The Future of Recruitment Post Pandemic: HR Trends to Watch in 2023


recruitment online interview

As the world slowly emerges from the shadow of the pandemic, it is clear that the future of work and the future of recruitment will look much different than they did pre-pandemic. As companies adapt to the new normal of remote work and virtual hiring, our COO, Ashley Salvador, shares some of the human resource trends that she expects to see in 2023 and beyond.


1. Increased Emphasis on Remote Hiring

The COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to embrace remote and hybrid work and virtual hiring.  As companies have learned that working remotely is not only possible but can also be highly effective, many are considering making it a permanent part of their operations. This means that companies will increasingly look to hire remote employees, rather than relying on traditional office-based workforces.

At Prevue, we have been successful in different hybrid models for different departments.  Some require more interaction and in-person time, and some require less.  Most of our team comes into the office 3 days per week, while a couple of our departments have found success with one day per week in the office.  I believe that our formula of making the most of on ‘in-office’ days by having the majority of needed meetings on those days, as well as having a set schedule of what days to come into the office is the reason for our success.  Our team has noted to me that they actually really look forward to the in-office days just as much as their at-home days for different reasons.  They can plan their week, concentration time, and meetings based on what locale they will be in.

Tools like Microsoft Teams, Slack, and our own Prevue Team-Fit have greatly assisted in the transition to our hybrid model.  Understanding how team members work, how they like to be communicated with, and the best ways to meet with them are crucial when adopting and implementing a successful hybrid work model.


2. Greater Focus on Employee Well-Being

Companies are becoming increasingly aware that the health and well-being of their employees is not only a moral obligation but also a business imperative. To this end, we can expect to see an increased focus on employee wellness programs and mental health support, as well as a greater emphasis on work-life balance and flexibility.

At Prevue, we have implemented an ‘Every Other Friday Off’ initiative, giving our team an additional 26 long weekends per year.  Not only have we seen an increase in productivity, but the overall morale in the office is at an all-time high.  Team members have commented to me that it means a lot to them that this perk is offered and that they have noticed an increase in their overall health – not just mental health.  I have also heard much more chatter in HR and business circles that I am in, around promoting company EAP programs.

Our CEO, Mike Campanella’s take on this topic I thought was spot on.  He noted that pre-pandemic employee wellbeing was being talked about everywhere, but in the last 3 years, he’s noticed it from just being talked about to being acted on.  He believes that employees are going to become more and more loyal, and protective almost, of employers that are walking the walk.


3. New Approaches to Employee Development and Training

The workforce shift to more remote and hybrid roles has forced companies to get creative when it comes to employee development and training, and this trend is set to continue in 2023 and beyond. With many employees now working remotely, traditional in-person training and development opportunities are no longer feasible. Instead, companies will need to embrace new approaches to employee development, such as virtual training and e-learning, to keep their employees up to date with the latest skills and knowledge.


The future of recruitment post-pandemic will be characterized by a focus on remote hiring, the rise of AI, an emphasis on employee well-being, new approaches to employee development and training, and a greater focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Companies that embrace these trends and adopt innovative HR practices will be well-positioned for success in the years to come.