Category: recruiters

Buyer’s market resulting in ‘professional ghosting’

Research shows that ‘professional ghosting’ is symptomatic of the current buyer’s market with employment levels reaching record highs in 2019.

Number of recruitment companies has grown by 500% in 20 years

Recruitment growth has increased particularly rapidly over the last decade, with 84% of company registrations taking place from 2008 to 2018.

Only half of businesses actively seek and welcome disabled candidates

As many as 80% of UK businesses believe that they ‘could do more’ to attract disabled jobseekers.

CV fraud damaging recruitment success

“There is no doubt that falsified resumes are a growing universal concern among talent acquisition professionals – and as CV fraud evolves, so should the solutions we use to fight it.”

Employment among people with disabilities rising

REC: ‘The employment gap falling over the last six years is good news. It shows that employers are moving from good intentions to making a tangible difference on the disability and wider inclusion agenda.’

Diversity and inclusion a priority for many jobseekers

Professionals who look for diversity and inclusion commitment most are those who work in business and professional services (67%), banking (67%) and education (63%).

Employers urged to address engineering skills gap caused by retirement

WR Engineering: ‘With an ageing workforce meaning hundreds of thousands of engineering roles will need replacing, companies must do their utmost to encourage young people to become engineers and skilled technicians.’

Recruitment sector remains strong

Margins across the recruitment profession remain strong, but staff attrition and a need to upskill teams remain key challenges along with Brexit.