A new year brings about change. There’ll be new ways of doing things and new trends will emerge. Recruitment agencies in Toronto and across the country are already looking forward to 2023 and our recruiters are doing the same. We’re carefully assessing the job market, economy, and many other factors to identify the top hiring trends you can expect to see in the first part of the new year. Based on our research and what we are seeing play out with our clients and job seekers, here are some of the top hiring trends you can expect to see in 2023:

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A focus on proactive hiring strategies

In the new year, you can expect employers to take the “always be recruiting” mantra seriously. Amid talent shortages and other limiting economic factors, you can expect companies to start looking for talent before they’ve identified a hiring need. Expect more outreach and relationship-building with talent and the expansion of talent pools. 

Focusing on hiring quality

Companies can ill afford to make a hiring mistake. So, expect them to make every hire count. If they do intend to hire, you can expect hiring managers to be more diligent in how they assess their talent pool. Companies realize that since they’ll be hiring fewer people, they’ll need to ensure they are adding quality individuals who can make a difference. 

A wait-and-see approach

You can expect companies to be more cautious in their approach to hiring at the beginning of the year. Many will wait a little bit and see how things play out with the economy before they commit to any large-scale hiring. 

“Many companies are tightening their belts and that means a more judicious approach to hiring. Employers are carefully considering which hires are truly necessary and they’re increasingly looking inside the organization to fill open roles. In addition, many are hiring contract workers to lower costs and more easily pivot as demand rises and falls,” says Lydia Abbot on the LinkedIn Talent Blog

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Kelly Noelle Operations Recruiter

Kelly Noelle

Kelly runs the Operations practice at IQ PARTNERS, leveraging more than seven years of experience recruiting for mid to senior level Operations roles across a range of industries. She has worked with some of the most recognized brands in Canada; having managed multi-million dollar operations and accounts for national and international organizations.

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