While nearly 30 million Americans are currently unemployed, many companies are still hiring or will be looking to hire in the near future, filling roles that have become vital during the pandemic. Case in point: Kroger has hired more than 100,000 workers since mid-March and will be filling approximately 7,000 more positions to keep up with consumer demand.
As job roles and responsibilities change, it is up to recruiting and hiring managers to keep a close pulse on the traits that will best determine long-term hybrid success. For example, while hard skills like coding, engineering and data analysis were once seen as the core determinant of a candidate’s performance, today skills like collaboration, resilience and agility will be equally, if not more important.
Ultimately, remote working and hybrid models are uncharted territory for many organizations and individuals, and there will always be a learning curve for these new situations and roles. However, employees who can adapt and quickly pivot towards the demands of a hybrid workforce will come out on top.