A US-based survey by MyPerfectResume, a leading resource for resume and career advice has found, 45% of workers predict that the number of remote job openings will drop in 2024. With the tight market, 80% also predict that 2024 will be the year of “The Big Stay.”  At the same time, 61% of workers expect a longer hiring process in 2024 compared to 2023.

“The workplace is a living organism, evolving in response to the pulse of societal, technological, and cultural shifts,” said Kellie Hanna, Career Expert at MyPerfectResume. “We hope that our findings shed light on the 2024 workplace, guiding employers, workers, and job seekers to find a path blending mutual expectations,” Hanna added.

Recruitment and Job Search Trends

  • 80% predict that 2024 will be the year of “The Big Stay,” assuring a collective commitment to stability and continuity in the workforce.
  • 45% of workers expect a decrease in the number of remote job openings
  • 61% predict that recruitment processes will be longer.
  • 71% expect more companies to include salary information in their job postings.
  • 90% believe job seekers will use LinkedIn more often than dedicated job search websites.
  • 72% say AI will support HR teams in recruitment processes more in 2024 than in 2023.

Workers’ Professional Development

  • 70% believe re-skilling will be necessary for many professions.
  • 74% believe that work experience will matter more than education in 2024.
  • 72% express a strong desire for companies to embrace mentorship and coaching programs to support the development of workers.
  • 69% think that employers should encourage employees to pursue further training and development.

“Job seeker behaviour, recruitment processes, interference of AI, mental health, or diversity and inclusion are just some of the areas echoing the desire for innovation, agility, balance, and a people-centric ethos,” said Hanna.

For detailed insights on these trends and their implications, access the full survey report at https://www.myperfectresume.com/career-center/careers-basics-hr-recruitment-report.

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