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The Ultimate Guide to Quiet Hiring Right

4 Principles to Quiet Hiring that Organizations Must Focus On

Written by HRCap, Inc.

January 19, 2023

With the new year comes new trends. In the past year, we have seen headlines on quiet quitting and quiet firing. A new trend has silently taken hold of the workplace, and it is called “quiet hiring.”

[Related: All-In-One Solution to Quiet Quitting]

What is Quiet Hiring

Quiet hiring, as defined and coined by Emily Rose McRae, Senior Director of Research at Gartner, is “when an organization acquires new skills without actually hiring new full-time employees.”

According to a 2023 Monster survey, about 80% of workers have been quiet hired. With the high numbers of quiet hires, we should consider why it is occurring now more frequently, what challenges come with quiet hiring, and how companies can use it properly.