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Remote Hiring Trends for 2021







About the Survey

With Covid-19 accelerating every organization's transformation to remote work, we wanted to explore the key trends talent leaders and recruiting teams expect to see in 2021. The survey was conducted over three weeks in November and the response we received was amazing! We want to thank all of the respondents for their time! Enjoy reviewing the survey results below.

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Executive Summary

right-arrow (4)80% of respondents said their interviewing and hiring process is now fully remote.

right-arrow (4)79% of respondents believe remote hiring can help improve diversity in their organizations.

right-arrow (4)The top two obstacles to hiring more remote employees were an organization's mentality that in-person workers are more effective (38%) and hiring managers wanting local candidates (36%).

right-arrow (4)Only 29% of organizations are currently using Candidate Net Promoter Score surveys. Yet 30% of these organizations say their scores have improved during the pandemic.

right-arrow (4)IT, Management, Sales & Marketing, and Operations & Finance roles lead the way in remote work prevalence.

right-arrow (4)73% of organizations are satisfied with how remote work is going so far, while 75% feel satisfied with remote work technologies.

right-arrow (4)Regarding adopting new remote hiring technologies, respondents said they plan to increase their use of these tools in the future:

  • 39% More Video Interviewing

  • 13% More Online Technical Skills Assessments

  • 12% More Online Soft Skills Assessments

right-arrow (4)Looking to the future, respondents hoped for more innovations in these areas:

  • Better Recruiting Chatbots

  • Better Screening Assessments

  • More All-In-One Platforms

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