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Hiring and Recruitment Trends

In 2023, recruiting has emerged as the top priority for 46% of HR leaders, highlighting hiring as critically important to driving organizational success. Talent acquisition plays a pivotal role in securing the right individuals to fuel a company’s growth and competitiveness. To effectively address this priority, HR departments need to identify gaps within their organization and devise strategies to fill them effectively.

However, despite the recognized significance of recruiting,  HR leaders claim to lack the necessary resources to attract top talent. The competition for skilled individuals is expected to intensify in the coming months, as indicated by 50% of organizations. In response to these challenges, companies are exploring innovative approaches.

Turnover Troubles

Alarmingly, 30% of new hires leave within the first 90 days of employment. The reasons for such high turnover are predictable: 43% cite a mismatch between their expectations and the actual role, 34% attribute their departure to a specific incident, and 32% believe the company culture is not a good fit. Addressing these concerns is crucial in retaining talent and reducing turnover rates.

Culture Matters

Interestingly, a staggering 77% of workers state that they would be willing to accept a job offer without physically visiting the office. While candidates may not require an in-person visit, they still rely on visual cues and culture interviews to evaluate if an organization aligns with their aspirations. It is worth noting that 18% of candidates remain uncertain about accepting a job without seeing the office, while 5% firmly reject the idea.


Adapting to the evolving landscape, companies are increasingly making their job applications mobile-friendly, resulting in an impressive increase of over 11% in applicants. Recognizing that not all candidates have access to a computer at all times, mobile-friendly applications expand the reach to a wider pool of talent. Such initiatives can uncover hidden potential that might have been overlooked by other companies.

Reputation Precedes You

Building and maintaining a positive company reputation is crucial, as 50% of employees refuse to apply to a company with a bad reputation. This trend is even more pronounced among women, with 86% indicating they would avoid companies with negative reputations. To improve online reputation, companies can proactively respond to negative reviews, present their perspective, and encourage satisfied employees to share positive feedback.

Matching Visions

When considering a new job opportunity, 86% of employees place significant importance on company reviews and ratings. Much like seeking out reviews before dining at a new restaurant, candidates want unfiltered insights into their prospective workplaces. Evaluating the experiences of current and former employees helps candidates gauge the organizational culture and make informed decisions.

The realm of hiring and recruitment is marked by compelling statistics that shed light on the challenges and opportunities faced by HR leaders. By leveraging mobile-friendly applications, considering company reviews, and focusing on a positive reputation, organizations can attract and retain top talent.

The careful integration of AI technology can streamline recruitment processes while maintaining the importance of human decision-making in selecting the best candidates. Embracing these insights and implementing effective strategies will position companies for success in the competitive talent landscape of 2023.


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Karla Vallecillo is a Business Development Manager with TalentQuest. She is responsible for seeking, developing and defining close business relationships with potential business partners. After eight years in K-12 education, she joined the TalentQuest team but continues her fierce advocacy…

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