Here we reveal what is happening with recruitment and what job seekers are looking for in the current market? We share our perspective on recruitment trends and the data that supports our views.
There has been a 76% drop in job applications over two years and a 37% increase in the number of vacancies in just the past six months. These figures mean there are fewer job seekers for more jobs.
However, the good news is candidate registrations have increased between September and October by 7%, although we have seen a slight decrease this week. The increase in candidate registrations is likely down to the end of the furlough scheme, bringing people back to work and making candidates available.
October is likely to be the best time to advertise your roles due to the increased activity. The uplift in candidate activity coincides perfectly with the prime time to get new employees and temporary staff settled in before Christmas.
We have used data from one of the UK’s leading job sites over two years to show precisely what is happening.
Most Searched words during September
|Search Keyword||WoW % Change|
|work from home||0%|
Candidates Top Desired Sectors
|Candidate Desired Sector||Month on Month Growth|
|Strategy & Consultancy||35|
|IT & Telecoms||33|
|Transport & Logistics||22|