Recruiting, Technology

Hiring and Onboarding in the Remote Era: Looking Back at 2021

As 2022 quickly approaches, the Great Resignation weighs heavily on every HR professional’s mind. In the past year alone, leaders have seen an unprecedented amount of turnover. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of November 1, there are over 11 million job vacancies.

We spoke with Ed Barrientos, CEO ofBrazen, about the future of recruitment.

“It’s likely that every organization has a talent sourcing strategy to engage, hire and retain talent—but is it enough?” Barrientos says.

“The modern job seeker doesn’t want to (or need to) waste time with cumbersome applications or reach out to a recruiter only to be ignored. Instead, the future of competitive recruiting requires high engagement, responsiveness, and a frictionless candidate experience; all of which can be achieved with the combination of smart sourcing and virtual hiring events. In 2022, organizations that aren’t leveraging a virtual hiring component in conjunction with their sourcing strategy will miss out on top talent and ROI.”  

Virtual hiring and remote work are quickly becoming the norm. While working and recruiting in the digital space come with their challenges, HR leaders need to remember that success is possible. Technology can be recruiters’ greatest asset in acquiring and retaining talent.

For advice on hiring and onboarding in the remote era, reach this collection of 2021 articles:

Tips for Employee Onboarding in the Remote Era

The decision to implement a remote or hybrid workforce has left companies to work through the challenges that come along with it. Onboarding employees was difficult when people worked largely in offices, but now, many companies are starting from scratch to develop their approach.

Hiring Top Talent and Successful Virtual and In-Person Training

During the pandemic, remotely onboarding new team members turned into quite the challenge for many companies. The virtual environment undoubtedly made it difficult for hiring managers to foster a connection between their new team members and the existing team while demonstrating and communicating the company’s culture to new members in an authentic way.

Could VR Help You Bring Employee Training into the Modern Age?

Not every element of business can be carbon copied into a remote environment, however. For these sorts of problems, organizations might want to turn to more modern solutions. In the case of valuable employee training, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have emerged as accessible options in certain industries.

How HR Teams Can Prepare for the Remote Work Boom

The way employees work continues to morph because of COVID-19, and it appears the remote workforce is here to stay. However, most HR departments haven’t adjusted to this uptick in remote work. With more and more employees working across state and international borders, this workforce trend is poised to set off a multitude of problems, including potential tax violations. As long-term remote work sparks a growing number of consequences, HR professionals need to reassess their remote work policies now to avoid long-term headaches in the future.

An Asset, Not a Threat: Talent Technology’s Importance in Recruiting Today

Naturally, when a new set of technologies emerges within an industry, we can feel threatened by the implications. The first set of reactions tend to focus on jobs being “replaced” or technology taking away that human element. Companies that embrace technology to complement recruiting efforts will be best positioned to attract and retain top talent within their respective industries.