Latest figures suggest employers in the UK are struggling to find candidates to fill roles. Three-quarters of UK-based HR professionals say their organisation experienced recruitment difficulties in the last year, according to the CIPD.

Their Resourcing and Talent Planning survey produced in partnership with Hayes reveals a worrying trend that is set to increase with the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Employers need to measure, evaluate and strengthen their approaches to recruitment in order to secure the best talent out there. Read the full report here.

Demand for staff hits peak

As members of the REC, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, we’re hearing that permanent placements have increased at their quickest pace for over two years, marked by an increase in demand for staff. Yet candidate numbers continue to decline sharply.

The availability of high quality candidates has declined of late – but this only strengthens the need for more HR professionals to adopt different ways of recruiting. Just 6% of job adverts in the UK feature flexible working as an option. We believe it’s time this changed.

Staff shortage? Think flexible 

At Ten2Two, we’re facing little shortage of fantastic candidates across a range of professional industries. If employers turn their focus to the professional skills available on their doorstep, they could find highly qualified, exceptional staff who are willing and motivated to help their company succeed. They just have to become more flexible in their outlook. There are many real benefits to hiring flexible and part-time workers, as outlined here.

If you’d like to find out how flexible workers could be the answer to your skills gap, please contact us today.

 

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