2022 will be remembered as a year of huge momentum in full-time hiring for mid-market, non-contract professionals. Early in the year, candidates were amazed at the lightning-fast speed of hire, excellent salary offers, and flexible working conditions extended for new roles. Hiring managers were spurred by the ease of virtual meetings in lieu of in-person interviews, availability of large, experienced talent pools, and burgeoning workloads resulting from the end of the pandemic.
In Q4 2022, things slowed a bit as recession threats loomed, but the overall job market shows continued promise. In 2023, full-time hiring may be slower in the first quarter, but the workloads are not going to be smaller, so look for a quick rebound. Here are my predictions for 2023 for the legal tech marketplace: