CV-Library reveals top recruitment priorities for 2018

CV-Library reveals top recruitment priorities for 2018


CV-Library’s latest piece of research reveals the recruitment priorities for many businesses in 2018 include more direct sourcing, building future talent pools, establishing their employer brand and succession planning.

Of the 250 professionals with hiring responsibility surveyed, the research finds that 72.8% are most concerned about a lack of relevant candidates.

Just over 20% find that meeting candidate demands, particularly in terms of pay, continues to be challenging. Despite this, a sizeable 85% of those asked remain focused on ‘quality of hire’ in their future recruiting.

In terms of top recruitment priorities, 68% cited sourcing candidates directly while 65% said their priority was building talent pools for the future.

Just 42% plan to invest in the tools or technology needed to make their recruitment process more efficient, while almost 34% are focused on succession planning.

40% of those asked said that their top priority would be to establish a strong employer brand.

The research also reveals which recruitment platforms are most effective and which employers will continue to use. 90.6% will continue to use job boards, 58% LinkedIn, and 35.8% their own careers site. Least among these are referral schemes (34.6%) and aggregators (22.8%).

The survey also researched attitudes to recruitment in the context of the changes to GDPR, due to take effect in May, and Brexit.

Just over 70% of those asked feel prepared for the GDPR changes. Just under half of those who said they felt unprepared don’t understand the changes while a further third feel that there isn’t enough information available.

Just one in five of those polled said that uncertainty around Brexit has negatively affected their recruitment in the last 12 months.

Lee Biggins, CV-Library founder and managing director, offers straightforward advice for recruiters concerned about the challenges 2018 will bring: “Getting your recruitment process right is the first thing you should think about when expanding your team. That can be anything from where you’re going to search for candidates, the tools that you’ll use to get there and how your company will come across in job postings. Without taking a step back and really thinking about why you’re recruiting, and what kind of person you’re looking for, you won’t stand a good chance of hiring the right individual for the job.”

Download CV-Library’s full whitepaper here.


Thursday, 18 January 2018

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