In this report, you'll find:

Key findings on the top workforce trends

Statistics on how HR is using AI

The outlook for hiring in 2024

Top priorities for the next year

And more!

Hiring in 2023 and Beyond: Trends and Predictions

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This comprehensive report will be an essential resource for you and your organization as you navigate the complex world of hiring in 2023 . 

Whether you're looking to refine your recruitment strategies, explore AI adoption, or understand industry-specific challenges, this report has you covered.


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The 15 skills employees will need to possess by 2025, as established by the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Every year, we survey hiring professionals from across all industries to learn more about how they attract, hire, and retain their teams. 

For our sixth annual report, we explore the state of hiring in 2023. The year has been marked by economic uncertainty, kicked off by a major bank failure in the U.S. and a steep rise in lending rates around the world. The fallout has led to a challenging environment for businesses, leading to more conservative spending, layoffs, and recession fears. 

In the midst of it all, organizations are still running, striving, and hiring. Our report seeks to understand how the unique factors of 2023 have come together to impact the world of hiring

The results in this global report are based on a survey of over 450 hiring professionals across organizations large and small, and across a wide breadth of industries. Responses were collected in July 2023. The respondents are predominantly Criteria customers, with the majority hailing from the United States, Australia, and Canada. 

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About the 2023 Report

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Key Findings

73% of hiring professionals believe we are facing a talent shortage. 

⇨ And 70% say they struggle to find candidates with the right skills.

The Healthcare and Manufacturing industries are facing the most challenges this year. 

⇨ Hiring professionals in these industries were more likely to struggle with high turnover and talent shortages. 

The Remote Advantage: Remote companies have major advantages in attracting and retaining talent. 

⇨ 80% of in-person workplaces struggle to find candidates with the right skills, compared to just 57% of remote workplaces.

Only 12% of hiring professionals say they use AI in their recruiting and/or talent management processes today.

⇨ And only 11% say that expanding their use of AI is a top priority in 2024. 

40% of hiring professionals trust AI LESS than traditional recruitment methods. 

⇨ But more than half of candidates believe AI-based hiring can represent them accurately. 

Interviews are the most valued part of the hiring process.

⇨ 94% of hiring professionals say that interviews are “very valuable” when it comes to making the best hiring decisions.

Learn how organizations and candidates feel about AI, the realities of the talent shortage, and what's making companies stand out when attracting and retaining talent. 

Download the 2023 Hiring Benchmark Report today.