Recruiters and talent managers are among the most nimble workgroups in an organization. The hiring market is constantly shifting, and they know that they must continually adjust and adapt to keep up. The current environment is no different. New strategies are going to be required in order to find the best possible talent for hiring managers. From automating your systems to focusing on your brand and talent pipeline, now’s the time to start evaluating your current practices and what you can (and should) be doing better.
As we enter the new year, it’s time to set your recruitment resolutions. Here are some top recruiting trends to consider in 2023.
Invest in Recruiting Automation
The internet age radically changed how candidates find and apply for jobs. Newspaper advertisements, job hotlines, and referral networks have been replaced by job portals, search engines, and web forums. If you haven’t upgraded your recruiting strategy to meet the moment, now’s the time.
Software is available for talent teams that automates the entire recruiting and onboarding process. It can help you easily scan resumes, manage your candidate pipeline, nurture prospects, and increase performance with online recruiting systems. This is an essential tool in your HR toolkit. Don’t enter 2023 without it.
Focus on the Data
As the rise of recruiting automation software has taken hold, recruiters have found incredible value in data and reporting. If you’re using the right tools, you can glean unique insight into your recruiting practices to ensure that you’re finding and hiring the right candidates in the most efficient way.
Data-driven recruiting practices include tracking pipeline growth metrics and the overall quality of the hiring process via feedback scores. This can help address pain points from an internal or candidate perspective, helping you find great talent every time. Recruiters who don’t incorporate data in their strategy in 2023 will likely have a more difficult time competing for top candidates in a crowded field.
Build a Better Brand
The hiring market has shifted since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. More than ever before, candidates are in the driver’s seat and are looking for top companies to join. Your firm’s reputation will determine how many jobseekers you attract into your pipeline. A strong brand can also reduce turnover and recruitment costs.
Most candidates passively evaluate a brand before applying to the job. Even if you don’t work for a brand that’s a household name, there’s now a plethora of job review sites that invite current employees and applicants to submit honest feedback on companies. Developing a brand that resonates with prospective candidates should be a top priority for recruiters and companies next year.
Rethink the Candidate Experience
How you recruit and onboard candidates makes a big difference. No one is interested in a two-month-long, strenuous hiring process. Adding more interviews than necessary or drawing things out is an easy way to turn away top talent; they’ll get scooped up by the competition while you’re still scheduling more interviews.
Consider ways to make the applicant experience easier and more appealing. That includes not only streamlined hiring but also hybrid or remote flexibility. Not only will candidates come out happier on the other end, but your talent pipeline is likely to remain fuller with higher quality resumes.
Make DEI a Priority
A proper diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy is nothing new. However, if you haven’t considered just how important it is in recruiting, make it part of your top strategies to carry into 2023. We all know that more diverse firms tend to be more innovative, successful, and relevant. That starts with hiring.
Look at your talent pool today and consider how you can attract candidates from different backgrounds, viewpoints, and perspectives. Consider, for example, redesigning job posts to be more inclusive. Or, find ways to source from different pools and target diversity referrals. There are a host of diversity-focused organizations and talent networks out there that would be more than willing to partner with you in 2023.
Recruit Better in 2023 With ScaleFront
Ultimately, recruiting is about more than just placing people in open roles — it’s about filling your organization with the right talent to help it thrive. Every new year brings new challenges and opportunities for firms. This year, let finding top talent be less of a challenge.
ScaleFront, a top recruiting platform, offers you a way to source incredible talent for teams across your organization. You’ll gain access to our search experts who’ll work closely with you to determine your criteria. From there, we’ll filter profiles on your behalf and send you the top candidates most worthy of an interview.
The right tools help find the right people. Start hiring in 2023 the right way with ScaleFront.