In business, the area of recruitment has never been so competitive. The unwritten rules of how to recruit are constantly changing, so understanding recruitment is becoming excessively complicated. More candidates have degrees and relevant qualifications, making all industries competitive to get involved in. This year, recruitment trends have changed once again, and employers need to stay ahead of the game to attract the best talent. But how can you guarantee the best recruitment process possible?

If you’re concerned that your recruitment process won’t stand out in your field, then you should consider turning to a professional employer organisation to help put you on the right track. Here at Payroll Worldwide, we provide services to companies in Latin America and those wishing to expand. From human resources to payroll services, we’re not like most payroll companies. We can even help you recruit and onboard new staff, helping your business thrive.

Read our latest article below to discover more about the top recruitment trends for 2022.


Diversity and Inclusion are Essential

In the last few years, the spotlight in society has been shone upon all types of industries concerning their attitudes to inclusivity. Stereotypical beliefs and assumptions can no longer be made when recruiting for your business, and should never have been a contributing factor in the first place. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. Candidates now choose companies based upon whether their values align, and whether they would feel comfortable working there.

Companies that have the most ethnic diversity are 33% more like to be profitable, according to a recent study. There is also evidence that companies with greater gender diversity have greater success too. Having an inclusive workforce is no longer an attribute that makes your business seem more appealing, it’s a must-have. Stating on your website, on job applications and even in interviews that you strive to be as diverse as possible could attract many like-minded candidates who would benefit your business.


Remote Working is More Desirable

During the pandemic, 1 in 6 people were eligible to work from home. This was introduced to keep workers safe, but it actually helped business owners and managers recognise another trend. Staff could more effectively balance their work and home life, and 65% of workers said that they would be more productive working from a home office. Also, businesses have recognised the efficiency of a virtual interview, and the option to work remotely can actually entice candidates.

Although it took us a while in terms of understanding recruitment during the pandemic, we now have a better hang of it. Here at Payroll Worldwide, we can help your recruitment process operate more smoothly. We can help your business attract the best candidates for the job, whether you’re looking at Latin America or bringing in staff from other countries. To find out more, please visit our services page here.


Candidate Driven and Focus on Retention

Although the market is competitive, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there are more candidates than there are jobs. How you advertise your job can make the role more competitive, so businesses need to understand that we are now living in a candidate-driven market. Applicants hold more power, and may use a company’s desperation to their advantage to negotiate better salaries. Recruiters need to stand out to get ahead.

Good employee retention has always been a key attribute of successful businesses. However, employees tend to consider their future and opportunities more frequently, and if a business is not providing them with what they need, they may look elsewhere. Employees value company culture and benefits such as flexible hours and pay reviews, so your recruitment process needs to highlight this.


Reaching a Passive Candidate Audience

A passive candidate is someone who is employed and not actively seeking a job, but would be tempted to leave if a good opportunity came along. With so many people competing for the same job seekers, businesses have taken to reaching out on platforms such as LinkedIn to entice people that are already employed. Passive candidates are often better employees, as they’re not desperate to leave their new job but excited for a new opportunity.

Reaching passive candidates can extend your employee talent pool and benefit your business greatly. Here at Payroll Worldwide, we’re the experts in understanding recruitment and can help your business find the best hires. To find out more, please give us a call on 07469 892524, you can fill out our online form to book a free consultation.