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What are Employers looking for in 2022?

What are Employers looking for in 2022?

1) Trustworthy hires who can work from home effectively

• Working from home is normal. No longer is it viewed as an emergency set up, but instead a fully operational hybrid-model is now part of the modern working pattern.
• Existing staff who know the systems, processes and policies have generally worked well remotely. But when new staff join, it has its challenges.
• New hires who have the direct experience and can pick up the systems quickly will be in demand
• Once fully up to speed, remote working has shown increased productivity and lower stress levels due to no commuting

2) Diverse workforce

• Having a diverse workforce is a top priority for firms across the world
• Many have embarked on D&I programmes but intrinsic cultural change requires more focus
• Workplace diversity means respecting and valuing the skills and differences that each staff member brings into the workspace
• Those businesses bringing together staff with different perspectives will put themselves in a better position to succeed
• Firms are now more consciously addressing bias in hiring processes and are examining practices around equal opportunities

3) Re-establishing a sense of Company Culture / Community

• Company Culture is the foundation of any firm. The Pandemic has forced us to work from home and keeping the ethos / drive / direction has been difficult
• Post-pandemic surveys have shown that staff have been longing to re-connect with the sense of community, shared value and goals that has been missing from the Zoom-based working environment
• This sense of belonging and ‘Team’ is attractive to new and existing staff.

4) An ESG focused agenda

• The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of the importance of Environmental & Social impacts across the globe
• ESG is no longer a tick box / PR exercise, it is real and top priority for this generation
• Financial services firms are now taking note about their own environmental impact and their choices around sustainable investing
• 2022 hiring will result in a surge of hiring in ESG supporting functions

The Risk Partners are a boutique recruiter, with Corporate Governance (Risk, Compliance, Legal) at the heart of its activities. We live in a world where Governance steers the world through often challenging times. Our aim is to work in partnership to develop careers and find business solutions. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help you.


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