I was lucky enough to meet Paul Jacobs of Loveworklife at the Recruitment Expo 2016 a few days ago. I attended a seminar where he talked about recruiters engaging our 5 senses and how technology is, in a nutshell, turning us into robots. He has a very valid point
The news that graduate recruitment is on the rise and more graduates are being taken into roles is absolutely fantastic. One of the main reasons for the shortage of qualified, experienced candidates at the moment has to be attributed to the lack of candidates recruited at graduate level over the last three years.
This is generally the muttering of my poor husband after being dragged round a million shops trying on endless pairs of shoes, only to go back to the very first shop we visited to buy the first pair I tried on. (Deep down, I knew were ‘the ones’!) Let’s face it, it’s a valid point and a sentiment probably echoed by a million other spouses. It’s really important though, isn’t it? No-one wants to spend their hard-earned cash and realise later in the day that there was a better/cheaper pair and you just didn’t make the time to look for them. And this can be applied to the hiring process.
Any guesses how many CVs we receive at AF Selection each day? We receive around 100 every day for our consultants to read, digest, assess for the suitability for the role they’ve applied to, and, hopefully, register as a candidate. We expect the CV for a creative designer to really…
The fast-paced life of a recruiter is what we love. We spend every day filtering through applications and pairing up great candidates with our clients. Fortunately, the quality of candidates is increasing – but the number of candidates applying isn’t. Consequently, by the time employers make a decision on a candidate, they’ve already gone.