Recruiting trends in 2023

In this webinar, we’re joined by 4 recruitment experts from Sweden, Denmark, and the UK discussing everything from social issues like remote work dilemmas to the tech stacks of modern recruiters


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This year has been everything but smooth. How can we be better prepared for the next?

Recession is knocking on everyone’s doors, the cost of living crisis is spreading like wildfire, and remote work as a norm is being challenged by tech giants like Twitter.

At the same time, there’s an abundance of new recruitment tech and a massive shift in demand from candidates for a fairer, more diverse, and transparent hiring processes.

How does it affect recruitment processes? What can you as an HR / talent acquisition specialist do to prepare for an even more turbulent 2023?

In this webinar, we’re joined by Simon Werner-Zankl and Sarah-Emily Oades talking about the extreme return to office policies and layoffs; David Näsström talking about the future skills and tech stack recruiters should adopt; and Heidi Wassini exploring.

In this webinar

We’ll be covering topics such as:

  • Dealing with extreme “return-to-office” policies
  • Companies & candidates attitudes towards mass layoffs
  • How to navigate hiring with the rising cost of living
  • The future skills and behavior of a recruiter
  • The future recruitment process and tech stack
  • Building a strong employer brand that lasts

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Simon Werner-Zankl

CEO, Trustcruit

Founder of with 10+ years in and around HR and Talent Acquisition. Loves data & the human perspective in recruitment.

Roman Pikalenko

Growth Marketer, Recright

Shares fresh candidate perspectives as well as companies’ strategies and behaviors around building a strong employer brand. Will be the moderator of the webinar.

David Näsström

Co-owner, Refapp

After 10+ years of experience in recruiting and being responsible for the recruitment process for the largest staffing company in Sweden David wanted to develop the process step that was the most in-efficient – reference checking. Refapp has during the last 5 years disrupted this process step and now digital referencing is common in the Nordics. After opening a sales office in Dublin last spring and in Singapore last week, Refapp now is represented in 33 countries with 900+ customers.

Sarah Emily Oades

VP of People, SEON

Recovering Lawyer. Proven people, talent and HR leader across a number of start-ups, scale-ups and e-commerce companies including SEON, Uber, Thread,, Yoox. Culture & talent program builder, DEI ally, enablement & development champion, leadership advisor, people operations scaler.Fast moving, pragmatic, empathetic, operational focused leader helping organisations build the right teams, hire and keep top talent and ensuring a company and their customers are hugely successful.

Heidi Wassini

Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding Evangelist,

Passionate about creating a DEI-focused Talent Acquisition & authentic Employer Branding strategy that enhances candidate experience and drives the business objectives Speaker on unbiased recruitment, hypergrowth scaling, authentic employer branding, incl. CVP – Candidate Value Proposition (TM), and candidate experience.