Recruiter insights overview.
As recruiters, we know that the unpredictable nature of the job market can become overwhelming for both job seekers and employers. Between the various processes, recruitment campaigning, competition, and economic change– it can be hard to keep up.
As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver quality recruitment solutions, we have been sharing a range of recruiter insights on Facebook and Instagram. These insights are designed to keep you in the know, taking the ambiguity out of the job market. Read below for our latest insights, and follow us on social media for updated insights as the job market continues to evolve.
1.What are job seekers being offered?
Employers want to know what other companies are offering in terms of benefits, rather than just salary – it seems these “extra” bits are starting to be of greater importance to our candidates now, and employers are receptive to hearing what they could look to be implementing to attract these candidates. Read our recent blog post to find out more.
2. Let's talk about 'Flexibility'
Job seekers are definitely talking about flexibility! Especially those with reporting responsibilities and they are seeking the opportunity and technology to work from home, and away from distractions to be able to complete this work. A good number of one eighty clients are happy to offer it! However, employers are often wanting candidates to spend a few months in the role understanding systems and processes intimately before they do work away from the office or site.
3. Project Managers can transfer between client side and main contractor.
Employers are looking for candidates who have worked for either Main Contractors or Client Side as Project Managers. Skills are transferable between client side and main contractor. In doing so, we've received reports of greater responsibilities, more individual projects, client facing positions and advanced career progression. There is definitely a transferable skill from one side of the table to the other!
4. We are in a candidate short market
There is a huge demand for job seekers which has allowed clients to think broader in terms of their requirements rather than being completely stuck box ticking for what they want. Recently we've seen fit out project managers work on large scale construction projects, as long as their PM skills are at a high level.
5. Consultancy side = more variety
The perks of working for a consultancy is the variety of projects you are able to work on, often from construction through to seismic and fit out
With market changes around issues such as flexibility and consultancy, it’s understandable that clients are unsure where to begin when seeking candidates. We hope our insights simplify these issues and help clients navigate the recruitment process.
Our team is happy to discuss these insights with you and explain how they could impact your recruitment campaign. Contact one of our recruiters today to find out more.