As with any year, 2023 will bring new corporate trends that recruiters will need to stay on top of to get ahead. Staffing is an industry that is constantly evolving and adapting to market changes. By understanding the main upcoming trends, recruiters can align with the competition and set themselves, as well as their candidates, up for success.  

AI in recruiting 

Many recruiting firms are turning to automation platforms in order to boost their productivity. Many Artificial Intelligence tools can scan websites such as LinkedIn much faster than a human, making the sourcing process much faster for recruiters. Additionally, staffing automation can assist in email follow-ups, parsing resumes, and even interview scheduling. While it will never take away from the importance of human interaction, it can help recruiters use their time in a more efficient manner, while also preventing burnout. 

Metric-driven recruiting 

Like with most industries, success and growth in recruiting relies heavily on data. If you’re not reflecting on the numbers, you will have no way of knowing where your business needs improvement, or where it is thriving. Your team should be assessing the metrics across all areas of your services – client strategy, candidate history, and the effect of specific sourcing trends.  

Recruiter Flow mentions, “Tactical metrics —like time to hire, candidates per hire, or offer acceptance rate—will still be important to track your recruiters’ immediate actions. However, future recruiting will revolve more around strategic metrics that measure the business outcomes of the team’s efforts—not just the actions they take.” 

Remote hiring 

Working from home became necessary at the start of the pandemic, but really became the norm in the last few years. Many professionals enjoy the flexibility and work life balance of remote work, while companies benefit from lower rent costs and increased productivity of their staff. Because remote hiring is not going anywhere in 2023, recruiters should be prepared to discuss these opportunities with their clients and candidates. Employers will need to be transparent on whether they can allow remote work and what qualities in a candidate they need in order to do so. 

Social media 

Many recruitment firms are already utilizing social media, but this year will demand a boost in usage. Social media tools and apps are amazing ways to communicate with your community, find new talent, and expand on what your brand supports. This is a year to really know your audience, especially as Generation Z begins entering the workforce. For more tips on how to use your social media platforms, check out our blog post How Social Media Can Grow Your Business.  

Stronger DEI initiatives 

Lastly, recruiters will find that their clients are investing more time and effort into diversity and inclusion efforts. This will require recruiters to take necessary steps during the sourcing, interviewing, and hiring processes. Taking note of verbiage in job descriptions, setting goals, and maintaining strong communication is key. Read through our blog post How to Maintain Inclusive Hiring Practices for more information! 

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