Critical problems demand creative solutions! As Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world forever, it has also increased our capacity to look beyond the impossible.

In the first and second quarter of 2020, there have been mass layoffs by the companies. According to a report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), around 81 million jobs are wiped out in 2020.

However, the economy is slowly coming back on its knees with ease of COVID rules & regulations. Jobs are returning to India with major changes in hiring trends post-COVID. Businesses are opening up and industries are right back on track though at a slow pace.

Needless to say that building efficient manpower would be one crucial step to transform the businesses. The process of hiring criteria post-Covid is going to be a demanding exercise.

The challenging times of Covid-19 have paved the way for smart thinking. Large businesses as well as small business owners are becoming more creative. If you are an entrepreneur and looking to expand your team, these set of skills you should be looking for in your prospective employer:

Critical Thinker

You don`t need hands & legs to drive your organization, you need a head and heart to drive your organization. Thus, people who can think critically, quickly, and can solve problems with ease should be given preference. Complex problems need creative solutions and this new hiring trend will focus on such analytical skills.

Agility will be under the spotlight

The smartest business decision you can make is to hire qualified people. Therefore, hiring the right people is very important.

Apart from looking for qualifications and skills ‘flexibility’ is what you should be aiming for. Flexibility is the need of the hour, and we all must look for people that can easily adapt to the new working norms.

Hire people who come for the love of the job. A person who loves challenges will deliver the service and products just the way your customer needs and would be the right fit for the business.

Versatility is the Key Factor

Courtest to Covid-19, new tasks, roles, and responsibilities have emerged suddenly. Hence, we all must stretch ourselves to the optimum level considering the hiring trends post Covid. The prospective employee must bring a set of multiple skills that will outdate role titles and definitions to benefit your business.

Creative Mindset!

If there is one thing that can never be off-the-shelf that is Creativity! Thinking out-of-the-box will always bring a sense of innovation in every dimension of business. Hence, bringing in a creative mindset will take your business to a whole new level. This is one hiring trend, one should follow.

Making a comeback from a struggling situation is not easy, but reaching out to the right people is. Shift your perspective from the mainstream recruiting process to a creative one.

As the hiring trends have changed, make use of Twitter and Linked In. to interact with job seekers and connect with them on a personal level too.