Reflecting on 2023

And just like that, 2023 is almost over. What a year it’s been, with some major political shifts, a challenging economy, and the rise of AI.


For recruitment, the year started very much in favour of the candidates with record numbers of jobs available and a scarcity of talent. As we progressed through 2023, we have seen a shift, with more people looking for work as the cost of living continued to rise and the number of job vacancies on the decline as businesses tightened their budgets.


Human Resourcing marked it’s 22nd year of trading and once again, it was proved that no two years in business or recruitment will be the same.


We’ve seen a shift in what candidates want from employers, with flexibility at the top of their requirements. With costs continuing to rise there had been a fear that companies would start making redundancies but in fact, we’ve seen them keen to retain their top talent rather than let staff go. Positively, ONS data showed that wages have finally caught up with rising inflation. Companies not increasing their salary and benefits packages will stand out for all the wrong reasons.


We are pleased to have another successful year of HR Recruitment under our belt which has been down to our unrivalled network of candidates and clients. We’ve built relationships based on honesty, loyalty and transparency which has enabled us to work closely with businesses to create sustainable, successful recruitment plans.


As the New Year approaches, our Managing Director Mera, has shared some of her key learnings from 2023.


“In 2023, I have learned a huge amount about myself, my business, my candidates, my clients and the recruitment market in general.  I’ve also learned that real life is messy; it’s certainly not perfect and at times is utterly frustrating and painful. It can and does get in the way of work and you cannot separate the two worlds.


I’ve learned that when times are tough, we become wiser and stronger. We need to brush ourselves off and get on with it!  We become better people/ candidates/ employers for exactly those reasons.  Long live those moments!


So, what are the top 5 things I’ve learned this year?


  • I’m so much stronger than I give myself credit for so… be proud.
  • I can deliver the very best version of myself in spite of what might be happening around me so…. be powerful.
  • Not everyone plays by the same set of rules so…… be vigilant and accept it.
  • You never know what someone is going through so….. be kind.
  • Goals and dreams are constantly changing so….. embrace it.

Thanks to everyone that I’ve had the pleasure of working with and connecting with this year. Have a fantastic Christmas break and I look forward to reconnecting with you in 2024.”