2020 was an interesting year for HR. While faced with unprecedented challenges, HR has also shown its resilience. The trends in non-traditional employment observed in recent times are likely to outlive the pandemic. Strategic organizations should leverage these trends to facilitate growth.
To help you navigate uncharted territories, we have gathered eight post-pandemic hiring
1. Staffing firms will fill hard-to-hire positions and save companies time and money
on recruitment and on-boarding.
From IT to healthcare and everything in between, industries around the world are looking into
time-effective, more scalable ways to onboard professionals. Whether it is for an ad-hoc project or to find the perfect addition to an IT team, relying on staff augmentation services offers a number of benefits over traditional outsourcing methods. Beside increased operational and cost efficiency, staff augmentation agencies can do wonders to help organizations reach their business objectives.
2. There will be a continued demand for technology roles.
Fast-tracked by recent events, the digital transformation of workplaces is in no way slowing
down. In the contemporary landscape, roles such as help-desk cybersecurity, and DevOps
engineers are bound to flourish. For this reason, more organizations will find themselves
reaching out to these emerging professional figures. For example, wireless companies hire IT
contractors for ongoing projects or collaborations.
3. Developers will be harder to hire.
The sudden spike in online activity over the past year has resulted in a higher demand for
developers. While the buyer’s market remains relatively stable, finding the most skilled and
competitive professionals has become more of a challenge. Consequently, many successful
businesses are relying on staff augmentation providers to hire temporary developers.
4. Temporary needs for specialized talent in IT – including wireless disciplines like
personal communication services (PCS), cellular services, and radio dispatch.
Despite the abundance of job seekers, companies are still facing challenges hiring highly in-
demand roles like wireless engineers. Whilst staff up-skilling remains a valid long-term
investment, organizations will seek to hire highly qualified IT staff on a temporary basis. IT
staffing agencies are in charge of thoroughly vetting candidates to reduce hiring risk.
5. Remote work is here to stay.
With 77% of remote workers feeling more productive when working from home, the remote-first workforce model is expected to thrive well beyond the global epidemic. The financial,
environmental, and cultural advantages of running a location-independent business are
convincing even more traditional organizations to avoid a return to the office. This will mean
employee skills and infrastructures will become even more crucial.
6. The gig economy is alive and well
Perhaps reinforced by the necessity of remote work, the workforce is shifting away from
traditional 9-5 culture and toward independent contract/ freelance positions. This approach is
beneficial to both the employee and the organization as it allows the staff to be increased or
decreased based on the company’s needs and objectives.
7. Increased focus on diversity and inclusion.
As society progresses, so do employees’ standards. A recent survey finds that over 60% of
candidates will refuse to work in a company that does not actively foster inclusivity. Moreover,
digitalization offers unprecedented opportunities for diversity as talents can be hired globally
and independently from location and level of physical ability.
8. New focus on retention and alleviating burnout.
In changing times some things are worth keeping the same. Around the world, organizations are reaping the benefits of employee retention such as increased performance, work quality, and time management. Furthermore, employee happiness is also gaining traction. Recent data also backs up the positive effect proper rest can have on employee productivity. As we come out of the pandemic, people-centricity and burnout prevention have taken center stage in modern company culture.