Don’t Ignore These Individuals When Hiring!

Zabe Khan
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)
3 min readJul 8, 2022

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The upheaval of the past few years has drastically changed the labour market landscape. People have resigned willingly seeking flexible working, lost their jobs because of the pandemic, qualified people find themselves underemployed, mature workers are frozen out, graduates compete fiercely to get jobs, and disengaged workers are sitting tight, holding out until they find that dream role they want. These are just a few trends reverberating the world over, especially in Western economies. Faced with an acute shortage of quality talent, Hiring Managers should not be too picky when making hiring decisions and instead, think outside the box when considering candidates for job openings. Below are talent pools that Hiring Managers should not be averse to:

Individuals returning to work: Mothers who have taken time off to have children and want to get back into position have high levels of motivation and desire. A similar applies to ill people who have recovered from an illness and wish to return to work. If companies are willing to spend some time and effort to reintegrate them into the work routine, they will be great hires.

The unemployed: Many experienced individuals have been frozen out of the market altogether through no fault of their own. So don’t make assumptions about the unemployed as your next candidate could not be in a job. You may be…

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Zabe Khan
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)

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