We are over halfway through 2023 and interestingly, this year has revealed the hiring trends that emerged from the pandemic are here to stay. From prioritizing flex work models to being crafty in hiring strategies, companies across the United States are hiring in new and inventive ways that we continue to monitor. If you want to expand your company or hire new talent, we are sharing some of the recruitment trends we’ve noticed this year, so you can keep these considerations in mind. Keep reading to learn more from the experts at Prescott HR!
Remote Work Options are Here to Stay
While some organizations are requiring their employees to return to the office, many are finding that this strict enforcement of in-person work is hurting their hiring and retention efforts. Many employees feel they can be just as productive, if not more successful, working from home at least a few days per week. Working from home provides flexibility and prioritizes work-life balance, which is what many employees want as they look to the future of their careers. Companies that want to hire new talent or retain their current employees must be willing to adapt to remote or hybrid workplace policies.
A Continued Focus on Mental Health
The pandemic pointed out a very real problem in the American workplace: mental health and burnout were rarely a priority before the lockdown. Things have since changed as employers have shifted to making employee health and wellness more of a priority. We see this trend continuing in 2023 and into 2024 as organizations try to determine which programs and resources will best support their employees’ wellness needs.
DEI Initiatives Continue to Be on the Rise
Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are playing an important role in how organizations operate this year. Many companies are looking inward to see how they can better create a work environment that is inclusive to all. We believe businesses will continue to prioritize diversity in recruiting more than ever before in the coming years.
Recruiting from Within
In today’s competitive hiring landscape, companies have to get creative with how they hire for open positions within their organization. One tactic organizations are turning to more than ever is upskilling and hiring from within. Instead of spending significant time, effort, and money on recruiting new employees to an organization, companies are instead investing in their current employees to promote from within the company. Not only does this help with an organization’s bottom line, but employees feel valued and more fulfilled with the direction of their careers.
Work with Prescott HR
Do you want to stay up-to-date on the latest hiring and labor trends in 2023 and beyond? We are here to help! Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization stay current in the ever-changing world of recruitment and employee retention. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with precisely what you need. Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.