Recruitment Outlook in 2019

63% of recruitment businesses are expecting their business performance to improve over the next 12 months, and 63% report an increase in demand from employers for both permanent and temporary roles, according to the Recruiting Times survey 2018.

We are in a candidate driven market, where businesses must work hard to attract the best candidate for the role, and this can be helped by developing a strong business brand.

According to Tech Crunch’s 2018 Internet Trends report, job openings are at a 17 year high, and the unemployment rate is at a low of 3.9%. Therefore, competition for talent is fierce.

An attractive recruitment brand is one that demonstrates excellent customer service, and simple, streamlined processes. Having an active social media presence is important to be able to promote the company and the roles on offer.

LinkedIn and Facebook along with other networks remain key areas of growth, to attract and allow for open conversation with potential candidates and clients. Personalised, catchy adverts and paid advertisements could make a huge difference with potential reach and click through rates.

Streamlining the recruitment process means the whole experience with the brand will be much more efficient for the candidates and clients, which could help prevent drop outs mid-way through.

Introducing and implementing modern technology could mean that repetitive tasks can be automated, for example by using templates and bulk actions where possible, and collating data in one place.

If you are hoping to bring in the New Year with a new job, the outlook has not been as bright as it is currently for over a decade. Employers are in a fruitful position.

Integra People are a dedicated recruitment business who can offer expert and confidential help with your recruitment needs. For more information, call 01925 838 600.

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