Are You Ready to Build a Successful Hybrid Workplace?

Last month we talked about tips for attracting and retaining top talent, including the importance of flexible, mobile, and remote work opportunities. This month, we are providing insight on how you can help your company transition to the future work environment, the hybrid workplace.  

Multiple sources are showing hybrid models are the future work environment. According to a McKinsey & Company study, nine out of ten executives envision the future being a hybrid model, most have at best the vision, very few have implemented their plans.

In action, a hybrid work strategy can be fully supported with planning, technology, and implementation. Warning: you will need to refresh your team’s core competencies and acquisition process.

Work from home (WFH) culture was already on the rise before the pandemic. The current war for talent has made it mandatory for organizations to accelerate the adoption process. New soft skills, such as self-motivation, ambiguity tolerance, learning agility are needed, in addition to digital dexterity and technical skills. The top five skills requested for hybrid employees from our clients:

The recruiting process needs to be evaluated to ensure your organization is attracting and hiring the right candidates for your work model. It is recommended to evaluate existing policies and strategies and update as needed to strengthen your talent acquisition. Top 2021 trends:

Remote Interviewing and Hiring: A hiring process that combines virtual and in-person processes will become increasingly standard due to cost and time savings, according to 70 percent of respondents in a LinkedIn survey.

Recruiter Skill Sets: Recruiters have added skills to their toolbox.  Virtual interviewing, onboarding new hires, interpreting talent metrics and showing empathy and compassion have all increased in the current candidate-driven market.

Diversity and Inclusion: This year, 70 percent of job seekers said they want to work for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. – LinkedIn Survey

Contingent Workers: Contingent workers are a talented workforce that chooses to work independently, this doesn’t decrease their value. In fact, it makes them even more valuable because you can leverage the right talent and have a successful workforce whenever you need one.

Analytics: Advances in technology mean that aggregation, trend identification, visualization, and predictive analytics are now standard parts of most recruiting software.

Artificial Intelligence: One of the fastest-growing areas of talent acquisition software today is the use of AI to improve ways to source, identify and engage talent

If you’re not yet ready for the hybrid workplace, let Spot On Talent help! Shoot us an email to let us know your needs and we will follow up with a plan.