What top talent is looking for in their post-pandemic careers.

Today’s Covid environment has made top talent reassess their job needs and goals. With so many requirements and environmental changes taking place over the past year, many have adapted to working from home and have new expectations for how work looks in 2021 and beyond.

Here are some of the top requirements job seekers are looking for in their 2021 careers.

The Number One Priority Has Changed For Job Seekers For 2021

Today’s top talent is ranking the safety of their families as their number one priority for the job they accept. Prior to 2020, they used to rank financial providing for families as number one.

This is no surprise as we see how the pandemic has brought families closer to home, focused on health, and debating what safe measures they can make to protect those they love.

If you are looking to attract the top talent right now for your open position, health and safety must be first and foremost in your discussion and job listing. Does your website’s employer page discuss how you are keeping your employees safe? Have you outlined your health guidelines for all team members to follow? Stating information like this for your candidates to view during their research will help you move to the top of their career consideration.

Increased Hiring For Top Industries

There’s a big surge for top talent in certain industries during this post-pandemic period. Health education, public health, industrial, retail, and technology are all seeing a massive jump in demand and there aren’t enough qualified candidates for the jobs.

Top candidates in these areas are deciding carefully which companies they want to partner with. Some of the main requests in the post-pandemic 2021 career include remote work, babysitting care for children, flexible hours, and a competitive salary.

With more than 68% of workforce managers stating they will be likely to hire over the next few months [Source: Staffing Industry Analyst], now is the time to look at what factors you can build into your job packages to attract your ideal candidate.

Fast Movement Towards Hiring & Onboarding

There are big changes happening in many industries right now. With that comes the need to fill positions now. The need to connect with more candidates than ever is crucial for finding the right talent. With so much virtual interaction, companies are seeing how necessary it is to expand their demographic pool and invite a wider set of candidates into the interview process.

Top candidates are also on the look out for better opportunities if they are not in an ideal situation for their future career. They’re looking to leverage their current work experience for a better and healthier position right now. If the right offer comes along, they’re looking to move fast and aren’t afraid to cut ties with old toxic work environments.

“The ability to move quickly from sourcing, to resume selections, to phone screen, and multiple rounds of virtual interviews means there needs to be more candidates coming into the top of the funnel, and at a high quality.” Says Jeff Naugle, Catalyst Career Group, Co-Founder.

Ultimately, these 2021 job seeker trends are pushing hiring companies to be as efficient as they can. Leveraging technology and sourcing a wider range of talent into their interviewing pool is key to successful job fulfillment. It also means companies need to have a consistent and trustworthy process for sourcing top candidates.

That’s where Catalyst Career Group virtual job fairs, virtual private hiring events, and make-your-own virtual events make the difference! Our 12+ years of recruitment experience means we know how to find the best group of candidates for your exact position. We can also deliver them pre-screened to your private event to take the stress out of filling your specific need. Schedule a 20 minute phone call with Catalyst Career Group to discuss which virtual job sourcing option is best for your environment!

Catalyst Career Group provides Diversity Job Fairs and Diversity Private Hiring Events that take the guess work out of candidate sourcing and hiring. Contact us today to discuss your diversity initiatives and how we can help you go farther in your inclusion practices!

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At a Catalyst Career Group Job Fairs, quality and value come together to help employers find the right hires and fill open positions fast!

We work hard to provide a comfortable and professional environment for you to meet with prospective candidates. You will find that the candidates that attend our Job Fairs are dressed professionally, have their resumes ready, and are ready to put passion into working for your company.

No other Job Fair company gives you more for your investment.

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6 Steps To Hiring More Diverse Candidates

Diversity hiring has taken an especially significant priority during 2020. As hiring managers look to enhance their diversification, their hiring practices must get a refresh.

To make the most of your hiring pool and expand your diversity candidate reach, here are six ways hiring managers can updated their hiring practices to get more diversity in their candidates.

1. Evaluate The Current Hiring Practices

When you take an audit of your current process, you’ll find there are areas for improvement in the location you’re sourcing, the resume background you receive, and the places you go to physically recruit from.

Take a step back and look at the statistics of your diversity hiring. Is there an issue at the top-funnel collection process? Or is there a lack of diversity at the bottom of the funnel final interview stage?

You won’t know how to grow until you fully evaluate the data and understand your starting point.

2. Set A Diversity Goal To Reach

The second step towards success is identifying what you’d like to achieve with your hiring efforts. While simply saying you want to have more diversity hires doesn’t give a clear enough goal, giving a numeric example does!

Choose one of the metrics from your “Evaluate the Current Hiring Practices” above and really focus in on what is reasonable for goal setting. This could be something such as a 20% or 50% diversity top-funnel collection process. Or it could be having a goal of 30% final interview stage or 20-50% diversity job offers bottom-funnel goal.

At this point, choose just one or two goals to reach and put numbers behind your planning. That way you can communicate more effectively with others on the team and you can see how the efforts are measuring along the way.

3. Increase Diversity With Your Job Listings

Take a look at your current job listing. Consider the language and word choices that describe your open positions.

Whether on your website or other job board platform, look to include language that supports diversity hiring. Next, choose language that attracts your diversity pool. For example, if you are looking to attract more females to your company, avoid using excessive amount of masculine pronouns (he, his, him, etc.).

4. Increase Diversity On Your Website

Job seekers who value diversification in their company will often take the time to fully research the business they are considering.

Take a look at the images, videos, and language displayed on your website. Do you have an equal ratio of men to women? Are multiple ethnicities shown? It makes a difference to the candidate if they can see that your company values these things on the website.

5. Increase Your Diversity With Candidate Screening

To add more diversity in your candidate screening process, consider adding a personality assessment to your interviewing process.

Companies that utilize these to fill positions have shown a higher level of diversification. This is because character and personality data leads the decision-making process instead of gut instinct. We at Catalyst Career Group can give personality assessments to all candidates we source so that you are delivered higher quality results to fit your needs.

Also, consider doing “blind” hiring techniques in your hiring. You can utilize a recruiter to collect resumes and present relevant job-related qualifications while keeping school/name/age/address hidden. At Catalyst Career Group, we partner with businesses looking to increase their diversity hires and provide diverse candidates, pre-screened for your exact needs.

6. Reassess Your Diversity Hiring Practices

So you went through the process of evaluating your hiring procedures, updating your candidate sources, and identifying manual procedures that could limit diversity bias. Once you have gone through one or two rounds of the hiring practice, you should reassess the outcome.

Looking at how the interviews and resumes were handled will help you identify where you are excelling and what still needs improvement. Continuously work towards maintaining a diversity goal and your results will get closer to creating an equal hiring field for all job seekers!

Catalyst Career Group provides Diversity Job Fairs and Diversity Private Hiring Events that take the guess work out of candidate sourcing and hiring. Contact us today to discuss your diversity initiatives and how we can help you go farther in your inclusion practices!

WE HELP EMPLOYERS CUSTOMIZE THEIR JOB FAIR OPPORTUNITIES!

At a Catalyst Career Group Job Fairs, quality and value come together to help employers find the right hires and fill open positions fast!

We work hard to provide a comfortable and professional environment for you to meet with prospective candidates. You will find that the candidates that attend our Job Fairs are dressed professionally, have their resumes ready, and are ready to put passion into working for your company.

No other Job Fair company gives you more for your investment.

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Benefits of Diversity Hiring

As one of the biggest topics in today’s business environment, hiring for diversity claims an impressive role in a workplace’s performance. Not just for political correctness, focusing on diversity hiring gives team members, managers, and customer an elevated ROI. As you are looking forward to your hiring this 2021, these statistics show the benefit of adding new skills and experiences to your organization.

Diversity hiring has been shown to encourage new concepts and ideas when looking at systems, processes, and products.

There’s a certain competitive advantage that businesses obtain when they hire new and various backgrounds of individuals. With different ethnicities and experiences comes creative ways to view problems and methods. You’ll see an increase in output and planning when diversity hiring is purposely incorporated in your candidate pool. The Boston Consulting Group actually show that businesses with diversity hiring in management saw a 19% higher revenue from innovation than other businesses with lower diversity.

Businesses that welcome diversity hiring actually see lower turnover.

More 30 year olds are taking on a greater number of jobs in the markets than ever before. If you are looking to increase your retention rate with this growing demographic of career-minded professionals, you’ll want to consider how diversity impacts their decision making. In a Deloitte study, individuals in this age group remain with companies that encourage diversity hiring. It impacts their decision making when looking for a job move and when partnering long-term for a career.

Diversity hiring has been shown to increase profitability.

A 2018 Harvard Business Review article actually found an amazing statistic when looking at certain venture capitalists. Fund returns and investments profited from diversity hiring. When different ethnic backgrounds teamed up for their business goals there was an astonishing 26.4 – 32.2% greater success rate than others of an all-the-same ethnicity.

Reports like this affirm that diversity has a major influence on financial performance, investing interest, and pool of clientele. Diversity hiring and business profitability are related. A diverse company is where CEOs, Hiring Managers, and Human Resources place value on attracting new candidates with various backgrounds and ethnicities.

A powerful diversity focus will advance innovation, lower turnover, and increase your profits. Interested in increasing your diversity hiring? Catalyst Career Group has over a decade of experience recruiting and managing Diversity Job Fairs. We’ll help you meet top candidates in your area interested in growing their career. Our national Diversity Job Fairs are perfect for quick turn around hires, hard to hire positions, and specific expertise qualities.

Contact Catalyst Career Group for virtual job fairs and private hiring events.

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July Hiring Trends & Market Indicators

Wondering what the hiring trends looks like from countries that have already begun their recovery as this first phase of the pandemic moves along? According to LinkedIn’s data on job postings, China’s job data is currently trending upward. This is a great indicator of where other countries, including the U.S. will be at the same place in a few weeks/months as we follow a similar arch.
China’s hiring rate reached 13.4% increased growth year-over-year as of June 5 of this year. This upward trend can be a positive sign for various other markets.
The data indicate that hiring trends begins to grow gradually starting 4-6 weeks after the lockdowns relax. We will still need more info to see if this trend will hold in other locations as public health policy varies from state to state. Also, with most international travel paused, there will be longer impacts on the world economy, but that also means local businesses will see opportunities and higher in demand for their services.

Latest July Hiring Trends Revealed

According to the recent release of July hiring trends, the U.S. is currently seeing an uptick in hiring. We are currently at equivalent employment numbers to 2014 and 2015. This is quite astonishing considering the sharp decline just a few months earlier.
According to BLS.gov, some hiring trends to note include Leisure/Hospitality (+2.09m), Retail Trade (+740k), Education/Health Services (+568k), Manufacturing (+356k), and Business Services (+306k).

Businesses Prepare For Second Time Round

One thing this report does not show is the more recent spike in cases. With many states rolling back reopenings, we are seeing businesses once again impacted. This time though, businesses, employees, and consumers don’t have the same level of panic as previously seen in the first sweep of closures. Positive Trends In The Market, Giving Us A Stronger Position Going Forward:
  • Logistics and supply have developed faster ways to meet demand by prioritizing supply.
  • Businesses became equipped and implemented policies for customer and employee safety.
  • Consumer needs have grown into buying trends and businesses are responding quickly to bring solutions to market.
How has your business been preparing for the upcoming next few months? With new policies in place, do you feel you are ready for a second round of pandemic closures? Contact Catalyst Career Group for virtual job fairs and private hiring events.

What’s Your Plan For Virtual Onboarding & E-Learning?

We are always keeping up on the latest data for the job market and what is impacting companies’ hiring efforts. As we look forward to what lies ahead for Q3 and Q4 of 2020 we’re noticing new trends. Specifically, we’re seeing companies looking to retrain current employees and unique ways to virtually train new hires as they come on remotely or in-person.

Virtual Onboarding

Yes! Companies like yours are hiring right now. There’s fresh talent looking for security and flexibility. The best way to keep them engaged from offer to committed team member is through your new virtual onboarding process. It is the final stage of the recruitment process and it starts the moment the new team members accepts the position – not the first day working.

With much face-to-face interaction lost these days, HR teams are making effort to provide effective virtual onboarding that mirrors normalcy.

A stable onboarding procedure will increase retention rates by 82 percent, which is a pretty staggering number when you consider the time it takes to market, sift through, and interview the right candidate.

This is their first official entrance into the business and community, so with a negative experience, 17 percent of new candidates decide to exit within three months.

Virtual E-Learning

As you anticipate your remote learning for the team, you are most likely considering conferencing software and cloud supported training documents. There are also online training programs that can walk your new hire through a series of videos, text, and Q/A.

You’ll actually give yourself more time if you implement or begin to develop these items now for your future new hire’s comfortable onboarding experience.

Here are just some of many project management tools that provide video tutorials for your workflow:

  • Trello
  • Monday.com
  • Proofhub
  • WEEKDONE

Virtual Socialization

Does your new team member have other colleagues they’ll be working with soon? It’s best to assimilate the meet and greet process is by offering virtual social happy hours. Get creative with your virtual environment to make them feel welcome. There could be themed nights, walking clubs, cook-together events, and TV-show discussion clubs.

This will give the new team member a better idea of your company’s culture and help them engage better on their work assignments too. In this uncertain time for hiring and the economy, this type of onboarding practice an only help with higher retention rates and attracting top talent.

Looking to fill your position fast and need top talent? Contact Catalyst Career Group for virtual job fairs and private hiring events.

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