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November 23, 2020

2020 is Coming to an End: What’s Next?

We can all agree that 2020 has brought plenty of surprises. We can also all agree that HR individuals have had to overcome more obstacles than ever expected. While our industry is constantly adapting to the newest trends, it’s always best to stay on top of what to anticipate in 2021. What exactly can we look forward to discover as we grow closer to entering the new year?

Endeavors to update hiring processes.

Chances are, recruiting for new prospects slowed at some point this year. Maybe you took that time to tackle other projects, or perhaps that was when you began to realize how inconvenient your hiring process was. Many companies did not realize how much of a burden their employing procedure was until suddenly, they were needing to fill multiple open positions. In 2021,  our industry can expect to see many employers updating You can view our interactive and robust integrations portal to find which technology may work best for your company.

An increase in employee engagement and company culture.

More than ever, employees are needing support from their respective companies. Whether that support is emotional, physical, or even monetary, we can expect to see employers expanding the encouragement of great employees. The importance of teamwork is also being stressed by so many companies, particularly ones that are continuing to work from home. Companies should consider setting schedules that involve your entire crew, such as a Friday morning video chats to discuss goals met and goals created, as well as to organize a plan for the following week.

The word of the year? Digital.

It goes without saying that our world has become dependent on technology, but now more than ever, employers are being forced to embrace digital solutions. It’s a trend we continue to see grow every year, but 2021 will be affected more so than others. Companies are now exchanging paper chain-of-custodies for electronic scheduling passports when it comes to their drug screenings. Our online invitation and application, the QuickApp, has seen a massive increase in usage for completely digital recruitment. With every service Atlantic offers able to be offered virtually, we’ve been ready and waiting to update your hiring process to make it easier for both you and your candidates.


As Human Resources Today puts it in their article, the focus of the HR community is one of constant change, even before the new decade began. Every company has transformed one way or another this year, and will continue to do so as time goes on. 2020 may have been unprecedented in more ways than anyone could have ever imagined; but we can’t wait to step into 2021 with goals, confidence, and support that your company may need.