Today, many businesses are on hiring freeze due to the global health crisis. At the same time, companies are looking for a way to engage and retain their top performers as best as possible. In this matter, talent acquisition should be shaped and transformed. LinkedIn has recently released its Future of Recruiting report, with 6 predictions on what the workforce can expect from talent acquisition in future.
To help leaders understand how COVID-19 is transforming recruiting, LinkedIn surveyed over 1,500 professionals globally and over 500 in Asia-Pacific (Australia, India, Singapore and rest of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia) who self-identified as working, or recently working in, a human resources or talent acquisition role or at a search and staffing agency.
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Some insights from the report include:
- In 2020, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore, Australia and the Philippines saw higher internal mobility (IM) rates than the global rate of 19.5 percent, a positive indicator that companies in these countries are leading the way in driving IM.
- 64 percent in Southeast Asia (SEA) saw IM as a priority, compared to 62 percent in Asia-Pacific (APAC).
- 74 percent in SEA surveyed say that they are shifting towards more flexible work arrangements, allowing for both remote work and office.
- Those surveyed cited the top challenge as building and retaining a strong workplace culture (42% in SEA). The second biggest challenge is creating a positive employee experience (40% respectively for SEA and SG).
- In SEA, many felt that these were the most important skills for recruiters to have now, and in future.
- The most important skills for recruiters to have in the next year: Adaptability (61%), Oral communication (61%) and Time management (61%)
- The most important skills for recruiters to have in the next five years: Business acumen/understanding (71%), Analytical thinking (67%) and Collaboration (67%)
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