What Recruiters Need to Be Doing Differently In 2023

From online business meetings to autonomous driving, IoT and AI are becoming a necessity. And with the explosion of AI and data analytics, sourcing key talent has evolved past the traditional ways, such as the use of LinkedIn and Seek. So what does 2023 look like for recruitment and hiring teams?

Talent acquisition through digital platforms

Right off the bat, recruitment teams should increase their presence on digital platforms to recruit the best talent. Digital tools have evolved over the years and proved incredibly effective, especially for potential candidates who may not be directly looking for a new role.

Using technology, and alternate data sources, in the recruitment process will become a strategic advantage for any hiring professional. Along with recruitment, other tasks such as resume screening, and interview scheduling will become effective through AI, data analytics, and automation. And having access to your decision making data will be a core driver for successful recruitment teams.

Competitive strategies of the future

Recruitment teams need to focus on their brand to get the best skill set from the market. The velocity and veracity of global IT access keep everyone up to date. In these circumstances, a better brand will attract top talent.

From the employees’ perspective, things like flexible hours, mandatory work-life balance, remote working, etc., are more crucial than monetary benefits. Attractive non-monetary benefits will create a better brand image in 2023.

Another important aspect is to think about the data which drives the decisions of potential talent. Recruiters should go beyond their usual selling techniques, and use the data available to them to help convert candidates into employees. Employee reviews, and the scores, will deeply influence the decisions made by candidates, and having access to this information will be imperative.

Retaining the future talent

The most challenging thing for HR Managers in 2023 will be to retain the talent pool in their business. The key is to know and act upon the needs of employees beforehand. Innovative steps like employer-employee transparency, investment in employees’ professional development, and enhancing leadership skills can give a considerable competitive advantage to a business.

Alternatively, this can also be a great opportunity for recruiters to approach top talent with offers that are more aligned to the candidates needs.

What next?

2023 will bring new challenges to both HR and Recruitment teams, requiring new strategies to cope with the further introduction of AI and data analytics. However, with the developments in AI and data, the recruitment process can become efficient and effective.

The top focal point for recruitment teams entering 2023 will be to use digital tools in efficient ways, helping to develop their brand and use it to hire the best possible candidates.