Recruitment Trends in a More Connected and Intelligent World
<h3>By Alejandro Coca, Head of Business,</h3> <p>JUST like how much we love having milk tea and boba on summer days and can’t resist Starbucks’ special minty brews during the holidays, there’s always a great time for just about everything and that includes job hunting. </p> <p>If you’re looking for new opportunities for the coming year, know that timing is crucial in finding that dream job.</p> <p>Recruiters will advise you to stay clear of companies during the holiday season, and that January and February are usually two of the best months to look for long-term, full-time jobs since these are the months most companies receive updated budgets and sales forecasts.</p> <p>But like everything else, the Covid-19 pandemic has also caused a dramatic shift to digital when it comes to recruitment. Now that we are returning to some level of “normality,” some major recruitment trends are predicted to take place in the coming years to expedite the hiring process, particularly in high-risk industries like health care.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="1024" src="" alt="" class="wp-image-16205" srcset=" 1024w, 300w, 150w, 768w, 1536w, 1200w, 1881w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Alejandro Coca</figcaption></figure> <p>In our interview with Alejandro Coca, co-head of, he says we’ll probably see a higher rate of adoption of existing technologies in the market and increased innovation within the hiring process in terms of automation. He also pointed out that reducing time-to-hire will be a huge focus across the board, and this can only be achieved through increased digitalization of all parties.</p> <p>As a result, regulators and facilities in many countries will be able to bolster their work force to help compensate for shortages that existed pre-pandemic, as well as in dealing with the overwhelming backlog of non-urgent appointments, treatments and surgeries that decelerated during the pandemic.</p> <p> is a platform that provides Filipino health-care professionals around the world with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, among these being the continuous innovation and digitalization in the hiring process.</p> <p>“ has been approached to help with the hiring process across a multitude of sectors and specialisms in the health-care industry. However, the demand for qualified nurses is at an all-time high and we are seeing this across the board of specialisms,” noted Coca.</p> <p>Needless to say, Filipino health-care workers who are dreaming of working overseas will find a host of job openings in many countries around the world, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Not only that, but Filipino health-care professionals are also highly in-demand globally because of their excellent work ethic and industry knowledge.</p> <p>Coca shared, “The major trend that we are seeing for Filipino health-care workers is that they are globally renowned for their proficiency within the health-care sector. Filipino health-care professionals are synonymous with excellent patient care and the huge number of medical colleges in the Philippines results in a significant number of the global health-care community being of Filipino descent.”</p> <p>For ambitious health-care workers who want to secure the most rewarding opportunities, Coca advises, “The world is really your oyster. Many countries are offering incredibly attractive incentives, packages and learning environments to encourage qualified health-care professionals to make the move.” That is why he urges Filipino health-care applicants to use a specialized health-care career platform like, which collates all the requirements they need in one place, and works alongside a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited partner. </p> <p>“Since day one at, technology has been the backbone of what we do. With all of our verifications stored on Matic, a side chain of the Ethereum blockchain, we’ve created a ‘verify once, valid forever’ methodology to provide added value for all stakeholders when it comes to health-care hiring,” said Coca.</p> <p> members are assured that their verifications are completely secure and can easily be shared. Alongside this, employers immediately know they can trust the accuracy of the verified documents they receive, and that they have not been tampered with or edited.  Those interested in making the move can find lots of opportunities at’s “Jobs” tab just by registering at <em></em> to create an account and start building a digital résumé that will connect them with possible employers all over the world. Being connected and increasing digitalization were also the highlights of Huawei’s 2022 Sustainability Forum, Connectivity+: Innovate. Huawei signed a global commitment to join the International Telecommunication Union’s Partner2Connect digital alliance, which will bring connectivity to about 120 million people in remote areas in more than 80 countries by 2025.</p> <p>Liang Hua, chairman of Huawei, announced the decision as the forum explored how ICT innovation could unleash the business and social value of connectivity, and how to drive sustainability in the digital economy era.&nbsp;</p> <p>In his keynote address, Dr. Liang pointed out how connectivity plays an important role in every aspect of our lives. It makes lives easier and healthier, economies stronger, and the environment greener.</p>