New year, new trends! 2023 marks a pivotal year for recruitment, as we now head into a new phase after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over. There’s no denying that remote work and fully online setups have increasingly become the norm, paving the way for hiring managers and recruitment firms to hire talent from anywhere in the world.
The future of recruitment after COVID is still painted with challenges, but the continuous development of technology and modernization has made the recruitment process easier, more efficient, and accessible. Channels are now available for headhunters to tap a wider talent pool and find jobs for candidates that match their skills, qualifications, and experience.
The increased accessibility of the recruitment process has led to a more competitive global job market. Recruitment firms and hiring managers must be in tune with recruitment trends for years to come. This will not only put them ahead of the game, but it could also get companies a good retention rate because they hired the right people.
Here are some recruitment trends to watch out for in 2023:
A new generation is entering the workforce, which signals the hiring market is changing. The higher end of the ‘Zoomer’ generation is making an entry into the career ladder. Gen X now comprises a small population in the workforce and millennials make up the largest working cohort. As a new generation of employees enters the working world, there’s bound to be a shift in communication styles, values, and employment drivers. Companies need to adapt their employer’s brand to capture younger generations’ interest.
The Great Resignation may be upon us and the global economy may be experiencing record inflation rates. However, just because there is an economic slowdown doesn’t mean that there are fewer jobs to fill. Spurred by the need to stay safe during the pandemic, working from home has become the norm and was proven over time to increase productivity, foster healthier lifestyles, and improve employee wellbeing.
Engaging in global talent is slowly getting back to pre-pandemic levels, as most international borders have now opened. Some labor markets, particularly in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the Middle East, are in need to fill their skill shortages. Overseas Filipino Workers for example, especially those who were affected by the onset of the pandemic, are now gradually going back to their jobs abroad.
Recruiting foreign talents indeed requires a more tedious process compared to hiring locally. That’s why recruitment agencies for overseas jobs are here to help expedite and streamline job search processes.
Just like remote work, remote hiring is also here to stay. Interviews over Zoom, Skype, or Teams now seem so common as hiring processes have also adapted to the changes brought by the pandemic. Technology also plays a significant role in facilitating collaborative hiring because it makes it easier for other departments to participate in interviews and selection processes. Adding the introduction of high-tech processes further elevates the transition to online hiring.
Diversity and inclusion continue to be a focus for HR leaders as factors that affect talent acquisition, recruitment, and retention. Nowadays, employees are more focused on working with companies that have beliefs and values that align with their own. Any organization with a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace has better productivity and profitability.
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The recruitment industry has undergone a massive change since the pandemic. Location is no longer a limiting factor for either employers or employees. Global talent sourcing opens doors of opportunities for remote workers and employers are now open to hiring the best talent from anywhere in the world as they prioritize candidate experience, skills matching, and even salary demands. There are many recruitment agencies in the Philippines that could help both employees and employers find the best fit for their careers and businesses.
That said, HR teams need to update their hiring practices and adapt to the new world of work as we head into another year.
The economy may be at a hurdle now, with rising prices of commodities, goods, and services. People are job-hopping to keep up with the rising costs of living and jumping to different industries in search of flexibility and work-life balance.
The pandemic has catalyzed cultural transformation in the workplace. Offering flexibility is key to becoming a more desirable employer. Many companies are now offering hybrid working models, more attractive working conditions, or offering extra benefits and incentives to employees. Successful employers prioritize retaining employees, engaging them, and promoting their internal mobility.
Recruitment trends come and go, but a top-notch recruitment agency, like Staffhouse International Resources, is timeless. Recruitment agencies act as the go-between for employers and job seekers.
Licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Staffhouse has been providing Filipino talent across the globe for more than 20 years. Our hiring practices are held to high ethical standards and we are proudly a non-fee charging agency. As our managing director, Manny Gomez, says, “The success factor is banking on the trust of our clients in our company.” Watch this short video to learn more about how Staffhouse operates.
Looking for a recruitment agency in the Philippines? Look no further because Staffhouse is here to help you with staffing solutions and recruitment services. Staffhouse is committed to providing Filipino talent with the best employment opportunities in the global labor market.