Totaljobs launches online global talent tool for recruiters

Totaljobs launches online global talent tool for recruiters

Totaljobs has announced the launch of an online tool aimed at enabling employers and recruiters to better understand how, where and why talent moves around the world.

The tool, ‘Decoding Global Talent’, is based on research of more than 200,000 people across 189 countries, carried out by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network – a global alliance of more than 50 leading recruitment websites. is the Network’s partner in the UK.

Totaljobs said the analysis is the largest gathering of insights on global talent mobility trends and employment preferences. Employers who use the tool can obtain insight into how to source particular talent, either from specific countries or from industries with certain skills and experience.

The tool offers an international overview of candidate preferences, allowing recruiters to target jobseekers based on factors including their willingness to relocate, career motivations or likelihood to remain in a specific geography.

The data also provides insights into worker attitudes by gender, marital status, education level, salary level, and a person’s hierarchy in an organisation.

Ian Burke, director at, said: “In a constantly evolving global employment landscape, talent mobility matters. The internet has enabled businesses to grow internationally faster than ever before and in order to support this growth HR teams and recruiters are broadening their candidate search across geographies.

“The new Decoding Global Talent online tool will help recruiters analyse how, where and why talent moves. By understanding how businesses can tackle skills challenges through their approach to talent mobility, both globally and locally, employers adapt their international recruiting strategies for the best results with less time and expense.

The Decoding Global Talent research, aimed at understanding candidates’ employment preferences, found fewer than half of Britons would be willing to move abroad for work - one of the lowest proportions of any country in the world. Totaljobs said likely reasons for the popularity of remaining in the UK include a comparatively low unemployment rate, and average wages now outpacing inflation.

In addition, London beat every other city in the survey as a work destination, with almost one in every six foreign job seekers saying they would consider relocating there - more than the number of mentions for Sydney, Madrid, and Berlin combined.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

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