Pressing Issues in 2021 in Talent Acquisition
Our March Global Sourcing and Recruiting Network Virtual Roundtable brought together Talent Acquisition leaders to discuss the pressing issues on their minds right now. Thank you to members from Amgen, Chevron, Dell, KPMG, and Whirlpool for your participation and engagement.
Member-Led Discussion – Takeaways
Although the future is still very uncertain, Global Sourcing and Recruiting Network members took the time to share their thinking on a variety of topics including gig hiring, campus recruiting and internships, and TA market trends and technologies. Here are some of the takeaways:
- Many organizations are piloting or have already implemented variations of a gig marketplace, especially project-focused internal gig work. Creating the opportunity for employees to work on short-term gig projects promotes skill building, team building, and learning while filling the needs of the organization at little to no cost.
- The use of gig hiring externally has a lot of opportunities including areas such as diversity, restart programs, or early career hiring. One company is considering the use of gig for interns to make it possible for them to work on smaller projects throughout the year, rather than only a few months in the summer.
- Despite a wide range of opportunities for gig hiring, participants agreed it is not likely to take over traditional employment in the near future. However, the level of adoption will vary based on industry, business, and role.
- With the majority of people still not back to office, most organizations plan to continue virtual internships in 2021. Some organizations are keeping options open to bring interns on site for a short time, especially for field roles. Others are considering offering larger stipends to support remote work environments and housing for students.
- The use of artificial intelligence in the TA space is becoming more common but some HR leaders are not satisfied with the results. It is important to remain focused on the effectiveness of its intended purposes and remember that the technology will continue to improve.
Thank you to all who participated for your energy and enthusiasm! We look forward to continuing the conversation!
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