Tech recruitment slumps as candidates repurpose their skills

April 25th, 2023 | Industry News

From London to China, recruitment agencies are reporting changes in hiring practice as a result of the tech downturn. One tech blog reports that layoffs in the sector so far in 2023 are currently 168,243, which includes Disney planning to lay off 7,000 staffers in three tranches over the year and Amazon cutting 9,000. One place this has really affected is the SAAS industry, including SAAS recruitment agencies, although the impact here has been minimal so far. All industries point to the same macro-economic problems, and many cite the need to develop a more disciplined hiring behaviour as they move towards profitability. While the impact, according to recruitment database software, is not that significant in the UK, the tech sector is proving more dubious about hiring permanent staff so temporary recruitment is experiencing a minor boom. Anecdotally, staffers talk about being laid off one week and re-hired on a short-term contract the week after. this is a reversal of the trend in hiring was a whole, where employers are tending to hire fewer new temporary staff but to extend existing temporary contracts.

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Recruitment Software – and how to use it to improve your recruitment processes

March 27th, 2023 | Industry News

Few sectors have changed more quickly and more often than recruiting over the past fews years. Employees are increasingly unhappy in their workplaces, especially in the UK, and while fear of unemployment is keeping some people in role, others have taken the opportunity to move fields, or to move out of paid employment altogether.

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The recruiter mindset – and how it needs to change

March 6th, 2023 | Industry News

Despite the continuing volatility in the hiring market, employers and recruiters still tend to think in the old established patterns such as ‘we’re sharing this job with the marketplace and we’ll chose the best candidate’ or ‘we’re opening this opportunity up to the talent pool’. This can be shortsighted. A 2021 survey of 5,000 UK employees found that 89% were thinking about changing jobs. The so called ‘talent pool’ now includes all the people a company already employs and – while employers cast out their lines into the talent pool – other employers are fishing in their existing workforce!

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Software for recruiters – a best practice guide

February 20th, 2023 | Industry News

It’s been an insanely demanding few years for HR professionals: pandemics, inflation, economic turbulence – no wonder that recruitment has come to feel both complicated and pressurised. So how are HR managers and recruiters coping? The answers are sometimes surprising

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Where is recruitment feeling the love in 2023?

February 6th, 2023 | Industry News

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re starting February with a look at where the recruitment industry is getting some swipe rights.

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The world of work – a review of recruitment issues in 2023

January 17th, 2023 | Industry News

It might seem early in the year to be talking about 2023’s recruitment issues, but surveys from around the globe show that employers, and recruitment agencies, are facing the same problems:

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2023 recruitment trends – and how to transcend them

January 10th, 2023 | Industry News

Recruitment software can’t solve any organisation’s recruitment problems – the only thing that can do this is strategic planning and a clear understanding of the challenges ahead. However, what recruiting software can do is help overcome difficulties as well as pinpointing solutions.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters – consider recruitment website design

December 29th, 2022 | Industry News

In a difficult business climate, you might be forgiven for thinking that the only resolution recruiters need to make is to stay in business! But think again. A recruitment agency website is much more than just an advertisement of your presence and services – at its best, it can be the core of your business success. The best recruitment websites aren’t an addition to the agency, they are its hub:

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All we want for Christmas … is to keep our employees?

December 6th, 2022 | Industry News

Employers have grasped the idea that they need to use the latest recruitment processes if they are to attract the best staff, but some still haven’t truly understood that to hang onto the staff they already have, recruiting software may be their best Xmas present. Let’s star with the facts.

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Variables that improve recruitment in 2022

November 28th, 2022 | Industry News

As the year draws to an end, data is being gathered on this year’s recruitment experiences. Recruitment database software allows agencies to conduct their own basic research, assessing what has worked and what hasn’t, on the ground.

Diversity and Inclusion – Attracting people into work has become a major challenge in many sectors from insurance to driving to hospitality and one of the major routes to better hiring since the pandemic has turned out to be Diversity & Inclusion. One way that recruiting software can improve D&I approaches is by substitution. For example, organisations often believe that a candidate must have a set qualification to be recruited; however, many candidates may have non-standard backgrounds that prevent them being considered. Recruitment management software can be used to find equivalences that allow more candidates to be shortlisted by recognising transferable and soft skills, assessing comparable education levels and exploring how rapidly somebody can be on-boarded using training and induction rather than expecting all candidates to arrive ready prepared. Given that 61% of millennials see D&I as important to their employment choices, companies that operate a strong D&I programme are also likely to have a higher level of interest.

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