Monthly Archives: March 2019

Recruitment Statistics Employers Need to Know

An employer from one of the top employment agencies in Surrey and a candidate discussing a contract

As one of the forefront employment agencies in Surrey, On Track Recruitment like to keep ahead of the curve by monitoring relevant statistics and figures for the industry. There’s a lot of valuable information to be found that can only help employers retain current employees and find better candidates, such as the following:

 

  • 70% will only apply for a role after researching a company online first, and 56% say they would avoid applying for positions at companies with no online presence.

 

  • 84% of candidates believe that the reputation of an employer is important; only 50% would work for a company with a bad reputation, even if offered a pay rise.

 

  • 55% of job hunters will abandon their applications after finding negative reviews online. Currently, only 45% of employers are active in monitoring and responding to such reviews that could potentially drive away much needed talent.

 

  • 73% of candidates are “passive job seekers” –  i.e. they aren’t actively searching for work, but can still be enticed by the right role and offer.

 

  • 89% of candidates list their mobile device as an important job hunting tool, with 45% using it daily to seek out roles. 16% of applications are thought to be submitted via mobile device.

 

  • The average candidate loses interest in a role if the application takes more than a quarter of an hour, with 71% admitting defeat after a 15 minute application process, highlighting the need for applications to be quick and easy.

 

  • Up to 75% of those leaving their current positions could be prevented from doing so with the correct support and incentive.

 

  • Most people have around 10-15 career changes throughout their life, with the average length of each job lasting 4.2 years.

 

If you’re looking for qualified individuals to fill a role in your company then why not enlist the help of On Track, one of the most experienced employment agencies in Surrey? Our team works tirelessly to match up the perfect candidate with their ideal position, and want nothing more than the satisfaction of both our clients and candidates. Find out how to work with us by contacting us at 01252 727887 or info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk.

Three Things Hiring Managers Dread to See in CVs – And How To Fix Them

woman writing in a notebook with laptop, searching for jobs in Surrey.

A vital part of looking for jobs in Surrey involves sending out your CV, whether directly to companies or through agencies like On Track Recruitment. Perhaps you’ve not been receiving the response that you’d hoped for and are wondering why – is it possible that you’ve included any of the following? Some things are sure to put a dampener on any CV, no matter how good the rest of it is.

Mistakes

Whether your mistakes come in the form of spelling and grammatical errors or formatting mishaps, they never look good. Errors in your CV don’t reflect well on you, especially if you claim to have good attention to detail.

Don’t rush, and make sure you have time to thoroughly check and correct everything before you apply for jobs in Surrey. It can be all too easy to miss your own mistakes, so having a fresh pair of eyes take a look can help spot errors you have not noticed.

Irrelevant Information

This may come in the form of exceedingly wordy sentences, excessive detail, the addition of every job you’ve ever had (no matter how short term or temporary) or every minor achievement you’ve ever been proud of.

CVs are meant to be concise overviews of your skills and experience, and how they fit in with the position you are currently applying for. Ensure that any information included is relevant to the role in question and weed out anything that isn’t strictly necessary. Hobbies and interests can be included if they demonstrate specific qualities or skills, but otherwise, you may want to give these a miss. Anything out of date (especially contact information) must be amended or deleted

Suspicious Blanks

In the same way that too much information can be off-putting, certain missing details can be a cause of alarm to many hiring managers. For example, you won’t be expected to write much about your earlier school achievements, but if more recent positions appear to be missing, then it may look like you have something to hide.

Whether it’s your contact information, employment history, or school qualifications, make sure that you haven’t missed out anything important. Some gaps in employment are understandable, but they will be noticed and enquired about – don’t try to hide things, as the truth will out.

Need a bit of extra assistance with searching for jobs in Surrey? Work together with the team at On Track to launch your career. Browse our latest opportunities, or contact us with any questions at 01252 727887 or info@ontrackrecruitment.co.uk.