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The recruiting landscape is always changing and evolving, and there’s no reason to believe 2023 will be any different. The pandemic, advances in technology, and increased competition for talent has spurred many of the recruiting trends you are likely to see in 2023. 

Here are the recruiting trends you should keep an eye on for next year.

Remote Work Becoming the Norm

Even before the pandemic, remote work was on the rise. But now, with so many people working from home, it’s become the new norm. In fact, the majority (58%) of workers in the U.S. work remotely at least part-time. 

In order for your company to stay competitive, you should consider offering hybrid or remote work options. This also means that recruiting efforts need to be focused on attracting top talent regardless of location.

Importance of Company Reputation Increasing 

A company’s reputation is important for recruiting efforts because it can make or break a candidate’s decision to apply for a position. In fact, 75% of candidates will not take a job if the company has a bad reputation. Therefore, it’s important for companies to focus on building and maintaining a positive reputation. 

This can be done by investing in recruiting efforts that focus on company culture, values, and mission. Additionally, companies should make sure to communicate their reputation to potential candidates through their website, social media, and other marketing channels.

Focus on “Power Skills” 

Soft skills are becoming more important than ever. Many tasks that once required hard skills are now being automated, so many companies are in need of employees who can problem-solve and think creatively. Therefore, companies are starting to invest in recruiting efforts that focus on finding candidates with strong soft skills. 

Not only that, but many HR professionals have begun rebranding soft skills as “power skills.” The idea is, the term “soft” implies that these skills are not important, so many professionals in the HR world have begun calling them power skills instead. 

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts 

Companies are focusing more on diversity and inclusion because they are realizing the benefits of having a diverse workforce. A diverse workforce can bring different perspectives and ideas to the table, which can lead to more innovation. In addition, companies that focus on diversity and inclusion are also seen as more attractive to potential employees. As a result, these companies often have an easier time recruiting top talent. Therefore, we can expect to see this trend continue in 2023.


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