UK Companies Locked in Fierce Battle to Recruit Top Talent

A recent Resourcing and Talent Planning survey suggests that UK companies must battle harder if they want to land top talent.

The study, carried out by CIPD and Hays recruitment experts, states that businesses are finding it increasingly more difficult to attract experienced and adequately qualified candidates to their outfit.

To put it into figures, the study finds a massive 62% of companies struggle to land those much sought-after prized assets that can help drive a business forward during these rocky financial times. That’s a staggering 20% increase in just the last 3 years alone, since 2009.

And The Reason?

It probably won’t come as too much of a shock to most people that employees, as well as businesses, are noticing the effects of the storm at sea during the current economic climate. That much said, it makes perfect sense that most well-qualified workers would rather stay put than chance jumping ship to another company amidst murky waters below.

It seems that people are now less-inclined to make that bold move to a new company – which may not offer the same assurances as the ones they currently work for.

How Can Companies Combat This?

CIPD researcher, Zheltoukhova, believes that business must adapt to the change in the recruitment landscape by “widening the pools from which they recruit and develop talent, as well as creating new and varied career paths driven by a culture of lifelong learning”.

Simply put, companies must seek new ways to attract the people they want in their set-up, and challenge potential candidates with new and exciting opportunities. And with some confidence starting to find its way back into the job market, there’s never been a better time to stay one step ahead of the game.

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