The staffing and hiring industry is ever-changing, and 2023 is sure to bring even more changes. With the rise of new technologies and the ever-changing landscape of the workforce, it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends. Here are a few hiring trends we think you should keep an eye on in 2023 to position your company for success.
1. Hiring will speed up to an all-time high.
As of August 2022, in the US, there were 0.6 unemployed persons per job opening, which means there were more jobs than people to fill them. With this number only decreasing, the amount of time that employers are willing to spend on the hiring process is likely to get shorter. The average time to hire is currently around 40 days, but as employers face increasing workforces, they will look to speed up the process.
New tech-based and AI solutions are likely to emerge and existing ones will be adopted by more companies to help speed up the hiring process. Augmented reality interviewing, robot-assisted job training, and blockchain-powered applications that can store a workforce’s experience are just a few of the innovations we’ll see this coming year.
2. More companies will offer trial working relationships.
In an effort to speed up the hiring process, more companies are likely to offer working relationships before committing to a full employment contract. This can take the form of trial freelancing work or a temp contract, both of which give the employer access to your work while giving you the chance to see if it’s a good fit before committing longer-term. As an independent contractor, business owner, or freelance worker, it’s important to be transparent about your independence and set clear expectations with potential clients.
3. New skill acquisition becomes more common.
As employers get a better look at the talent they hired, they’re beginning to realize that in order to succeed in their job, the employee must be able to utilize a variety of skills. Instead of specializing in one area and never using them again, employees should expect their employers to encourage augmentation—or the learning of new skills. Whether this is a good thing or not depends on your perspective. As a job seeker, it’s a chance to enhance your portfolio and prove how committed you are to growth. As an employer, it’s a way to get more mileage out of an employee.
4. Job seekers will start to see personalized recruitment campaigns.
In a world where companies have access to an overwhelming amount of data, it’s becoming possible for employers to deliver a more personalized recruitment experience. Whether this takes the form of a custom recruitment campaign or an algorithm-based job recommendation, candidates are likely to feel that their potential employer is paying attention to more than just their job title and career level.
5. More companies will adopt remote-first hiring practices.
As the social, cultural, and technological implications of a totally remote workplace unfold, companies will begin to see the benefits of hiring candidates that are suitable for a totally remote workforce. Not only does this save money on office space, but it also allows a company to draw from a larger talent pool. While there may still be some positions that require being in the office occasionally, the majority of jobs will be available to candidates who can work remotely full-time.
As we enter the new year, it's important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to hiring trends. If you are looking to hire and have questions, contact us today to see how we can help you reach your 2023 goals!