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2023's Top 5 Recruitment Trends in the UK

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2023's Top 5 Recruitment Trends in the UK

​The UK job market is constantly evolving, and as a result, recruitment practices must keep up with the changing landscape. In this post, we will be discussing the top 5 recruitment trends in the UK right now. These trends have been observed across various technology industries and are expected to continue shaping the recruitment landscape in the coming months. Whether you are a job seeker, hiring manager, or recruitment professional, understanding these trends is crucial for success in the UK job market. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the top 5 recruitment trends in the UK.


Pay Transparency

This year we have seen candidates are starting to demand transparency, especially when it comes to salaries. If you are struggling to attract applicants, it could be because you haven’t been upfront about the salary. While you may think hiding the salary range can manage expectations, it may deter potential candidates, giving the impression that your company is secretive or stingy.

The solution is straightforward: provide a broad pay scale and indicate that the pay will depend on experience and expertise – setting expectations while allowing for flexibility and negotiation within the reasonable range.


Keyword: Flexibility

Flexibility, a trend that comes as no surprise when it emerged during the pandemic; now flexible working remains relevant. Candidates this year now expect a level of flexibility, whether it’s flexible working hours or remote working. While not all roles can support this, there are still other ways to offer flexibility. Consider alternative break options, staggered start and finish times or even early/late working hours. Offering this will enable you to help attract top talent.



LinkedIn’s Global Trends 2022 Report showed that upskilling is one of the top priorities for today’s workforce and this trend is expected to continue. Candidates are seeking roles where the company can and will invest in their future and development.


Company Brand

While we’ve seen ex-Google or ex-Apple status’ on LinkedIn it’s not always true that a better brand equals better candidates, strong brands undoubtedly have a larger pool of candidates to choose from. A smaller business cannot expect the same response as big names when hiring for the same position however, rather than trying to over sell your business to compete with the larger companies; try improving your brand image by focusing on making your company attractive, leveraging your satisfied employees can help contribute to a powerful brand image – with that simple step you have already improved your brand image!

Candidates are interviewing you!

As candidates assess if your business is a good fit for them, they’re becoming increasingly more proactive in asking questions. Be prepared to answer their questions or risk losing them to a competitor.


If you’re looking for a technology recruitment agency that keeps on top of the latest trends, get in touch with us on 01223 620868 or get in touch with one of our friendly consultants.

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