As the end of another turbulent year comes to a close, new workplace trends are expected to emerge in 2022 as a result of recent lessons learned.
For HR leaders, turnover rates will continue to impact the workforce, meaning that there will need to be a major overhaul in the recruiting, interview, hiring, and onboarding processes.
A survey from MindEdge showed that 55% of HR leaders believe that turnover is higher than it was pre-pandemic, and many are saying that hiring remotely has been more difficult than in the office.
Along with the challenges of turnover rates, research from the National Federation of Independent Businesses showed that nearly 50% of small businesses had open positions that they were unable to fill.
“The hiring and reskilling of veterans can be an extremely viable way to address the skilled talent shortage,” said Sarah Peiker, CEO of Orion Talent. “They also have a strong sensibility about the dynamics between quality, quantity, maintenance, safety, procedural compliance and the people they work with or supervise.”
Another issue with current hiring processes is the exclusivity of certain applicants. For instance, jobs that bar candidates with criminal records exclude 77 million formerly incarcerated Americans.
By opening up hiring to those with a nonviolent criminal past, companies can grow their diversity and tap into an overlooked talent pool.