The trend in HR over the past few months and in the coming months has one thing in common: “quiet”. Last year, “quiet quitting” emerged as a concept, and unfortunately, it will continue to haunt us. This year, “quiet hiring” will dominate. It’s also the first of nine “future of work trends” for 2023, according to Gartner.
“Quiet hiring” refers to filling vacancies without publishing or advertising them externally. Instead, more emphasis will be placed on referrals and internal networking.
A logical consequence of a very tight labor market and the desire to reduce recruitment costs and duration.
The key question is: how can you ensure you don’t let the “quiet hiring” train leave the station? By focusing on skills – both hard and soft – to better understand potential internal recruitment opportunities.