As we enter the second half of 2021, many economies are rapidly recovering from pandemic lows and employers find themselves in the midst of the Great Rehire. But, with job openings at an all-time high, talent acquisition and workforce management leaders face the challenge of filling those open roles with a limited number of qualified candidates.
At PeopleScout, we are monitoring key trends emerging across RPO, MSP and Total Workforce as the industry shifts to keep up with these challenges. We are seeing a focus on flexibility, both for employers and candidates, as hybrid and project-based models take center stage. And, as organizations look to future-proof their workforces, the move to total talent has been accelerated, with technology solutions at the helm.
One of the biggest trends on all our minds is the increasing priority of diversity, equity and inclusion. Employers are seeking insight and expertise on process best practices, training and metrics to fulfill their DE&I goals.
This issue of NEXT dives into these topics and more to help leaders as they continue ramping up hiring in response to the pandemic recovery. We again present this issue in three sections: Now: Celebrating & Supporting a Diverse Workforce; New: Strategies for the Great Rehire; and Next: A Human-Centered Approach to Talent Acquisition.
As an organization, we are committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive environment for all. In honor of LGBTQ+ pride month, this issue opens with an important feature on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in the workplace, providing a historical look at LGBTQ+ activism and victories in the fight for workplace equity and strategies to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace. Additionally, this issue highlights the importance of women in leadership – told through the voices of PeopleScout women across the organization.
As organizations struggle to fill open roles with the best talent, employer branding, candidate attraction and employee retention strategies have had to step up. Jose Carbia, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Change Healthcare, joined us for a Talking Talent Leadership Profile and accompanying podcast where he discusses his latest project: improving candidate experience with a focus on communication.
This issue also includes Talking Talent Leadership Profiles from George Tate, PeopleScout’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and Mark Jauregui, PeopleScout’s Senior Vice President of Client Delivery. Mark and George joined PeopleScout earlier this year with strong track records of building winning teams, deep functional expertise and backgrounds in technology. In their profiles, they discuss what is top of mind for talent leaders during the Great Rehire.
This issue also features articles on how to improve retention and employee satisfaction with learning and development programs and how to build an employer value proposition that speaks to purpose, passion and a growth mindset.
Thank you for being a part of the PeopleScout community. Please feel free to contact me or your PeopleScout partner directly to share your feedback on this issue of NEXT, discuss how we can support you through the Great Rehire and beyond, or share anything else that may be on your mind.