Category: recruiters

Recruitment leaders unconvinced of the benefits of new technologies

APSCo: ‘Technology is freeing up valuable time which can be better spent engaging with clients and candidates in a way which no machine could’.

Employers shouldn’t rely on technology to assess if a person is a good ‘cultural fit’

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’.

Tackling CV fraud: Employers must be consistent with background checks

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’.

Study launched to explore gender equality across recruitment profession

APSCo: ‘While research shows that females account for 41% of the recruitment workforce at recruiter level, this falls to just 25% board level’.

Soft skills crucial for top recruiters

Softer skills such as resilience, positivity and keenness to help others are becoming increasingly crucial for competitive recruitment companies.

Revealed: Top talent trends for 2020

Guidant Global: ‘As we hurl headlong into a new decade, the intertwining forces of technology, economics, politics and shifting demographics will usher in a host of new opportunities, and challenges, for businesses to grasp’.

Recruitment industry’s turnover reached £38.9 billion last year

£33.4 billion was generated through temporary/contract placement activity, while £5.5 billion was achieved through permanent placements.

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.