Workforce Trends to Watch in 2013

Posted March 01, 2013 by

Both job seekers and employers should be aware of workforce trends which may affect them in 2013.  Learn more in the following post.

As we continue into 2013, what trends will drive the workforce and what can businesses and job seekers expect to see in the months ahead? With recent advancements in social media, an increasingly diverse workforce and continued demand for skilled talent, employers and job seekers have much to prepare for in the New Year.

Robert Half International logoHere are three workforce trends Robert Half is anticipating for 2013:

§   Skills Gap Continues to Widen – The ‘dual job’ market trend will continue to persist in 2013, with companies increasingly focusing on specialization as the skills gap continues to widen.

§   HR Gets ‘Social’ – Companies will take social media a step further – integrating social technologies into the way they recruit, develop and engage employees.

§   Employers Tailor Packages to Address Generational Needs – As the workforce continues to diversify, companies will need to take a customized approach to hiring and retention, tailoring packages to address the unique needs and values of each generational group.

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