Another year will soon be behind us.
2022 has been a challenging but extremely rewarding year in the recruiting and hiring space for the Patel team and our clients.
So we wanted to gratefully wish all of our clients a very warmhearted Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As we head into 2023, human resource professionals and hiring managers are looking for ways to recruit top talent and stay one step ahead of their competition. And Patel Consultants can help you build that can’t-miss recruiting strategy for 2023. Call us today at 908-964-7575.
So what can we expect in the hiring markets in 2023? The global consultants at Korn Ferry weighed with some thoughts recently:
If your workforce strategy worked last year, there’s no guarantee the same plans will succeed next year, especially in such a dynamic economy. Going forward, talent managers will need to be more deliberate in their demand planning, removing silos and collaborating with business leaders across functions to truly understand their needs for the coming year.
Now is an excellent time to critically examine your hiring workflow and infrastructure.
At Patel, we’re collaborating with our hiring clients to develop win-win recruiting and workforce management strategies.
This post will discuss our five top recommendations to build the IT team you’ll need in 2023. And it all starts with meticulous planning.
Plan ahead (far ahead!)
In the staffing industry, we have to play long and short games. Hiring full-time employees can be an especially lengthy process in the current hiring market.
None of us have a crystal ball regarding future recruiting and staffing needs. But as hiring professionals in 2023, we’ll have to be incredibly attentive. At Patel, we maintain consistent, up-to-date relationships with top professional talent in the IT space to respond quickly to client demands for IT knowledge workers.
Exceptional IT talent is hard to come by as we close out 2022, and it will be in 2023 as well. We recommend that HR and hiring teams meet at least once a quarter, and in some cases, once a month, with IT team leads. It pays off to frequently assess upcoming staffing needs, especially the potential need for FTEs in your IT department.
We always have accessible talent pools of active and passive candidates looking for full-time and contract work positions. Those pools shrink and grow on a daily basis, though, so we encourage hiring teams to stay vigilant.
Evaluate your projects and teams frequently for new skill requirements
This part involves staying attuned to the short game.
With the speed of software development, the evolution of cloud technology, and the exponential growth in digital transformations, the need for technology staff with new skill sets might be right around the corner.
Human resources teams are being especially watchful for employees looking to advance their careers through upskilling and education.
Education and upskilling is a strategic weapon
We’re seeing IT professionals moving horizontally inside companies and on an intercompany basis. It’s clear that information technology professionals are actively looking for opportunities to learn new skills and earn certifications.
Forbes recently reported that 55% of the people who quit their jobs during the Great Resignation didn’t leave the workforce. They just changed jobs.
And the top reason cited for leaving? Lack of career development opportunities. Exceptional employers are creating opportunities for their IT workforce to have accessible learning platforms for continuing education, upskilling, and obtaining technical certifications at their own pace.
So what does it all mean?
You need to get creative with your hiring strategies
Our team is also seeing a considerable rise in the demand for temp-to-hire positions and gig workers.
Access to specialty skills to keep projects moving, short-term contractors (one year or less), and temporary-to-hire relationships will be necessities for hiring managers in 2023.
So, where can you go for some assistance executing your hiring strategy?
Exploit strategic relationships
We always recommend that our clients maintain and utilize their internal and external networks as hiring resources. But that’s typically insufficient in the current tumultuous, candidate-friendly hiring economy.
Recruiting requires access to talent pools comprised of active and passive candidates. And that’s exactly what you can expect when you engage our team.
At Patel Consultants, we leverage an innovative blend of software, tools, talent, experience, and processes in the context of our client’s unique staffing requirements.
We meticulously place the right candidate whenever we engage with a client to fill a direct-hire, temporary, temp-to-hire, or contract position.
Are you a hiring manager or human resources professional with a job search or searches underway? Are you looking for workforce management solutions?
Contact Us Today!
Call us today at 908-964-7575, or get in touch online. Our expert recruiters are waiting for your call.