It’s been a strange old year with more roles being registered in the agency and in-house sectors since July 2013, but the lack of skilled candidates has been at its highest since 2010, which is clearly having a detrimental impact on many company’s ambitions to grow and prosper.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the lack of candidates in the creative sectors, in particular digital and PR, is having a detrimental impact on many companies’ aspirations to grow. This is particularly apparent in the agency sector. Although in-house roles, which normally have more success in sourcing relevant candidates, are now beginning to experience the feeling of being unable to plug gaps in their workforce. So what’s happening with candidate interviews?
It is unequivocally a royal pain in the derriere when you’ve been to one, two, or sometimes even three interviews, and you receive a response that says “we really liked you, but we’ve found someone that is a better fit”. It may be dressed up differently at times, but the bottom line is that you’ve not been successful. Receiving negative interview feedback is simply not a pleasant experience.
I’m afraid we’re not going to write an article about The Clash, but this may be worth a read if you’re considering a new role.
You may have gleaned from our website that we are an extremely well established, niche recruitment consultancy, for the digital, PR, marketing and design sectors, placing people in agency and in-house disciplines. We’ve been in business since 1988 and we work with many engaging and entrepreneurial businesses across the Midlands and Manchester. We are proud of the fact that we have a very low staff turnover, which we like to think is down to our honest and down-to-earth approach to business, people, and recruitment. And now we’re hiring!