Artificial Intelligence (AI) is starting to make its mark on recruitment, transforming many processes so they’re more streamlined and efficient. Take a look at some of the ways AI is being embroiled into the recruitment industry and making positive changes. Building relationships with candidates with AI To help find and build trust with candidates, it’s… Read more »
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Workplace diversity is a particularly hot topic at the moment, especially since mandatory pay gap reporting for larger organisations was put in place by the government. However, gender discrimination isn’t the only issue under discussion in the recruitment world. Despite figures from the Chartered Management Institute which reveal that around 1.9 million highly skilled, well… Read more »
The demand for recruitment agencies to help fill a variety of skills gaps in the UK continues to increase, with the IT and technology sectors most in need of specialist recruitment help. Agencies are in demand to help find talented candidates in the IT sector in particular, as it is one of the fastest growing… Read more »
Small to medium-sized businesses account for nearly half of the UK’s employment, and yet these smaller-sized businesses often find themselves struggling to identify the talent which can help drive their company forward. Hiring can be a stressful and ultimately unsuccessful experience for many small firms, and yet the health of the country’s economy actually relies… Read more »
The triggering of Article 50 has caused uncertainty in many industries about what lies ahead, including recruitment. There are many potential impacts of Brexit on recruitment and while there are likely to be challenges ahead, there may even be some positive consequences. According to a poll carried out by City and Guilds among 500 senior… Read more »
The New Year can be a busy time for recruiters. Employers optimistically looking towards taking on fresh recruits to nurture company growth, whilst employees are looking for new opportunities to embark on fresh challenges in the New Year. Yes, it’s safe to say, the recruitment sector is bustling with buoyancy at the start of the… Read more »
With 2016 coming to a close and the New Year beckoning, LinkedIn has released its recruiting trends for SMEs report for 2017. The Small and Mid-Sized Business Recruiting Trends 2017 is based on the responses made by more than 2,600 corporate talent acquisition leaders at SMEs in 35 countries. All the survey’s respondents were at… Read more »
New research has found that following the results of the EU referendum vote in June, the number of people being employed for permanent positions has dropped. Markit has compiled the annual Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) report, which shows that recruitment for permanent jobs dropped in July by its fastest rate since May 2009 –… Read more »
Despite uncertainty about Britain’s future in Europe and Brexit concerns, the recruitment sector remains buoyant in the UK, particularly temporary recruitment. A survey compiled in 2015 showed the UK’s recruitment industry boasted a net fee income increase of 83% that year. The report tributes its success to the healthy state of the economy. With… Read more »
A new survey has shown that for the third consecutive year, Britain’s recruitment sector is enjoying growth. One of the key influencers contributing to a strong recruitment market is the overall buoyant economic health of the country.
From providing career counselling and employment advice, to being dynamic salespeople and offering technical training and development, recruiters are hugely adaptable individuals. Acting as an intermediary between employers and candidates the role of a recruiter is required to meet the needs of both the candidate and the employer and to help find the best mutual fit.
As a result of the rapidly expanding digital age, a new breed of software has been developed aimed at the recruitment sector. These automated systems and time-saving devices are the in-thing, but for how long?
Recruitment agencies are a vital part of the business economy, serving as the main point of contact between job candidates and clients.
Simply put, the aim of a recruitment agency is to attract, screen, select and place qualified persons in the right job. But there’s a lot more involved in the process, including the analysis of jobs, the sourcing of candidates using traditional advertising and networking methods, the matching of candidates to the right job position, the assessment of the expertise and personality of candidates, and the finalisation of their placement.