The workplace is always evolving and adapting to the current times. Rolling into 2023, there are key trends that companies need to consider when it comes to staffing and talent management plans.
From hiring from nontraditional sources like gig workers and remote employees, to focusing on employee wellness, here are the five biggest workplace trends of 2023 that employers should pay attention to:
1. Increased Focus on Employee Wellness:
In 2021 and beyond, employers must focus on their employees’ physical, mental, financial, and emotional wellbeing. This means implementing initiatives that cater to better mental health such as mindfulness practices, providing access to digital health services as well as fitness perks for employees in remote positions. Companies should also look into offering financial education courses or resources to their team members.
- WHEN RECRUITING – To stand out among employers and attract top-tier talent, companies should provide competitive benefits and a compensation package to ensure they are able to attract the best talent during the recruiting process. Employers should also take into consideration the needs of their employees, such as retirement planning and childcare benefits.
2. Shift Towards Remote Working:
The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards remote working which looks like it will continue into 2023 as companies explore different ways of allowing their workforce to work flexibly while still achieving great results across teams or departments. Companies must take measures to ensure they have the right technology infrastructure and tools in place in order to effectively manage a remote workforce.
3. Hiring Gig Workers & Talent from Untraditional Sources:
Many businesses now understand the importance of diversifying their recruiting pipelines by looking outside of traditional channels for new talent— this includes sourcing candidates from gig platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr as well as actively seeking out individuals with specific skillsets through recruitment firms or online job boards like Indeed.
- WHEN RECRUITING – Companies are increasingly leveraging staffing and recruiting agencies to help identify, recruit and onboard top-tier talent. By outsourcing the recruitment process to a third party, companies can benefit from their expertise in finding the right candidates for specific roles or projects, as well as their deep understanding of the labor market.
4. Emphasis On Soft Skills:
With many tasks becoming automated over time, soft skills such as communication abilities have become increasingly relevant for businesses when they are looking for new hires; they want people who can not only implement strategies but also think independently or collaborate with teammates within changing environments effectively.
- WHEN RECRUITING – Employers must also consider culture fit in addition to skill sets. In the age of remote working, culture fit has become increasingly important as it is more difficult for employers to assess a candidate’s personality during virtual interviews. Having a good cultural fit means that an employee will feel comfortable and accepted within the team dynamics and be motivated to contribute to the team’s goals.
5. Integrated Technology Solutions:
Employers are increasingly relying on integrated solutions that can allow them to centralize data across multiple functions including HR (e-recruitment systems), payroll (SaaS providers) and more — this allows them better track staff performance and assess what needs improvement for future plans.
- WHEN RECRUITING – Employers must ensure that the technology they use is easy to use and doesn’t bog down the recruitment process, including using video interviewing platforms as this allows them to meet with candidates virtually and assess their culture fit quickly and efficiently.
The workplace is constantly changing and evolving, and the trends for 2023 indicate that employers must continue to prioritize employee wellness, accommodate remote working, diversify their recruitment pipelines, hone your soft skills and make sure they are using integrated technology solutions that simplify processes. By focusing on these areas and investing in initiatives that will bring long-term benefits, companies can ensure that they have a successful and productive workforce in the future.