Data released by Companies House shows there were fewer new businesses started in 2017 than the previous year. However, research shows that this hasn’t affected technology firms – in fact the number of new tech start-ups increased by 60% last year. To put it another way, a staggering 10,016 programming and software development businesses were launched in the UK in 2017.
Why do companies turn to recruitment agencies?
In today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven job market, finding and hiring the ideal job candidate is quite hard. This is why many companies turn to recruitment agencies to help them recruit the right people for their open job positions.
Should you do the same? How can a recruitment agency help you fill your open job positions?
Most information regarding the difficulties of recruitment nowadays seem to focus solely on trends and the challenges of tech and sourcing but not what could primarily be considered the most important aspect of recruiting; candidate interest. Ask any in-house HR professional and they will say capturing and piquing a potentially strong candidate’s interest is key to any on-boarding process.
Does it feel as if your hiring process is more of a hit and miss affair than a streamlined process? Are you trying to figure out what works, what doesn’t, and where you’re going wrong? If that sounds familiar, ATS tracking could be the solution.
But what is an applicant tracking system or ATS actually?
More information: https://blog.recruitee.com/ats-tracking/
Whenever I talk about biases in hiring, people just seem to get it naturally. I guess we’ve all experienced them because they are far more common in everyday decision-making than we realize.
Where do biases come from?
According to “Thinking Fast and Slow — Daniel Kahneman,” there are two mechanisms of decision-making in our brain – System 1 and System 2 (rather creative names!).
Communication is undoubtedly one of the cornerstones of great recruitment, but it’s also something recruiters seem to get wrong often. Candidates complain about slow communication, lack of responses, and generally, mismanaged expectations. When you consider how many processes a recruiter is managing at any given point, it’s no wonder that good communication practices are left by the wayside. For those managing a high volume of vacancies, recruiting email templates can be a powerful tool to keep your candidate communication in check and help you attract better talent.
More information: https://blog.recruitee.com/recruiting-email-templates/
In the recruitment world, employers are currently competing for the top talent that is in short supply. With the ever changing skill sets needed to keep up with trends, it can be hard to not only find the right people, but be able to attract and hire these people when they are being offered bigger salaries at the larger companies. As a result, employers need to become more receptive and open to the idea of hiring candidates that don’t necessarily fit the mould or job description exactly.
The millennials have entered the workforce in droves with 75% of the workforce comprising of millennials by 2025. However, this increasing presence hasn’t always been met with open arms. Millennials have often been criticised of being spoilt, bratty and in need of constant attention. And years later, hiring managers are still left tearing their hair out trying to figure out this generation. Born into a world of technology, increased connectivity and constant exposure to the issues faced all around the world.
Here at Coburg Banks, we post a lot of blogs based on tips and tricks on how to successfully recruit and keep staff happy.
However, one area we don’t always cover is what a candidate actually wants to see in an employer.
While the emphasis might typically be on the candidate to impress the interviewer or recruiter, there are also a lot of job seekers who set their standards very high as well.
One of the key ingredients for a start-up to become successful is a passionate, dedicated and skilled workforce in which everyone is willing to contribute their 100%. But most start-ups are not really very famous or established enough that they can attract the best in business on just there name. Hence the dilemma that most start-ups face is attracting the right kind of crowd for hiring. Well, that’s where Careermarshal swoops in. We, at Careermarshal have curated a list of suggestions on how to attract the best when you are a start-up only.
More information: https://careermarshal.com/blog/ways-attract-best-talent-startup/