Editor's message: "Candidate attraction" refers to how an organisation finds and communicates with potential applicants to attract the most suitable pool of candidates for a vacancy. The attraction channels selected by the employer should inform job seekers about the organisation and how the vacancy represents an attractive employment opportunity for them.
Developing an effective candidate attraction strategy involves a range of activities, for example aligning candidate attraction with workforce plans, establishing measures for success and choosing candidate attraction channels that will reach the vacancy’s target audience.
Jo Jacobs, HR practice editor
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Updated to include information on trends in candidate attraction.
Updated to reflect changes made by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016.
Updated to reflect the removal of the requirement for an employment agency to agree terms with the hiring employer.
The Government has launched a call for evidence on closed recruitment practices in the public sector.
Updated to include information on Barbulescu v Romania, in which the ECHR considered the privacy issues when an employer accessed an employee's Yahoo messages.
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.
The Government consults on proposals to reform the regulatory framework for the recruitment sector. Proposals include banning employment agencies and employment businesses from recruiting solely from other European Economic Area (EEA) countries without advertising in Great Britain and in English.
The Government consults on repealing the restrictions on hiring agency staff to provide cover during industrial action.
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