Recruitment is an ever-evolving field that is constantly influenced by technology, economy, and social trends. As the world is gradually recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment landscape is changing. In this article, we will discuss the top recruitment trends to watch for in 2023 in Australia, backed by data and statistics.


Increase in Remote Work

Remote work has become the new normal since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020. According to a survey by Deloitte, 89% of Australian companies implemented some form of remote work during the pandemic. The trend is expected to continue, with more companies adopting remote work policies to improve work-life balance and reduce overhead costs. A survey by Gartner revealed that 90% of HR leaders in Australia plan to allow employees to work remotely at least some of the time after the pandemic.

Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have become a key focus for many organizations, as they recognize the benefits of having a diverse workforce. A survey by Deloitte found that 83% of Australian companies consider diversity and inclusion to be important for their business, and 68% have implemented specific policies and programs to promote diversity and inclusion. In 2023, we can expect to see more companies focusing on creating a more inclusive workplace and adopting strategies to increase diversity in their hiring processes.


Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are becoming increasingly prevalent in the recruitment process. According to a report by PwC, 40% of Australian HR professionals are already using AI and automation in their recruitment processes. This trend is expected to continue, with more companies adopting AI-powered tools to streamline their recruitment processes and improve candidate experience.

Increased Use of Social Media for Recruitment

Social media has become a crucial tool for recruiters in recent years. According to a survey by Seek, 91% of Australian recruiters use social media to source candidates. In 2023, we can expect to see more companies using social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to recruit candidates, as well as using social media to promote their employer brand and attract talent.


Focus on Employee Well-being

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of employee well-being, and this trend is expected to continue in 2023. According to a survey by Deloitte, 79% of Australian companies are focusing on employee well-being in response to the pandemic. This includes initiatives such as mental health support, flexible work arrangements, and wellness programs. In 2023, we can expect to see more companies adopting a comprehensive approach to employee well-being, recognizing that it is critical for employee engagement and retention.


The recruitment landscape in Australia is constantly evolving, and 2023 is expected to bring new challenges and opportunities for recruiters. The trends outlined above highlight the importance of embracing technology, diversity, and employee well-being in the recruitment process. Companies that can adapt to these trends and create a more inclusive and supportive workplace are likely to attract and keep top talent in the years to come.


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In 2010, Northbridge came to life with a vision to revolutionise workforce solutions in Australia, inspiring transformative growth in the ever-evolving recruitment industry. Our mission was clear - to be the spark that ignites profound change for all our stakeholders.

Our foundation is built upon the pillars of diversity and collaboration, recognising them as the cornerstones of success. We've cultivated a profound understanding that paves the way for transformative journeys for all stakeholders and ensures the fulfillment of our purpose. Quality is at our core, responsiveness to your needs is our commitment, and we empathize with your motivations, no matter the context in which you find yourself today. Our organisation revolves around a set of unwavering values - passion, inclusivity, and evolution.

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