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Real jobs for Real people, How people job seek and how people recruit - presented by Jobsite and partners 5th November 2013.

Real jobs for Real people, How people job seek and how people recruit - presented by Jobsite and partners 5th November 2013.

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  • 1. Real jobs for Real people Presented by Jobsite and partners 5 November 2013
  • 2. Recruitment Highs and Lows Research objectives & methodology We wanted to understand how people job seek and how people recruit; Qualitative: 24 x jobseekers completed three week daily diary 12 x jobseekers completed hour long interviews 18 x recruiters completed hour long interviews Quantitative: 314 jobseekers surveyed 440 HR professionals surveyed
  • 3. What the candidates say Transient market 43% of jobseekers have been in their current role for under a year 61% of 24-34 year olds and 49% of 35 year olds plus change jobs every few years 42% say identifying the right job to apply for is hard Job boards and job search sites lead at 83% Company websites follow at 67% Recruitment websites take 61% of searches
  • 4. The candidate’s tech cycle Males are more likely than females to use a PC (50% vs. 32%). Those who use Jobsite more often than any other job board are more likely to use a laptop (88%) but this is not where the job search starts. 39% 75% 38% 23%
  • 5. Networks broken down online 59% of candidates are happy to be contacted through Social Media about jobs; 41% agree Social Media is an important job hunting tool; 30% research employers and companies on LinkedIn particularly before an interview
  • 6. Offline channels and brands explained The job centre is most popular off line channel, followed by local newspapers. Personal networks are also important. 66% 63% Offline Channels 58% Job Centre Local Newspapers Personal Networks
  • 7. What the recruiters say Most companies recruit every one to six months Frequency of recruiting people 29% 30% 15% 9% 8% 4% Every week Every fortnight Every month Every 6 months At least once a Less frequently year
  • 8. What the recruiters say The internet is the most popular channel to recruit via, followed by personal people networks and local newspapers Channels used to recruit people 81% Internet 58% Personal/people networks 40% Local newspapers 36% Specialist trade/industry magazines National newspapers 28%
  • 9. Online recruitment Job board advertisements and CV database searching are most popular route followed by companies advertising jobs on their own sites Online channels used to recruit people 71% Online job boards/job search websites 56% Company websites Social Media or other online networks Self-service websites 47% 45%
  • 10. Social Media & recruitment LinkedIn is the most popular platform, it is used as an extension of a professional ‘people’ network, to headhunt and 59% of candidates are happy to be contacted through Social Media about jobs; approach candidates directly. 41% agree Social Media is an important job hunting tool; 30% research employers and companies on LinkedIn particularly before an interview LinkedIn Twitter Facebook 85% 54% 49%
  • 11. Recruitment decision-makers vary Company recruiters: Recruitment consultants: Involvement in the recruitment decision-making process Involvement in choosing candidates to put forward I make the final decision by myself I make the final decision with others 57% I inform the decision making process None of the above I make the final decision by myself 20% 22% 1% 36% I make the final decision with others 33% I inform the decision 24% making process None of the above 8%
  • 12. How recruiters/hiring managers filter Both recruiters and hiring managers review every CV carefully (75%) and see all relevant candidates (62%). Recruitment consultants are more likely to telephone interview before meeting candidates. Company recruiters tend to use questionnaires and screening tests. Approach to selection process 75% Review every CV carefully 62% See all relevant candidates Telephone interview before meeting candidates Use questionnaires and skills tests 45% 40%
  • 13. Checking candidates’ profiles Social media is used to check candidate profiles by the majority of recruiters. LinkedIn is most popular, followed by facebook Candidate public profile checked Linkedin 85% 62% Facebook A Google search 48%
  • 14. Blue skies Candidiates would like: A site that matches jobs to CVs 74% A site that ranks the suitability of individual candidate CVs and applications to job listings on the site 68% An click and drag app or page that tracks ‘the jobs I have applied to’ 61%
  • 15. Blue skies Recruiters would like: Auto-filled talent pools based on saved criteria (53%) Option to access pre-qualified candidates e.g. endorsed (52%) Ability to promote own company 50% and cross-post advertising (Rec Cons) 42% Personality, aptitude tests (Direct) 40%.
  • 16. Advertise your job with us You can manage your recruitment campaign with us, from job posting to CV database searching, we’ll help you hire candidates. Speak to our awesome account managers - 0844 561 9000 www.jobsite.co.uk