According to the 2021 Talent Technology Outlook report by SCIKEY, productive remote work would give a strong boost to the Gig economy and hybrid jobs in 2021 will be a reality.
Promoting diversity, inclusion, and market pressure for cost optimization will give Gig a big boost, although there will be minimal external recruiting. Just 20 percent of recruiting will be done by external vendors & HR consultants and agencies, according to the leaders, while 80 percent of the leaders will consider their first option of hiring to be internal hiring. According to 87 percent of leaders, the emphasis on learning and improving key skills and behavioral and leadership competencies would also be a defining factor in the future.
The potential workforce will be expected to be adaptable and possess business acumen skills, according to the SCIKEY Report. The study notes that 67 percent of leaders agree that workforce mobility is important, both when recruiting and when retaining talent. Although 87% of leaders believe that one of the core things they need from their people is critical thinking. Nearly all leaders (93 percent) agree that business acumen must have future skills, the study added. In 2021, remote access to this large talent pool would significantly enhance the efficiency of recruiting and fill the capability gap.
The study shows another pattern that indicates that employers will critically think about improving the talent retention experience of workers as external recruiting will be minimal. 87% of leaders agree that it is a critical task to assess employee success in remote work & 73% believe that employee engagement is a big problem in terms of remote work.
The research is an interpretation, through surveys, social media inputs, interviews, and panel discussions, of inputs from 100-plus C-suite and human resource leaders made by SCIKEY.