All items: Finding candidates

  • Key recruitment metrics 2015

    Date:
    30 November 2015

    The latest XpertHR research reveals a competitive UK recruitment market, with extensive skills shortages in many areas - particularly engineering, marketing and IT. Meanwhile, employers are increasingly moving online to find suitable job candidates and to process their applications.

  • XpertHR recruitment trends survey 2014: key metrics

    Date:
    1 December 2014

    Latest XpertHR research indicates that employers, currently recruiting in a competitive market, are increasingly turning to online candidate-attraction methods, but only a minority have seen a fall in hiring costs.

  • Graduate recruitment and starting salaries: XpertHR 2013 survey

    Date:
    2 October 2013

    The current outlook and starting salaries for graduates remain steady but employers are optimistic about future hiring intentions, finds the latest XpertHR research.

  • Using social media for recruitment: 2013 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    4 March 2013

    Our latest research looks at the use of social networking media for recruitment, including how employers use such platforms as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ in their search for suitable candidates.

  • Using corporate websites for recruitment: 2013 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    30 January 2013

    This summary report of the XpertHR survey on using digital media for recruitment finds that the overwhelming majority of employers use some form of digital media for recruitment. Employers rate their own corporate websites highly as a tool to attract and recruit people, despite more than one-third experiencing some problems - including low usage by jobseekers and receiving unsuitable applications.

  • Using job boards for recruitment: 2013 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    30 January 2013

    This summary report of our XpertHR survey on using digital media for recruitment finds that employers' main use of job boards is to advertise vacancies and drive applicants to either their own websites or to the HR department. Respondents are positive about the benefits of using job boards, particularly in increasing their reach to a wider field of potential candidates, although HR practitioners' recruitment workload has not reduced as a result of using commercial recruitment sites.

  • Recruiting and selecting graduates: 2012 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    28 November 2012

    Our annual XpertHR survey finds that graduate recruitment activity is picking up, with notifying vacancies to university careers services and using the employer’s corporate website forming the two most popular candidate-attraction methods. Our results also indicate that more than one employer in three has encountered problems when recruiting graduates over the past two years.

  • Employers' changes to psychometric testing: 2012 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    25 July 2012

    In this report on the 2012 XpertHR survey on psychometric testing, we examine the improvements that employers would like to make to testing, as well as the administration and scoring of tests.

  • How employers manage relationships with employment agencies: the 2012 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    30 April 2012

    The latest XpertHR research on agency workers examines the quality of the working relationship between agency and hiring organisation, and employers' opinions on employment agencies' value for money.

  • Impact of Agency Workers Regulations: the 2012 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    16 April 2012

    In this article on the 2012 XpertHR agency workers survey, we examine the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations on employers' use of temporary staff.

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Survey analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to finding job candidates.