It’s looking like yet another year of shake-ups in the recruitment world. From advancements in AI to the need to adapt to meet new ways of working, we certainly have a lot to keep us on our toes!
As always, it will be the companies that are the best informed and the most prepared that will stay ahead of the game. With this in mind, we have compiled a selection of some of the changes and challenges in recruitment that will influence the year ahead. From transforming the candidate selection process to
Promoting diversity and inclusion will remain a priority
Diversity and inclusion have been at the forefront of recruitment for several years now, and the trend is set to continue in 2023. Employers are increasingly recognizing the importance of building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and they are taking steps to ensure that their recruitment processes reflect this.
One of the ways employers are doing this is by removing bias from the recruitment process. Blind recruitment is becoming more popular, where candidates' identifying information, such as their name and address, is hidden from the hiring manager during the early stages of the hiring process. This helps to reduce the impact of unconscious bias in the recruitment process, resulting in a fairer selection of candidates.
The use of AI in recruitment will become more prevalent
AI is becoming increasingly prevalent in recruitment, with many companies using AI-powered tools to streamline the hiring process. AI can be used to automate repetitive tasks, such as screening resumes and scheduling interviews, allowing recruiters to focus on more strategic tasks. It can also be used to analyze data on candidates, helping to identify the best candidates for the job. However, there are concerns about the potential for bias in AI algorithms, which can result in discrimination against certain groups of candidates. Therefore, companies need to ensure that their AI tools are fair and unbiased.
Further transformations in candidate selection
The way employers select candidates is also changing, with a shift towards a more data-driven approach. Recruitment technologies such as applicant tracking systems (ATS) are becoming more sophisticated, making it easier to gather data on candidates and evaluate them objectively.
ATS systems are being used to screen and filter candidates, ranking them based on their qualifications, experience, and skills. This makes it easier for employers to identify the best candidates for the job while reducing the time and effort required to sift through a large number of resumes.
Behavioral-based interview processes will become more popular
The traditional interview process, where candidates are asked a series of questions by a hiring manager, is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Employers are realizing that this process may not be the most effective way to evaluate candidates' skills and abilities.
Instead, more companies are adopting a behavioral-based interview process, where candidates are asked to describe how they would handle different situations. This approach helps to evaluate candidates' problem-solving skills, ability to work under pressure, and communication skills.
Remote hiring will become the norm
The pandemic has accelerated the trend towards remote hiring, and this is set to continue in 2023. With the rise of virtual communication technologies, it's now possible to conduct the entire hiring process remotely, from the initial screening to the final interview.
Remote hiring has several benefits, including cost and time savings, and the ability to reach a wider pool of candidates. It also allows employers to evaluate candidates' remote working skills, which is becoming increasingly important in today's workforce.
Increased focus on employer branding
Employer branding is becoming increasingly important, as companies recognize the need to differentiate themselves in a competitive job market. A strong employer brand attracts top talent while improving employee engagement and retention.
Employer branding involves creating a positive image of the company as an employer. This could include highlighting the company culture, the benefits of working for the company, and the opportunities for career development.
Increased provision of upskilling and reskilling
The skills required for many jobs are changing rapidly, and employers are realizing the importance of upskilling and reskilling their employees to keep up with these changes. This not only helps to improve productivity and performance but also helps to retain employees by providing them with opportunities for career development.
Upskilling and reskilling programs can take many forms, including in-house training, and mentoring programs. It’s about finding out what is manageable for your business, what your employees and candidates expect and doing your best to deliver it.
We hope these recruitment trends for 2023 have given you some ideas about how you can prepare your business for success this year and beyond. If one of your goals for the year is to digitally transform, upskill or grow your team, get in touch with the team at Bramwith, we have access to the top procurement and supply chain talent across the US and would love to help.
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