Are you planning on hiring temporary or contract employees? If ‘yes’ is the case, then you’re definitely not alone: An increasing number of organisations are hiring contractors in order to be more agile and reactive to changeable market conditions.
Temporary workers and contractors are more in demand than ever before. All over the world, the focus is on this rich pool of specialist talent and how companies can efficiently recruit contractors who have the skills to make a difference.
Over 400 million people lost their full-time jobs during the second quarter of 2020, according to the ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work: 5th Edition. Unfortunately, many of those jobs will not return, leaving millions of people unemployed. At the same time, industries such as logistics or manufacturing can’t hire fast enough. There are far more jobs available than qualified workers to fill them.
The time has come; you know your business needs to hire. Between your leaders, the department that needs new team members and HR, you’ve mapped out the roles that have to be filled. You don’t have sufficient time or resources to complete the hiring internally, so you’ve decided that you’re going to use a recruitment agency.
Now more than ever before it’s important to position yourself as an employer of choice and to make sure your vacancies are attractive to the job seekers of today. There are three new recruitment strategies that employers are turning to. Leaders are now looking beyond just the immediate needs of their teams and thinking about what skills the business as a whole will need to succeed in the future.
Let’s talk about cybersecurity. You probably know what it is by now; it’s had plenty of media coverage in recent years with many big companies, such as Equifax, Yahoo and Adobe, falling foul to breaches and attacks from ever-present hackers. But in case you’re still unsure, cybersecurity - as defined by Digital Guardian - is “the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorised access.”
The hiring world was already changing, but now the transformation is clearer to see. New recruitment strategies - such as the rise of skills-based hiring - have been accelerated by the recent different ways of working.