As we look back on 2021 and look forward to what 2022 has in store for hiring and executive recruiting, we here at ACCUR are grateful for the growth and new opportunities we were able to experience in 2021, including a shift to mostly focusing on Director, VP and C-Level positions.
Additionally, we are thrilled to be working with a number of private equity companies on exciting searches that allow us to combine our expertise in the Fortune 500 space with a commitment to finding the most dynamic and entrepreneurial candidates out there.
We’ve also had a chance to reflect on the changes that are affecting our industry. As profound as 2020 was in reshaping daily life all around the world, 2021 proved to be even more of a watershed year, especially regards to hiring. The economy continues to rebound, despite worrying signs of inflation. And top talent is in higher demand than ever.
As we look forward into 2022, here are a few things you can count on.
Remote and hybrid work are here to stay
Employers were forced to adapt to remote work, like it or not, once the Coronvirus pandemic hit. Workers love it and want the flexibility to live where they want to. Because of that, employers are now contemplating making remote or hybrid work a permanent part of the landscape. In 2022, we only expect this trend to continue.
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Boom Times Await Those Who Adapt
We know that the pandemic has hit industries like hospitality and the restaurant business hard. But even within those industries, entrepreneurial thinkers have found ways to survive and even thrive. Their secrets? Adaptability and flexibility, especially when sourcing talent to rise to the occasion.
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Upskilling and Retraining Be Even More Important for Job Seekers
Top talent is in a great position in this roiling market. If you feel like you’d like to level up your career, now is a great time to think about honing your skills, or perhaps adding a new one.
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Employers Must Be Proactive About Retaining Top Talent
Despite an uncertain market, now is not the time to take your talent for granted. The top employers that we are working with have a strong sense of proactive steps to take to retain their best talent.
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It will Become Even More Essential to Utilize Internal Talent
The clients we work with are most often looking to recruit new hires. But an overlooked strategy in a tight labor market is to find ways to make better use of your internal talent, sometimes through encouraging further training.
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Leveraging Non-monetary Compensation Will Provide an Edge
Cash is king, of course, but we advise our clients to think about the non-monetary factors that make their organizations attractive to new hires.
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Talent Will Continue to Migrate
We all know that workers are antsy to move to lower cost-of-living environments. But where are they likely to migrate?
Find out where your remote workers are ending up:
It Will Take Creativity and Flexibility to Get People Back in the Office
Want tips on how to get your talent back in the office? Take a cue from some of the best: