Recruiting 2022: Boom and Bust

by Paul DeBettignies | at Minnebar 16 | 2:50 – 3:35 in Minnetonka | View Schedule

Building, growing and sustaining teams has been and continues to be an “interesting” ride… flashback to recent summers:

• 2019 “War for Talent”

• 2020 “Summer of COVID”

• 2021 “Great Resignation”

• 2022 “Great Resignation” + “Great Hiring Freeze” = “Great Attraction and/or Bust”

Whether recruiting in Minnesota, Midwest and/or remote A LOT has changed the past years. The question is, have you?

My view is most companies have not changed with the times and then wonder why they can’t find who they are looking for. And worse, for a time and for some still, can’t retain their current teammates.

So, you’re wondering… now what? What can, should we be doing?

Here the topics you need to be aware of and I'll have a list of "to do's":

• Employer branding (telling your story)

• Career page

• Job descriptions

• Hiring remote teams

• Candidate experience

• Salaries including remote

Your questions and participation are requested

All levels

Paul DeBettignies

Paul DeBettignies is better known online as Minnesota Headhunter. Recognized as a Talent Leader, depending on the project he is working on, titles like Senior Tech Recruiter, Senior People Operations Consultant, Principal Talent Advisor are frequently used.

For 25+ years Paul has built software, tech, product and digital teams with startups and tech companies throughout the country with a focus on Minnesota and the Midwest and creates recruiting strategies for Fortune 500 clients. Paul is the author of “Minnesota Headhunter” (the longest running regional recruiter blog) and the recently debuted bi-weekly newsletter “Recruiter Life”.

He is a regional and national speaker, trainer, subject matter expert and trusted media source on recruiter, HR, career, job search, networking and social media topics.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul despises bios and does not take himself as serious as this all sounds. He loves sunsets, fishing, gardening and still believes that one day the Gophers will go to the Rose Bowl.

Stay in contact with him by clicking: LinkedIn | @MNHeadhunter | Minnesota Headhunter Blog