The No. 1 skill for recruiters to embrace in 2021 is adaptability, according to LinkedIn’s survey.
“This isn’t surprising, given the challenges we faced last year,” Mark Lobosco, vice president Talent Solutions at Linkedin said. “Recruiters are rapidly adding skills like bringing clarity to talent data, reshaping employer branding and fine-tuning the virtual hiring process.”
Notably, the fastest-growing pivot for recruiters during the pandemic was personal development.
“We saw recruiters massively increase their appetite for learning as soon as COVID-19 hit last March, more than doubling their normal learning consumption in the following months,” said Johnny Campbell, CEO of Dublin-based SocialTalent, a learning platform for recruiters. “Hot topics included talent advisory training, virtual interviewing, being productive while working remotely, virtual onboarding and internal mobility. Learning how to be better talent advisors is always a popular topic for recruiters, but many more sought it out for the first time as their hiring managers frantically reached out to them with a massive demand for information about the evolving labor market.”