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2022 Hiring Trends...What To Expect?

The working world is changing quickly, accelerated by the impact of the pandemic and ever-evolving business technologies. It’s more important than ever for both employers and job seekers to stay on top of changes and trends to ensure you secure the best position or attract top talent. In our latest blog, Riada have rounded up 4 of the top trends that you should expect to see in 2022.

1. Remote working is here to stay

A survey conducted by FlexJobs found that 58% of people wanted to work at home permanently after the pandemic and that 39% wanted a hybrid environment. People’s preference for home and remote working is less of a trend and more of a permanent change. Some candidates will expect home and hybrid working options as standard when they apply for positions. Companies will have to consider offering flexible and home working options if they want to attract and retain the best talent.

2. Remote hiring is here to stay

The advantages for of remote hiring for businesses are :

  • A larger and diversified talent pool: Removing geographical distance limitations offers a larger talent pool of people.

  • Faster hiring times: The emergence of video interviews can result in a more efficient, quicker hiring time for employers.

  • More diverse skill sets: Hiring remote lets you build a workforce that’s varied.

3. Environmental Impact

Huge focus is being placed on climate change, and as a result of this people are becoming more and more concerned with environmental issues and are making a conscious choice to reduce their carbon footprint. Businesses will have to respond and deliver concrete action and measurable progress in this regard in order to keep customers, attract top talent and continue to be successful.

4. Brand building

The more a candidate knows about your company, mission, culture, people, and purpose the more likely they are to apply for a job. According to a recent survey conducted by Linkedin, a strong employer brand can lead to a 28% reduction in turnover and a 50% reduction in cost per hire.

Understanding the current and upcoming hiring trends puts you in a better position to recruit the best talent or secure your next new job in 2022.


Contact Riada for a confidential discussion about your career or business requirements today. 028 7032 6600 |

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