Q1 2023 Employ Quarterly Insights Report Infographic: Job Seeker Expectations and Realities


The job market is strong based on the total number of job openings and the low unemployment rate. And that’s leaving job seekers to believe they are firmly in the driver’s seat.

So, what are candidate preferences, perceptions, and motivations when it comes to seeking new roles?

Download the infographic now to see:

  • Reasons why workers are seeking new opportunities
  • The biggest factors motivating workers to start looking for a new job
  • Candidate’s desires in hiring experience
  • Workers preferences for remote work


About the Employ Quarterly Insights Report

The Employ Quarterly Insights Report provides unique insights and in-depth analysis on hiring trends compiled from employer and job seeker activity across Employ’s 18,000 customers and findings from a survey of more than 1,500 workers conducted by Zogby Analytics in January 2023.

Here is a small sampling of data presented in the report:

  • 58% of job seekers believe that the labor market favors candidates, while 51% believe that finding a job in the current labor market is easy.
  • 49% of American workers are not actively looking for a new job, but 50% would consider applying for a job if approached by a recruiter.
  • Large enterprises saw new job openings fall by 41.7% year over year between January 2022 and January 2023. Postings for large enterprises were down in January 2023 alone by 35%.
  • Companies across segments saw an average of 26 applicants per job in Q4 2022, an increase of 23.8% over the previous quarter.

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