It would be an understatement to say that the employment marketplace and job market have undergone considerable changes during the past three years.
The COVID-19 pandemic kicked off one of the most turbulent periods in the history of our nation’s workforce—and the turbulence may not be over yet. After all, the Great Resignation is still happening and the pandemic still exists, albeit in the form of weaker strains of the virus.
Regardless, while there is no crystal ball that will reveal the future, there are some things about which we can be almost certain. As you will see, many of them are simply a continuation of trends that began during the past three years. And since there does not appear to be anything poised to stop them—at least at this point—they could continue unimpeded.
Below are four important hiring trends that will shape 2023:
The pandemic is most definitely behind this trend, and it’s continued almost unabated since the pandemic started. Employers are still conducting in-person interviews, but they’re quickly becoming the exception rather than the rule.
With this in mind, it’s a good idea to audit your interviewing practices, starting with all of the interviews that you conducted in 2022.
#2—Increased emphasis on diversity and inclusion
Actually, the acronym is DEI, which stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. According to Wikipedia, DEI is “a conceptual framework that claims to promote the fair treatment and full participation of all people, especially in the workplace, including populations who have historically been under-represented or subject to discrimination because of their background, identity, disability, etc.”
This is a trend that is NOT going away, regardless of how prevalent (or not) the COVID-19 virus becomes.
#3—The need for employee retention efforts
As noted above, the Great Resignation has not slowed down much, if at all, since it began nearly two years ago (despite the fact that some large technology companies have recently laid off employees).
More than ever, companies must do what is necessary to adequately engage their employees, especially their top performers. Failure to do so can result in the loss of those employees—and the value that they bring to the organization.
#4—The need for temporary workers.
You’ve probably noticed the nearly non-stop flow of headlines proclaiming that there will be a recession in the near future, most likely in 2023. Since that’s the case, temporary workers will become an important part of employers’ workforce management plans.
This is yet another reason why building a relationship with an experienced staffing firm is a strategic move heading into 2023.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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