It would seem that more than ever, employers need to understand and communicate clearly what it is they have to offer potential candidates. News from the REC indicates that while the number of permanent vacancies has gone up, the number of available candidates has gone down. It’s not just about there not being enough talent to go round, uncertainty around Brexit means people are, understandably, reluctant to move. Employer brands need to be compelling to win out.
REC Chief Executive Kevin Green says: “Demand for staff is growing within all sectors and all regions of the UK, but there are fewer and fewer people available to fill the vacancies. We have the lowest unemployment rate since 2005, and people already in work are becoming more hesitant about moving jobs amid Brexit uncertainty. Meanwhile, the weakening pound and lack of clarity about future immigration rules is putting off some EU nationals from taking up roles in the UK.