As we come to the end of 2022, employers need to start thinking about the structure of roles and the workplace in 2023. The UK currently has a low unemployment rate of about 3.5%, but the UK economy is also struggling to stabilise, which could pose a problem in the new year. If you are looking for a job or hiring for a job in 2023, these are some of the trends that you should be aware of.
Positive Candidate Experience
It is expected that there will be an increased focus on experience during the job recruitment process, particularly for candidates. It is important that employers improve these experiences to attract the best talent. There are plenty of job vacancies available in the UK at the moment, so the employer needs to highlight why the candidate should choose their job. At Recruitment Solutions, we aim to provide an easy and positive experience during the recruitment process, and we will support all candidates throughout this process and beyond.
Happiness is Key for Employee Retention
We can also link positive candidate experience to general job engagement. It is essential that employers keep employees engaged in order to increase employee retention. In 2022, one of the main reasons for employees leaving a job was unhappiness in the role, which highlights the importance of creating a good job culture. If employees experience a positive culture, they are less likely to look for outside job opportunities. There is an increased focus on well-being, and it is essential that employers consider this when they are recruiting.
Economists predict that the global economy is heading towards a recession in 2023. In the UK, inflation has been rising for some months, fuelled by a combination of factors, including Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. This could affect the number of available job vacancies and could also increase the continued talent shortage. However, the UK has had a record number of job vacancies in the last few months of 2022, so it is unlikely that these will decrease too rapidly.
Retirees Re-Entering the Workforce
Due to the increasing costs of living, many retirees are being forced to re-enter the workforce to top up their funds. Often, they are taking part in low-skilled and part-time jobs. This influx of new skilled workers could help to fill some of the jobs which employers have been struggling to fill and could help to decrease the ongoing talent shortage.
At Recruitment Solutions, we can help you find a new job in a variety of industries, including warehouse/industrial and driving. We already have an established network of employers in the Devon area, and we can save you time by matching you with suitable jobs depending on your experience. If you would like to know more about us or about our available jobs, please give us a call on 01392 430800/07974 126489.