Three Emerging Workforce Trends for 2023

by Business Centric Technology (BCT) on January 13, 2023 in Ask a Recruiter, Business Trends, Dallas IT Recruiting, Uncategorized


There’s something palpable in the vibe for 2023 that’s the opposite of sunshine and rainbows. But although hiring and layoffs are beginning to grant the Fed’s wishes for fighting inflation, that doesn’t mean anyone gets a pass on needing the right talent for their business. So if you thought 2022 brought some long-needed workforce changes, get ready for 2023 – The Revenge. Below are three emerging workforce trends for 2023. We’ll reevaluate in December to see if they are accurate.

Change Starts at The Top
According to data sourced from the Brandon Hall Group, Human Capital Management (HCM) Outlook 2023, Research Data Highlights, internal leadership development is critical. But critical to who? Developing clear expectations, responsibilities, and how relationships are handled can have a long-term positive or an immediate negative effect on a workforce, depending on who sits in the big chair. An outsized influence on corporate culture is why Leadership Training is at the top of the list.

Skills Not Roles
Just when you thought it was safe to post your old resume on LinkedIn, the game changed. If it wasn’t a primary focus, it was certainly a side hustle to move into more prestigious roles inside a large company. But now, companies are seeing a larger payoff by filling roles based on skillsets over previously held positions or even degrees. Yes, you still need a medical degree to be a doctor, but others like MBAs and certain tech certifications are being overlooked to find the diamond in the rough.

Acknowledging that it’s more cost-effective to upskill your existing workforce is almost a no-brainer. However, where companies succeed or fail rests on how they conduct the training. Remember all the chatter around learning styles in elementary school? Those needs haven’t changed, and the company that curates training to their employee’s needs has the advantage. So if you think your company is safe with reels of boring training films, remember your closest competitor is using interactive software and scenario-based training.

The beginning of the year is the best time to make year-long predictions. First, it’s fun, and there isn’t much pressure to be right. Second, if you’re incorrect, most will have forgotten by spring. But regardless of the predictions, staying informed about emerging trends in the workforce is critical to your success. Making the most of the workforce you have is always a safe bet.

Trent Lyons is a Technical Recruitment Lead at Business Centric Technology. If you are interested in learning more about how to get the best IT talent in the Dallas metroplex, contact Trent, who specializes in recruiting IT talent in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and North Texas. If you are looking for a rewarding career, contact us today.