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20/07/2016

FOUR REASONS WHY AGENCIES AND CLIENTS NEED TO COLLABORATE

Jan 2016 \\ News Category

Talent is getting harder to find. Whether it is through a lack of available skills, the creation of new roles with no precedent of what makes a successful candidate, or hiring and selection processes that are too prescriptive, companies are often struggling to find the people they need. Many in-house teams rely on a varied sourcing model that enhances their own capability with support from other external resourcing arrangements. The REC’s research into recruitment Supply Chains in 2015 showed that most businesses favour the use of a PSL, managing a number of recruitment agency suppliers, although when asked about effectiveness most felt that the PSL model didn’t deliver....

September 2016 figures: UK jobs market strengthens in first quarter after Brexit vote

 

Overview

Up-to-the-minute data from the UK’s largest job site, reed.co.uk, shows that the number of jobs advertised in the first quarter since the EU referendum rose 9% on the same period last year. That’s over 48,000 extra jobs added to reed.co.uk in the third quarter of 2016 compared to last year.

 

Overall, the Reed Job Index stands at 291 for September.

 

Sectors

According to the latest reed.co.uk Job Index, Motoring & Automotive (+27%) and Manufacturing (+24%) were amongst the strongest performing sectors for year-on-year growth in Q3. However, jobs in Banking (-18%) and in Charity & Voluntary (-15%) saw the biggest annual contractions following the announcement of the referendum result.

Regions

Across the country the picture is positive, with all regions seeing annual jobs growth between July and September. Northern Ireland (+50.6%), Wales (+21.5%) and the East Midlands (+16.2%) were the regions reporting the biggest growth in vacancies.

However, London and the South East have both seen a drop in the number of vacancies on offer in Q3 when compared to the previous quarter, with a fall of -2.8% and -4.3% respectively.

HIRING MANAGERS , DO YOU KNOW THE VALUE OF A GOOD RECRUITER

22/7/16 \\ BAD PRESS FROM LACK OF UNDERSTANDING

If you’re a Hiring Manager or you work in internal recruitment, the thought of involving external recruiters might concern you. Criticism of recruitment practice abounds and, on occasion, that criticism is justified. After all, who wants an email inbox filled with skim-read, word-matched CVs, leaving you to do all the work? This is certainly not the way to elevate someone’s view of the profession. However, working with a professional recruiter who precisely searches for your next employee by understanding you, your company and your specific requirements can be a pleasure.

 

To address a negative view, we must understand what a good recruiter actually does.

 

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