As more industries return to their pre-pandemic state, we can expect 2023 to be a year full of opportunity and innovation in the labor market. In this blog, we’ll discuss several of the recruiting trends that we expect to see in the new year. Below are 5 recruiting trends we expect to see in 2023.
1. Continued Remote Work/ Hybrid Work
Work-from-home and hybrid working arrangements will continue to form a productive part of businesses. Candidates will be seeking opportunities for more flexible work hours and arrangements. Work-life balance and mental health have become worker priorities, so offering flexibility in time and location for work continues to have strong appeal.
2. Retention is a Primary Focus for Recruiting
As companies fight to continue growing as recession looms, many are shifting focus to retaining their employees. Why? Because they know that when the market disruptions resolve and the economy begins to improve, they need to be prepared. Increasing growth efforts will be much more difficult if they lay off employees now and have to replace them later.
Managers will focus on retaining their current staff, such as internal career mobility paths. These paths provided employees with ways to pursue a promotion. The potential for promotion is a valuable enticement for employees to remain with the company and build a career there.
3. DEI Enhancement
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have become vital to a company’s brand and culture. DEI initiatives vary from business to business, but these practices prove a real enticement during the entire recruitment process. Inclusive language in job descriptions, unconscious bias training for hiring managers, and diverse interview panels are all ways you can enhance your recruitment process.
4. Great Resignation Workers Return
Many of the workers who left during the Great Resignation regret quitting and will be actively looking for jobs in the new year. While this won’t alleviate the talent shortage issues facing HR managers and recruiting firms, it will infuse more qualified job seekers into the labor market.
5. Recruitment Process Revision
The competition within the job market for top talent is stiff. The hiring process is often where candidates are lost. Applicants tend to accept job offers that suit their needs on the spot. The slow rate of review and response in some hiring systems can mean missing out on the ideal person for the role.
Many businesses are focusing their efforts on revising and streamlining the recruitment process. The goal? To attract more top talent, get them through the process quickly and smoothly, and retain them once they are hired.
These 5 recruiting trends we expect to see in 2023 are hopeful. While some old trends will continue into the new year, fresh takes will also be in demand. Whether old trends or new, the goal is the same: recruit and retain the best talent out there.
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