As job seekers increasingly seek to work on a seasonal basis, companies must figure out how to get those individuals to work for them. Organizations have to address several significant challenges to hiring.
Amid today's uncertainty, one thing remains constant in the realm of talent acquisition: talent leaders continue to emphasize the candidate experience. In fact, in one recent survey employers of all sizes across various industries still ranked candidate experience as the number one area of focus for global talent acquisition teams in 2021.
This turnover really shouldn't come as a surprise, though: people are thinking about "value" in their work lives today just as they always have. And although employers can't change the facts, they can use this opportunity to review how someone's perception of value may affect their desire either to start a job search or to entertain a conversation with a recruiter.
For the past several months, companies have struggled to find top talent to fill their open positions. This situation long predates the arrival of COVID-19 (do a quick Internet search for "skills gap" and you'll see what I mean), but the pandemic has definitely made it worse.
"People have not spent the past year or longer of their lives sheltering, masking, worrying, caregiving, etc. to go work for a company that doesn't align with their values."