With the run-up to the festive period in front of us, it is now a fantastic time to advertise jobs. Whether it is permanent, temporary, full time, part time or contract the candidate market is currently buoyant. Indeed, during the month of October, we reported an almost double-digit uplift in job seekers and job applications.
You tend to find that during Q4 you have a healthy mix of:
Permanent candidates who are eager to secure their job move prior to the holiday period Temporary candidates who want to ensure they secure an assignment ahead of the expensive Christmas period and; Seasonal workers who are looking for find a great seasonal opportunity.
In addition to this, the recent positive economic news that has been released has confirmed it is a great time to invest in your team despite any market uncertainty following the referendum vote. Particularly:
In addition to this is the positive results received just last week that the British economy has continued to grow (0.5%) since the Brexit vote. This is despite treasury, mid referendum campaign forecasts, predicting a slow down and indeed demonstrating an improvement from the earlier forecasts of 0.3% from Q1 of this year.
In summary, it is a great time to find great staff and a fantastic time to advertise a job! We may know somebody who could help you with this (hint hint).
I have worked with That Recruit for the last four months to find suitable candidates for Abacare, our award winning care business. That Recruit recognise the need for our business to attract quality candidates to care for our service users in the comfort of their own home. I have found them to be helpful and reactive to our business needs and look forward to our continued working relationship.
Quantity of applicant received was tremendous. Required a lot of sifting but evident that the advert reached a broad spectrum of candidates.
We are happy with the service and quality of applicants.
We usually use recruitment agencies, however for this particular vacancy it seemed more appropriate to try a cheaper recruitment option. In setting up the initial advert it was very easy and quick, and the staff at ThatRecruit were very helpful and efficient in coming back to me and in authorizing the advert. The software to manage the vacancy was easy to use and the ability to mark candidates with a status was helpful. As an improvement it would be useful to be able to select all those marked as rejected and be able to bulk message them with a decline message or have an option to allow the candidates to see their status. Overall it’s been easy to manage this recruitment placement through ThatRecruit and we had an exceptional response to the advertisement with 72 applicants and having to close the advert early.
The process was easy to manage and we received a high number of responses.
Thanks again for your fantastic service don’t change anything it works great!