Despite a tumultuous 2020, the 2021 hiring outlook is mostly optimistic.

Despite the lingering uncertainty and fluctuating jobs market, let’s start with some good news: the 2021 hiring outlook is positive. Of the 82% of employers who plan to hire this year, 47% say it’s to replace or backfill staff, while 35% plan to hire for new positions. What’s more, 9 in 10 recruiters say they are confident they can find the right candidate.

There’s no downplaying the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on the world of work, from the tools and methods employers use to hire and train candidates, to new policies around remote work and flexibility, to a redefined concept of what it actually means to find “the right fit” between candidates and employers.

In fact, change was the overarching theme of our annual Future of Work Global Survey, which connected with both recruiters and candidates across the globe.

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