6 Tech Recruiting Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

6 Tech Recruiting Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

The last couple of years transformed how the world works and the tech industry is no exception. Remote work, candidate-driven market, automation are some of the tech recruiting trends that were born out of the pandemic. While accepting the new reality and adapting to it is the first step, keeping up with the continuously changing hiring trends in technology is the bigger challenge right now.

What does 2022 hold for recruiters across the globe? What hiring practices would work best in this post-pandemic world? How do you stay on top of the changes in this industry? The answers to these questions will paint a clearer picture of how to set up for success while recruiting tech talent this year.

6 tech recruiting trends for 2022

6 Tech Recruiting Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

Recruiters, we’ve got you covered. Here are the tech recruiting trends that will change the way you build tech teams in 2022.

  • Data-driven recruiting

Data-driven recruiting strategies are the answer to effective talent sourcing and a streamlined hiring process.

Talent acquisition leaders need to use real-time analytics like pipeline growth metrics, offer acceptance rates (by team, department, and location), quality and cost of new hires, and candidate feedback scores—to help them reduce/eliminate manual work, improve in critical areas and hire the best talent.

The key to capitalizing on talent market trends in 2022 is data. It will help you to analyze what’s working and what needs to be tweaked leaving you room for experimentation.

  • Employer branding and EVP

98% of recruiters believe promoting company culture helps sourcing efforts as seen in our 2021 State Of Developer Recruitment report. Having a strong employer brand that supports an equally strong Employer Value Proposition (EVP) is crucial to swaying candidates’ decision to work at your company.

As recruiters, you have to evaluate what your culture stands for and how candidates can be successful at the workplace. You have to be specific about what EVPs you are offering. Perks like upskilling opportunities, remote work processes, flexible working hours are some of the top EVPs that attract qualified candidates.

A clear, well-outlined EVP builds a healthier company culture, which includes better work-life balance, prioritizes mental health, and encourages remote/hybrid work. This in turn strengthens your employer brand as these policies are candidate-friendly and put them first.

  • Candidate driven market

Katrina Collier, HR and Recruitment facilitator, said in her newsletter that 2021 was the most candidate-driven market she had ever seen in her 18+ years of career. And she’s got it right.

The pandemic drastically increased the skills gap and recruiting tech talent has become an uphill struggle With the severe shortage of tech talent, candidates hold more power in choosing whom to work with—they can afford to be picky.

Simply dangling a competitive pay package will not cut it anymore. Utilize data-driven recruiting to find out what candidates look for in an ideal job role. Is it work-life balance, a healthy company culture, remote work options, or investment in learning and development?

Recruiters and hiring managers need to get creative to stand out from the crowd and attract the cream of the crop.

Recommended read: What NOT To Do When Recruiting Fresh Talent

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Fairer representation and inclusion in the tech industry throughout the world have come to the forefront in the last few years. It has become a key focus of modern recruitment.

While our survey shows us that D&I may have to take a backseat at times to quickly fill open positions—25.6% of our HR respondents believe having a diverse executive team, and improving connections with grassroots student communities can improve their diversity pipeline and fend off biases.

This is further supported by the fact that above-average profitability is 25% higher for companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity in leadership and 36% higher for those with ethnic diversity as seen in McKinsey’s Diversity Wins report.

Recruiters have also experienced candidates turn down job roles due to a lack of DEI representation at the workplace. This is the time to be more intentional about building a diverse tech team to stay relevant and reap the full advantages of D&I in 2022.

Recommended read: Diversity And Inclusion in 2022 – 5 Essential Rules To Follow

  • Automation and AI

Recruiters ghosting candidates is a major pet peeve among the developer community. They don’t receive proper communication or extremely delayed updates, they don’t know how they’re progressing in different stages of the hiring process, and they don’t get much feedback on how they performed in the interviews.

Looking at it from a recruiter’s perspective, regular communication with the candidates is one of the most difficult parts of their job. Manually emailing prospects to nurture them or keeping a large number of candidates in the loop is time-consuming, labor-intensive, and not sustainable.

In 2022 and beyond, recruitment automation trends like automated nurturing and AI for recruiting platforms are what will both eliminate the needless complexity and inefficiency of manual communications and ensure you personalize your team’s candidate outreach. This serves to provide a positive candidate-first experience as well.

  • Remote recruiting and hiring

The future of work is mostly remote/hybrid. Remote work has mandated that tech hiring become a more collaborative process, and accelerated the adoption of tech recruiting platforms. What was a forced necessity last year, is here to stay.

32.5% of companies say that they plan to be completely remote this year. And that should translate into remote hiring practices. More and more candidates are expecting remote work and remote hiring processes.

Remote recruitment saves time, expenses and increases efficiency while also opening the doors to a larger talent pool not limited by geography.

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  • With our 6 million strong developer community, we connect organizations with one of the largest talented candidate pools out there.
  • Our customized virtual hackathons are well-suited to engaging the developer community and strengthening your employer brand.
  • We enable you to create online assessments capable of testing 80+ skills, including full-stack assessments, with minimal technical knowledge.
  • Our AI-powered assessment platform comes with dev-friendly IDEs, practice rounds, and support for multiple languages.
  • Our reports and transcripts benchmark the candidate against the entire community or candidate pool.
  • FaceCode, our intelligent remote coding interview tool, allows you to smoothly invite candidates and conduct technical coding interviews, using a real-time, collaborative code editor with a built-in compiler. Bid adieu to whiteboards!
  • HackerEarth’s L&D platform helps employees to evaluate themselves and identify skill gaps. Once these are specified, you can then curate individual learning pathways that will help your team upskill, grow and be ready for future challenges in the ‘present’.
  • Our platform seamlessly integrates with every major ATS provider including Lever, JazzHR, Workable, and Naukri RMS.
  • We offer quick turnaround times and round-the-clock support throughout the process. Our support system has a 95% B2B Customer Satisfaction rating.

Recommended read: The A-Zs Of Tech Recruiting – A Guide

Staying abreast of tech recruiting trends, improving your hiring processes, and adapting to change is the way forward in 2022. Take note of the technical recruiting tips and patterns in this article to inform your hiring strategy for the better.

Are you ready to begin streamlining your tech recruiting process? Go on then, take HackerEarth for Enterprises for a quick spin to know more.

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