Every quarter we publish a Recruitment review of jobseekers’ changing attitudes and behaviour, plus business confidence in the recruitment market…it’s produced by independent brand tracking agency HPI and helps to give us a better insight and understanding into how candidates and recruiters are approaching the market.
Our Summer 2012 report has just been published and shows jobseekers adopting a more cautious, passive approach amidst growing concerns that their job situation is worsening. This is in contrast to our previous report which had found a more proactive approach.
Some of the key findings of our new research are:
The rise in online vacancies, coupled with the rise in CV uploads, shows an increasing faith in online resources, with job boards continuing to be the most popular resource for both recruiters and jobseekers. The size of a business does matter though, with smaller companies using personal, business and social networks as their main route to market, thereby underlining the need for jobseekers to have a multi-channel approach to their job hunting.
More of you are using to smartphones too! 71% of respondents now own one and their most common usage in job hunting is for browsing jobs and checking out employers’ websites.
The upturn in CV uploads does point to an effort to stay on recruiters’ radar rather than a more targeted direct approach to employers or recruitment agencies, something that fits in with the similarly more cautious approach by potential employers.
Click on the image below to download and read our Summer 2012 Evenbase Quarterly Recruitment Review for further insight and commentary on the changes in jobseeker and recruiter behaviour…and let us know how you are approaching the market…are you taking things more cautiously?