UK Candidate Attraction Survey | How has the candidate sourcing landscape changed in the last year?

How has the candidate sourcing landscape changed in the last year?

This year’s UK Candidate Attraction Survey is now open to once again ask recruitment professionals about the sourcing channels they use to attract candidates and the level of success achieved. The findings will report on the most popular advertising and sourcing channels used, and which ones are performing best in each industry and sector.

The survey is open to all In-House Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Specialists, HR Partners and Recruitment Consultants, with over 850 taking part in 2018 and thousands more downloading the final report.

We present key findings in easy-to-digest ‘Sourcing Quadrants’ that provide an at-a-glance ranking of channels - including Employee referrals, Social Media, Job Boards and Career sites. The quadrants help you to compare channels from both candidate volume and candidate quality.

The report also shares top sourcing challenges; looks at responsibility for sourcing candidates and identifies the typical sourcing workflow. The 2018 findings, as shown below, indicates distinct differences in how in-house and agency recruiters approach candidate attraction.

Quick view by sector

The 2018 report analysed results into sourcing quadrants by industries and sectors – take a look at some of the sector highlights here:

Charities and Not-for-Profit talent sourcing channel quadrant

Education challenges & what sourcing channels work best

Engineering & Manufacturing and how they rely on professional social networks

Financial Services in-house recruitment approach

Health & Social Care range of sourcing channels

Hospitality top sourcing channels for talent in this fast-paced sector

Industrial & Manufacturing competitive industry influences on candidate attraction

Legal candidate sourcing channels that work best

Professional Services how they succeed with talent attraction

Retail widespread use of professional social networks

Tech, Telecoms & IT are finding success with ATS/E-recruitment

Transport & Logistics talent sourcing quadrant

If you have not yet downloaded your free copy of the 2018 findings (70+ pages) then do so today. It acts as a trusted guide for many recruiters – helping to refine their approach to candidate attraction and maximise recruitment advertising budget.

Download the 2018 findings

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