Recruiting Trends – Changes in Priorities

by Maggie Chisum

There are plenty of things that have changed over the past few years. Priorities have shifted, and that is apparent when you look at the recruiting process. If your company is not willing to adapt, you will lose out on top-tier talent, every time. Here are two trends we have seen take priority for our candidates.

To start, let’s discuss the most important shift – fully remote work. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Candidates enjoy the balance that a WFH setup brings…and they enjoy the relaxed dress code! Getting rid of a daily commute also adds to the desirability of working from your home, or local coffee shop (or, from wherever you want.) Regardless of how ‘fun’ the culture is at your office, or even how prestigious your company is, candidates care more about being home and having the flexibility that only a remote environment offers. 

There is also a movement toward working with companies who truly care about others. In the past few years, we have seen candidates become more and more interested in the charitable aspects of companies – how are they serving the community? Are they serving the community at all? A nicely worded mission statement isn’t enough anymore. Candidates want to see ethics in action, and they aren’t willing to work for leaders who aren’t willing to walk the walk.

Overall, I think we are all just more aware of how precious our time is. And candidates want to make sure that their work experience reflects their values – both personally and professionally. Our tip for obtaining the best talent in this market? Make sure that you are flexible with your work structure, and that you stay busy doing good. (Oh & put the salary in the job description!)