July 2, 2023

HR and recruitment statistics. Part 5: remote and hybrid work, diversity and inclusion, employer brand


The realities of the time leave their mark on the work format and working conditions. The recent pandemic, complicated political and economic conditions in the current decade, and many other specific factors forced employers to look for new ways to increase the profitability of their businesses.


All these factors have contributed a lot to more companies opting for remote work for their workers. Even the search for new employees is increasingly moving online.


And against the background of all these trends, the employer brand, diversity, and inclusiveness are also becoming increasingly important.


The HR and recruiting statistics below confirm and illustrate these hiring trends.

Remote work statistics

Transferring employees to a remote or hybrid mode of operation allows companies to impressively reduce the cost of renting and equipping offices, organizing appropriate conditions for their employees getting to and from work, and the like. Here are the latest HR statistics on this trend:

  • 78% of managers plan to transfer at least some of their workers to remote or hybrid work permanently.
  • 84% of recruiters and HR managers accept online recruiting as a given.
  • 77% of recruiters consider online recruiting to be their new work standard.
  • 98% of employees are more or less ready for remote or hybrid work.
  • 27% of employees quit in recent years because they were not offered flexible hybrid working hours.
  • 70% of employees do not require an office and are ready to work from anywhere worldwide.
  • Over 50% of employees are ready to donate 5% of their salary to be able to work from home.

Diversity and inclusion statistics

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the working place is another trend that is visible in the field of recruitment, which, according to the World Bank, will not only steadily gain momentum but will also seriously increase the profitability of enterprises. These figures, provided by the latest recruitment statistics, clearly prove the above statements:


  • Gender and ethnic diversity in the workplace can increase a company’s profitability by up to 35%.
  • 89% of recruiters and HR managers believe that cross-generational teams help companies operate more successfully and efficiently.
  • From 2018 to early 2022, online job postings for diversity and inclusion grew by 47%.
  • Over the same period, the profitability of companies with diverse management teams grew by 38%.
  • 78% of HR managers say that their companies either have or have already implemented the D&I strategy.
  • 79% of HR managers state that D&I strategies enhance corporate culture.
  • 65% of HR managers say that diversity and inclusion in the workplace improve the efficiency of the company on the whole.
  • 58% of employees say they would not want to work for companies with a pay gap.
  • 67% of candidates consider diversity essential and rate companies based on it.
  • 61% of employees had problems with workplace discrimination.

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Employer brand statistics

The OnHires’ experience and all the latest world tendencies demonstrate that applicants usually research the company before applying. In this case, the importance of the employer brand is becoming increasingly vital. A negative or weak company brand can alienate promising talent and lead them to competitors. Here are the recent years’ statistics proving these statements:

  • 75% of recruiters state that the employer brand matters a lot when choosing a company to apply for.
  • 66% of employers are motivated by the brand and mission of their company.
  • 77% of job seekers will only accept a job at a company with a good reputation, even if they are unemployed.
  • Companies with high-reputation employer brands hire 59% more highly qualified candidates.
  • For 47% of job seekers, a good employer brand is more important than salary.
  • 67% of candidates visit the company’s website and carefully study the information given there before submitting an application.


As we can see from the above statistics, the general global trends indicate the transformation of the workplace from offline to online. Modern employees are more comfortable working remotely and within a flexible work schedule.

At the same time, the diversity and inclusion of the workplace and the employer brand are becoming increasingly essential.

More HR and recruiting statistics:

  1. Job search and recruitment process statistics, bad interview experience statistics, and recruitment challenges statistics.
  2. Recruitment software statistics, digital and social media statistics.
  3. Employee satisfaction at work, company and workplace culture statistics.
  4. Employee onboarding statistics, engagement and retention statistics