April 26, 2023

Now that 2023 is here, some definite new trends have emerged in the staffing and recruiting industry.


With our current unstable economy, an acute shortage of workers aggravated by the Great Resignation and with many people having gone for early retirements post-pandemic, it’s time for hiring companies to rethink their recruitment strategies.


By understanding the key trends shaping the recruitment industry, recruiters and hiring managers can stay ahead of the curve when it comes to hiring the best talent and keeping current employees happy and engaged. Here are some emerging trends:


·       Corporate Reputation Will Matter Even More


When it comes to hiring new employees, many organizations are focusing on their employer brand. A strong brand can help attract top talent and retain current employees. This is particularly true in a remote hiring landscape, where companies need to work harder to attract top talent. Employer branding includes marketing and public relations, as well as proper hiring processes and policies. Good branding can help organizations stand out from the competition.


  • Social Media in Recruiting will Increase


Since most people use at least one social media platform, it makes sense for hiring managers and recruiters to leverage these channels to attract and hire new job candidates.

Some industries, including the tech sector, have been using social media to hire for years. But now, even more companies are using social media to hire new staff. In fact social media recruitment has been gaining in popularity among talent acquisition as nearly three-quarters of workers between the ages of 18-34 reportedly found their most recent job via social media. And 95% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find job candidates.


  • Get Ready: The Gen Z Workforce is Here


It’s true – Gen Zers are entering the workforce in a variety of roles. The major change they’ll bring into the recruitment business is speed – they’ll expect everything to be virtual and fast-paced.  Outdated recruitment methods will be a major turn-off for them, so, recruiters and hiring managers will have to gear up accordingly. Recruitment Automation, mobile-optimized application processes, and candidate engagement at each step in the recruitment process will become a necessity.


·       Remote Work and Flexibility are Here to Stay


While the number of remote workers will fall from pandemic levels, data has shown that 64% of employees would consider leaving their jobs if they’re not afforded some form of flexibility in where and when they work. More businesses are recognizing this need for providing remote work and flexible working hours – which is beneficial for both employers and employees.


  • Say “Hello” to Bounce-Back Employees


Hey, who wouldn’t want to retire early when financial markets are booming, and nest eggs are growing?  Now, with an uncertain economy and shrinking retirement accounts, many working-age retirees are knocking at their former employer’s door – backed by institutional knowledge and proven skill sets.


That’s why organizations will put more effort into maintaining professional relationships with employees who have left on good terms. By investing in digital workforce performance technology, hiring professionals can keep track of former workers to find who may have the right skills and experiences to fill high-demand roles.


Inter-Connect is a free permanent, temporary and temp-to-hire placement service agency that partners with companies throughout the Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Tri-State region. As staffing experts, we partner with our job candidates to connect them with the right opportunities to meet their career goals. To learn more, contact us today.


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