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Talent Trends for 2023

At Royall we’ve had an unbelievably busy beginning to the year, and as we approach Q2, the trend continues, boding well for our industry.

Here are the trends we’re seeing so far…

Upskilling and reskilling

With the rapid pace of technological advancement and automation, many jobs are becoming obsolete, while new roles require specialised skills. Talent who can adapt and learn new skills quickly are in high demand, and employers should invest in training and development programs to upskill their existing workforce.

Remote work and flexible arrangements

Many companies continue to offer hybrid working options to attract and retain talent post-pandemic. This will lead to a more global workforce, as geographic location becomes less of a barrier to employment.

Increased demand for data-driven skills

As data becomes increasingly important to businesses of all sizes and industries, talent with skills in data analysis, data science, and data visualisation will be highly sought after.

Focus on soft skills

While technical skills are important, employers are increasingly recognizing the value of soft skills such as communication, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence, particularly key for those senior leadership roles. Talent who can demonstrate these skills have a competitive edge in the job market.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

The importance of building diverse and inclusive workplaces has never been such a priority, with companies focussed on hiring and promoting employees from underrepresented groups. Great to see such efforts being made to reduce bias in the recruitment and selection process.

Give us a call to talk through how we can help you with the above!

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