Of those surveyed, 60% worry that asking about parental leave policies in an interview might give the interviewer a reason not to choose them for the job.
Despite government support packages such as the Job Retention Scheme, 46% of respondents in the recruitment sector are still planning redundancies.
Trade body urges the government to intervene further as some firms are calling the CBIL scheme a farce
APSCo: ‘Technology is freeing up valuable time which can be better spent engaging with clients and candidates in a way which no machine could’.
White Recruitment: ‘While technology can certainly assist when assessing potential recruits for cultural fit, it is naïve to assume that machines alone are intelligent enough do decide who will gel best with an existing team’.
Sterling: ‘Robust screening processes and confirmation of an individual’s previous work experience are crucial for a huge number of roles, regardless of the level of the individual’.
APSCo: ‘While research shows that females account for 41% of the recruitment workforce at recruiter level, this falls to just 25% board level’.
Softer skills such as resilience, positivity and keenness to help others are becoming increasingly crucial for competitive recruitment companies.