The HR sector is known for its dynamism and continuous adaptation to new innovations; one of the most significant trends to emerge in 2023 is Quiet Hiring – a strategy that is challenging traditional methods of candidate selection. Unlike conventional hiring processes that depend heavily on public announcements and open job postings, Quiet Hiring identifies and engages with potential candidates more discretely, often before a formal position is even advertised. 

In this blog post, we take a closer look at this new take on recruitment, exploring its nuances, benefits, and how HR professionals can effectively implement this approach to stay ahead in the competitive talent acquisition landscape. 

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What Quiet Hiring and Why Is It Here? 

Quiet Hiring is a departure from traditional recruitment methodology which relies on rigid and measurable criteria; instead, it considers the full panorama of skills and potential of a candidate. This approach assesses people more holistically, rather than being limited to a superficial evaluation based on educational qualifications and previous experience. It also imposes a high level of confidentiality during the hiring process; this confidentiality is essential to minimizing the “noise” that can result from the disclosure of new hires, thus avoiding distractions and the creation of internal tensions. Very often, Quiet Hiring happens in-house, with HR departments preferring to enhance and upskill existing resources within the company, rather than looking for new talent outside. 

This pivot in hiring style comes as an effective response to current talent shortages and is gaining traction across numerous industries due to its ability to enhance efficiency, reduce time-to-hire, and secure top-tier talent – particularly for medium and large size companies. 

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