Hired CEO Reflects on Tech Hiring in 2023, What’s to Come in 2024

Hired CEO Reflects on Tech Hiring in 2023, What’s to Come in 2024

2023 introduced new challenges and transformations to the hiring market. Layoffs, hiring freezes, inflation, and the explosion of generative artificial intelligence are among the most significant changes challenging both employers and jobseekers. Due to these market shifts, we at Hired adapted and pivoted strategically to continue supporting customers and candidates. 

Hired renews focus as a product-led organization 

Our shift into becoming a product-led organization started with our new VP of Product, Jon Dobrowolski. Jon brings decades of experience and expertise to our team and has advocated for Hired for years. 

To Jon, being a product-led company means being market-oriented. This focuses on both product and revenue while emphasizing the relevance of what’s happening in the market and where we stand in it. All of this starts with continuous customer discovery and reinvigorating the product vision to drive a new strategy suited to the changes in the hiring landscape. 

New partnerships to enhance the hiring and job searching 

Hired continued to grow its network of partners to support our customers and jobseekers. The addition of ATS partners such as Ashby, Teamtailor, and JazzHR enhanced our ability to streamline systems, ensuring a smoother experience for employers. Did you know companies who complete ATS integration with Hired actually have a 46% better placement rate than those without? 

With our partner Workable, we showcased the impact of integration in a case study with our mutual client Zego

Hired also welcomed a new type of partner. We expanded our reach through relationships with nearly 20 Venture Capital firms on the Proven platform, supporting startup hiring needs. 

On the jobseeker side of partnerships, Hired participated in several events including:

Hired also strengthened both employer and candidate partnerships through content collaboration combining the expertise of Hired and its partners:

In 2024, Hired will continue to grow its partnership ecosystem through more integrations, new jobseeker resources, and joint efforts with our LHH sister brands.

Product updates to streamline the hiring experience 

Based on customer feedback, our engineering team introduced new features and enhancements to improve both the job search and the hiring process.

Some of this year’s latest updates include: 

  • New ways to source by skill: Enhancements to skill-based sourcing on Hired allows employers to easily do “OR” filtering on Hired without the need for Boolean strings.  Candidate profiles also now display skills by work history entry to present when and where skills were last used at a glance. 
  • New Cloud and Cybersecurity Engineering specialties: Dedicated specialties make it easier to search and filter for candidates. More than half of these candidates have 6+ years of experience and early results show an average interview acceptance rate of 62%. 
  • New Coworkers tab: This makes it easier to organize who has access to your Hired account. It brings greater transparency and productivity to your hiring process.

For ongoing updates, check out our page detailing product releases. 

Hired Events brought jobseekers and employers together 

From coding challenges to webinars and the annual Hired Summit for jobseekers, we hosted numerous events throughout the year. Catch up on some of these events: 

For recent and upcoming events for both tech candidates and employers, see our Events page. To check out recorded webinars and panel discussions on demand, see our Resource Center.

New research shed light on hiring market insights 

Multiple teams across Hired worked together to crunch platform data and analyze results for our annual research reports. These help employers and jobseekers alike better understand the state of the market and make data-driven decisions for their hiring strategy or job search. 

For all our past research studies, eBooks, and other long-form helpful content for employers, see our Employer Resources page. For jobseekers, here are resources for you.

Embracing the wins of 2023

We united the team in Washington, D.C. for our second corporate offsite. With a focus on raising the bar despite the challenges of this year, we strategized, reconnected, and celebrated this opportunity to come together. We participated in team building, functional breakouts, a scavenger hunt, and some karaoke. Thank you to our People team for a fantastic event and all the hard work that went into planning it! 

G2 Awards

We were thrilled to garner more recognition from G2 in the Job Search Sites, Recruiting Automation, and Diversity Recruiting categories. See the details here: 

Here’s what one user had to say about the platform:

“I like how you are given information about candidates on Hired that you have to assume or may not know on other platforms. It makes it easier to find quality candidates and sets expectations for both the employer and the candidate. Hired allows me to save a lot of time when it comes to talent sourcing due to the numerous amount of features and how easy it is to use.”

Tech recruiting in 2024

What’s to come in 2024? We asked 250 tech employers and 1000+ tech workers, Talk Talent to Me guests, our leadership, and partners. Next month Hired will release an eBook, sharing predictions for what we’ll see in the tech recruiting and hiring industry over the next 12 months. Will we be right? Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Here it is! The Future of Tech Hiring: 8 Bold Predictions for 2024.