According to a new analysis, job roles may require up to 10 new skills by 2021; and the current environment – including economic instability due to the pandemic – has made traditional talent pools less viable for source talent. As a result, employers are rethinking how to best get work done and what skills their workers will need in this new normal; and they are making some changes to recruiting functions:
- Defining talent needs by prioritizing skills instead of hiring profiles.
- Uncovering the total skills market instead of targeting known talent pools.
- Creating responsive EVPs, not just responsive candidates.
- Leveraging HR partnerships to map future needs.
- Recruiters and employers working together on how to best align job strategy with organization-wide objectives.
The analysis authors say, “The best recruiting functions that excel in these workforce-shaping behaviors see a 24% increase in quality of hire. High-quality talent can have a significant impact on business outcomes, including individuals who successfully perform in their roles 20% faster and teams that get a 19% boost in their ability to meet future challenges.”