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Long drawn-out hiring processes are damaging businesses

Long, complex recruitment processes are harming businesses’ chances of securing top talent. According to the survey of 9,000 jobseekers in 11 countries across four continents, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of candidates globally have taken a second-choice job offer because their preferred employer took too long to give them an answer.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 18 May 2018

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Brexit impact dominating recruitment strategies

Nearly all HR managers and recruiters say Brexit is impacting hiring strategies, as UK becomes less attractive to international talent. 44 percent of HR and recruitment professionals think the UK is less attractive to EU27 candidates. One third (35 percent) of recruiters have seen a decrease in hiring from France and Germany since the start of 2018.

Contributor: Jon Addison | Published: 1 May 2018

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What impact has the spring statement had on recruitment?

The spring statement, presented yesterday, did little more than announce the latest economic and public finance forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The Treasury did announce the smallest budget deficit of the last fifteen years and forecasted employment to grow over the next five years so that by 2022 there will be over 500,000 more people with jobs.

Contributor: Amy Speake | Published: 28 March 2018

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Recruiters admit ‘stalking’ potential employees online

With a third (30.8 percent) of recruiters admitting that they ‘stalk’ potential candidates on social media, professionals need to be savvy about what they post online. Despite this, over one in four (29.5 percent) confess that their social media profiles aren’t set to private. That’s according to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site. 

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 20 March 2018

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Half of recruiters are at risk of criminal charges

The survey – conducted in partnership with specialist back office and support recruitment consultancy, Camino Partners – found that 43% of recruitment agencies are unaware of the impact this legislation could have on their business. This statistic is particularly concerning considering that one third of the survey respondents are responsible for compliance in their firm.

Contributor: Michelle Reilly | Published: 28 February 2018

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Permanent placements up as contractor use declines

APSCo’s data, which focuses on professional recruitment, reveals that vacancies for permanent staff also increased by 1 percent over the same period. This growth is reflected in the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics which reported in January that UK employment levels have reached a record high level, driven by an increase in full-time work.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 14 February 2018

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Cost control not Brexit will dominate hiring activity in 2018

In its Salary Guide 2018, Core-Asset’s annual bench marking tool for employers and professionals in Scotland, the recruiter argues that sector consolidation, the burden of regulation, and the cost of moving to a fairer and more equal business environment will have a dampening effect on salary levels and recruitment activity - particularly across permanent roles.

Contributor: Betsy Williamson | Published: 29 January 2018

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Job candidate behaviour revealed

Businesses can now get accurate insights into how candidates applying for roles will respond to different work and business scenarios, even during the selection stage, using a series of new reports that support decision-making across three specific areas of recruiting.

Contributor: Ciaran Morton | Published: 15 December 2017

Three in five employers have turned away candidates for CV lies

The research, which polled over 400 employers in the UK, found that the most popular areas for dishonest information or exaggerated claims are work experience (58 percent ), education or qualifications (41 percent ), technical skills 40 percent ) and the duties they claim to have performed in previous employment (30 percent ).

Contributor: Rachel Stockell | Published: 7 December 2017

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“Blood labeller required, apply within” – and other Jobs you don’t see every day

A role created especially for that moment at dinner parties where a new acquaintance casually asks what you do for a living, this good-enough-to-eat opportunity looks finger-lickin’ good to us. It’s not for everyone though, as the ideal candidate will need to boast strong knowledge of statistical theory and its application to sensory/consumer research. And iron-clad willpower (we imagine).

Contributor: Adzuna | Published: 29 November 2017