Top 6 Recruiting Trends for 2023:

Following on from Covid, Brexit, the cost of living crisis and questions about “Are we in a recession or not?” the recruitment market has changed a lot in the last few years. Amidst a growing skills gap and the increasing difficulty to find suitable talent fast, we take a look at some of the top…

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Using psychometric testing to assess culture fit

Psychometric tests assess culture fit

The pandemic has left us with greater employee flexibility where hybrid and remote working has become a permanent arrangement for many. This is great news with businesses focusing on growth and building back stronger. To grow your business successfully you need to get the culture right – which means recruiting the right people in the…

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Strongest rate of growth in pay

Pay rises as labour shortages continue

Growth in regular pay rose by 6.7% but fell by 3.1% in real terms The last quarter of 2022 saw the strongest rate of growth in regular pay seen outside of the coronavirus pandemic period due in part to continued labour shortages. Growth in average total pay (including bonuses) was 5.9% and growth in regular…

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Listening to your employee voice improves engagement and retention

Are you listening to your employee voice?

Employee voice is a key enabler of effective staff engagement. Employees who feel respected, engaged with, listened to, and invited to contribute their ideas and experience are more likely to stay motivated and stay with you. In the current context where labour shortages are inhibiting some businesses from growing and reaching their full productivity potential,…

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The importance of staff retention

Do your employees love working for you?

Whilst the recruitment market is so competitive, companies are increasingly focusing on employee retention. Do your employees love working for you? If not you need to invest in engaging and rewarding your current employees as the labour market continues to be tight with companies competing for top talent. Following the impact of the pandemic and…

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Job market remains robust at the start of the year

Job Market Remains Robust

While we are seeing some caution from employers in the face of uncertainty, overall the job market remains robust judging by the demand for new staff at the start of the year. The number of active job vacancy postings across the UK job market has remained robust since mid-August 2022. Active job adverts went above…

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Latest ONS Labour Market Report For New Year

Competition for candidates remains high in labour market report

As the ONS releases its latest labour market update, the results show demand for workers is still higher than pre-pandemic, despite signs of economic slowdown. Although some companies appear to be holding back on permanent recruitment, opting for temporary placements instead, the labour market remains competitive. Combined with candidate shortages we continue to see challenges…

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Are you ready to recruit?

Get ready to recruit

The beginning of the year is always a really popular time for people looking for a new job after having time to think about what they want in the new year over the holiday break. If you want to pick up the best candidates for your recruitment drive, you’ll need to make sure you’re ready…

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Recruitment Trends Report Shows Candidate Shortage Continues

As the number of Jobs available continues to rise, applications fall indicating that the candidate-short market doesn’t appear to be abating. The latest Recruitment Trends Reports for November revealed that jobs rose by 17% but applications decreased by -7% from October to November, a trend that we don’t usually see in the last couple of…

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Now is a good time for a Recruitment Audit

Recruitment audit

Why do you need a recruitment audit? If you haven’t reviewed your recruitment model for a long time you could be repeating poor practice, wasting time and money and alienating your prospective and future candidates. If your business is regularly recruiting or your current recruitment strategy isn’t working you should take the time for a…

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