What does all this mean for talent acquisition leaders? For one, I am actively promoting Workday Candidate Engagement to our customers in industries with low ratios—as a solution to help them attract and engage top candidates to expand their pipelines. And again, when you are clear on the skills the company has, and the skills it needs to grow, it’s easier to see which candidates are the best fit. Workforce planning is also key here to chart a course around talent and skills shortages and plan for the best ways, at the best times, to either source talent externally or build it internally.
Furthermore, onboarding is more important than ever to keep new hires engaged during their first 90 days—especially vital in industries with notoriously high turnover. Internally, we use our Workday Journeys functionality at the transition points of the employee experience—onboarding, return to office, becoming a people leader, and so on—to guide people to the content and make the connections they need to be successful. Onboarding, as the first big transition, is the most important because we are laying the foundation of a Workmate’s experience here.
All told, outside of the U.S. our customers generated more than 10 million job requisitions (22% increase compared to 2021); 52 million job applications (31% increase); and 5 million offers/EAs (32% increase).
The countries outside the U.S. that generated the most requisitions, applications, and EAs in 2022 were:
- United Kingdom: 2 million reqs (20% increase), 13 million applications (45% increase), 1 million offers/EAs (22% increase)
- Canada: 1.8 million reqs (28% increase), 11.3 million applications (43% increase), 1.5 million offers/EAs (38% increase)
- France: 946,000 reqs (7% increase), 5.3 million applications (23% increase), 410,000 offers/EAs (57% increase)
- Netherlands: 745,000 reqs (9% increase), 3.9 million applications (28% increase), 294,000 offers/EAs (14% increase)
- Germany: 842,000 reqs (53% increase), 3.6 million applications (54% increase), 389,000 offers/EAs (122% increase)
Note that Germany may be at the bottom of the top 5 in terms of sheer volume, but that country saw the largest percentage increase in reqs and applications, as well as job offers and EAs—an eye-popping 122% increase. Even accounting for a degree of customer growth, the data shows that Germany, compared to other countries, saw aggressive hiring demand throughout the year.
Internal Mobility Is Key to the Future
I was happy to see that internal mobility was top of mind for our customers during the peak of the pandemic and beyond as they looked to address employee and skills gaps. Looking at Workday Talent Marketplace activity, in 2022 our customers created 14,000 gigs. This was an 83% increase compared to 2021.