Top factors putting millennials off recruiters

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With millennials fast becoming the largest generation in the workforce, the recruitment industry needs to work on keeping this dominant sector interested in their services.

A new survey has revealed exactly what engages and deters millennials when it comes to recruitment companies.

The APSCo survey found that a strong performing website is a key factor for millennials.

With this generation being so internet savvy, recruiters must ensure they grab their attention – interestingly, as many as 62% said that they wouldn’t use a recruiter if they had a poorly designed website that is slow to respond or unsecured.

Other key findings include:

  • 57% of millennials wouldn’t continue to use the same recruiter if they received inaccurate job offerings.
  • 1 in 4 would be put off a company that sent out emails while they’re not job hunting.
  • Only 19% like to be cold contacted by a recruiter.

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Don Byrne, the recruitment sector consultant at Cheeky Munkey, commented on the latest findings, “Candidate attraction and retention are intrinsic to the success of a recruitment agency and the survey highlights areas of key importance to millennials when they are choosing an agency. Revealing that a poor website deters nearly 63% of those surveyed, it’s crucial to ensure your site is responsive and appealing to prospective candidates.

“The overarching message we discovered from the survey was recruitment should never be a ‘one size fits all’ process. While candidates will differ in what they place a value on, each and every one should be treated as an individual.”

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Dolan Accountancy was set up by Simon J Dolan, the man behind the well-known brand SJD Accountancy. With over 25 years experience in the contracting marketing, Dolan Accountancy has the heritage, reputation and credibility you can trust. Working closely with our sister company, ContractorUmbrella, it means we can offer one low cost, fixed fee package at £95 + VAT per month. This gives you the flexibility of using both our Limited Company Accountancy Services and our award winning Umbrella Service, for one inclusive cost. We don’t believe in tiered packages or hidden extra fees, instead we aim to give you everything you need, including:

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