2015 – The year of employee change
Research from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has revealed that 37% of UK workers plan to leave their current job this year (2015). This dramatic increase stands head and shoulders above 2014, where 19% of employees were planning on leaving current employment and 2013, where just 13% had said that they were ready to make the move.
With employees citing the necessity for flexible working and feeling undervalued as reasons for job change, numbers like this certainly demonstrate that 2015 is set to be a bumper year for recruiters. So how do recruiters make sure they are keeping up with candidates and finding the right person for the right role, whilst ensuring their systems are keeping them at the forefront of search?
Candidates apply for roles on the move, 24/7 – they expect immediate access to the best roles and the ability to get their CVs across for review ASAP. In fact, latest statistics show that 50% of worldwide job searches now takes place on mobile, with over half of UK candidates using smartphones to look for jobs. This immediacy should be matched by recruiters who, by utilising the latest in mobile technology, can ensure they are efficiently responding to and reviewing applications in real-time, maximising value and providing the best candidate for the job quickly.
Fast and furious
Once upon a time, it was accepted that it would take a few days to process an application, now candidates expect recruiters to process their application and suggest other roles in real-time.
Having an intuitive system that presents information to the recruiter in a fast and efficient manner is critical to filling roles. Storing all candidate information and documents in a central database is key to this efficiency and avoids manual duplication. It also enables recruiters to respond to candidate applications as they are made, in real-time and increases the likelihood of beating the competition to the finish line.
What does the future hold?
With nearly a third of employee’s actively job hunting, 2015 is set to be an exciting and demanding year for recruiters. 31% of employees surveyed also stated their intention to spend more time doing the things they enjoy outside of the workplace in 2015. The most tenacious recruiters, empowered by the right technology to ensure candidate’s job searches are as swift and painless as possible, will certainly make their mark this year.