Unveiling the Findings: A Recap of the 2023 FRS Recruitment Insights Report

Wed Jul 26 2023

FRS Recruitment recently published the 2023 FRS Recruitment Employment Insights Report. This year we highlighted key changes, patterns, and trends relating to market expectations, with new explorations around the impact of AI and the cost of living in Ireland.


Recruitment is a critical process for any organisation, and staying abreast of the latest trends and insights can greatly enhance the success of talent acquisition efforts. In the dynamic landscape of the job market, this Report serves as a compass, providing valuable data and analysis for leadership teams, hiring managers and HR professionals. As we delve into the key findings of the 2023 FRS Recruitment Insights Report, we gain a deeper understanding of the prevailing recruitment landscape and how organisations are adapting to attract and retain top talent.

  1. Hiring Challenges and Strategies: The report highlights the persistent challenges faced by recruiters in 2023. One of the key obstacles remains the shortage of skilled candidates, especially in specialised fields. Employers are finding it increasingly challenging to identify and attract talent with the desired skill set. To tackle this, organizations have adopted several strategies, including upskilling current employees, investing in talent development programs, and leveraging technology for sourcing and screening candidates.                                                                                           
  2. Emerging Recruitment Technologies: The report sheds light on the growing adoption of innovative technologies in the recruitment process. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms have gained significant prominence, enabling organizations to streamline and automate various stages of recruitment, such as resume screening, candidate matching, and interview scheduling. Additionally, video interviews, virtual career fairs, and gamified assessments have emerged as popular tools for enhancing candidate experience and reducing time-to hire.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  3. Focus on Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity and inclusion (D&I) have become integral aspects of recruitment strategies, as organizations recognize the value of diverse perspectives and experiences. The report reveals a strong emphasis on D&I initiatives, with companies implementing policies and programs to ensure a fair and unbiased recruitment process. Increasingly, organizations are investing in unconscious bias training, establishing diverse interview panels, and partnering with external organizations to attract a more diverse talent pool.
  4. Remote Work and Hybrid Models: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote work and flexible work arrangements. The 2023 FRS Recruitment Insights Report reflects this trend, with a significant increase in the number of organizations offering remote work options. Hybrid models, combining remote and in-office work, have also gained traction. This shift has broadened the talent pool for employers, allowing them to attract candidates from diverse locations and offering greater flexibility to employees.                                                                               
  5. Employer Branding and Candidate Experience: The report emphasizes the importance of employer branding in attracting top talent. Job seekers are increasingly evaluating potential employers based on their values, culture, and reputation. Organizations are investing in enhancing their employer brand through social media, company websites, and employee advocacy programs. Moreover, prioritizing candidate experience has become crucial, with recruiters focusing on providing prompt communication, personalized interactions, and transparent feedback to candidates throughout the hiring process.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Conclusion: The 2023 FRS Recruitment Insights Report offers a comprehensive overview of the prevailing trends and challenges in the recruitment landscape. It highlights the increasing importance of leveraging technology, prioritizing diversity and inclusion, embracing remote work, and nurturing employer branding. By adapting to these insights, organizations can enhance their recruitment strategies and successfully attract and retain top talent in today’s competitive job market. As the world continues to evolve, staying informed and agile in recruitment practices will remain paramount for companies seeking to build high-performing teams and drive organizational success.

To read the full report, click HERE.

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