location constraints will engage in geographical crawling for the best talent available.

An added benefit is that corporations have heavily invested in remote infrastructure in the event of a pandemic, where working from home was the only option other than a complete corporate closure.

Technology has enabled a new generation of recruiters as the HR landscape has changed.

Psychometric Testing

According to a recent survey, 18 percent of organizations use psychometric testing in the hiring process. This is predicted to grow at a rate of 10-15 percent per year.

Personality qualities and other abilities will be taken into account in future hiring decisions. Psychometric testing can assist in determining whether or not a candidate is a suitable fit for a specific job. Psychometric tests, unlike AI emotional analytical tools, which some deem unethical for recruitment processes, are scientifically produced and supposed to be objective and unbiased.

Aptitude, communication style, and emotional intelligence are all attributes that can be measured with psychometric testing.

Employer Branding

According to a recent survey, 69 percent of Americans are hesitant to work for a company with a terrible reputation, and 84 percent would consider quitting their current job if they received a better offer from a company that is known for being more culturally diverse and ecologically conscientious. The Employee Value Proposition, or EVP, is a critical component of an employer's brand.

To attract and retain qualified individuals, an EVP integrates employee engagement programs with the company's branding.