Sourcing and Onboarding Hacks For 2022

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According to recent statistics, 50% of respondents have declined job offers because the candidate experience was poor, and 31% of new hires will leave their new job in less than six months. What can HR professionals and leaders do to provide solid candidate and onboarding experience so as to stand out amongst the sea of competition?

Do you know what are the 'hacks' that HR professionals and leaders are using to find (and keep) talent?

Recruitment in 2022 is a challenge. Budgets are a little leaner, teams are a little smaller, and talent is a lot harder to reach. The entire talent and acquisition space has changed dramatically in the last few years. The global pandemic dispersed the workforce and changed their expectations about what work itself should look like. A harrowing political climate has placed the focus on diversity and inclusion, and new tools of the trade, including virtual recruitment and digital onboarding, have all played a part.

As a talent acquisition or HR professional, you have to approach your way of working differently. An estimated 97 million new jobs will open up by 2023, and companies will compete for the same candidates in a way they never have before. Even when candidates have been identified, HR professionals can’t rest on their laurels.

According to recent statistics, 50% of respondents have declined job offers because the candidate experience was poor, and 31% of new hires will leave their new job in less than six months.

To counter that, emphasis could be placed on providing solid candidate and onboarding experience. And to stand out amongst the sea of competition, here are some sourcing and onboarding hacks to help you find (and keep) the talent you need.

In this report, we discuss:

Sourcing Hacks

1. Uncover Hidden Talents

2. Use Glassdoor

3. Look Within

4. #TikTok

5. Use Simple, Descriptive Job Titles and AI-powered Job Descriptions

6. Gamify The Experience

7. Use LinkedIn Automation

8. Consider Including Tests As Part Of The Application Process

9. Use Email Finders

10. Build Positive Relationships with Managers

11. Use Non-Disruptive, Automated Background Checks

Onboarding Hacks

1. Establish Clear Onboarding Schedules

2. Onboarding Cohorts

3. Use an Onboarding Platform

4. Obtain Regular Feedback

5. Utilize Pre-Onboarding

6. Use Ramp Camps

7. Celebrate the First Day

8. Use the Buddy System

9. Prepare For Their Arrival

Recruiting is extremely challenging. Finding ideal candidates in a competitive digital environment is tough, and you may need to start thinking outside the box to get what you need. At the same time, getting hired and joining a new company can also be a stressful, uncertain experience. They are worried about introducing themselves, wondering if they made the right decision and anxious about doing the wrong thing - especially when it comes to remote work. These sourcing and onboarding hacks will help you navigate the tough recruitment and retention landscape in 2022.

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