More and more direct employers are bringing recruitment in-house and are therefore turning to recruitment technology to help streamline the process.
According to recruitment technology provider, Recruitive, the number of direct employers bringing the recruitment process in-house is at its highest ever level and will continue to grow going forward. Over the past 12 months the job distribution and candidate management specialists have seen a huge 283% increase in the number of corporate clients turning to the award winning technology and taking advantage of the many benefits that in-house recruitment has to offer.
Richard Clarke, Managing Director at Recruitive comments; "Our data indicates that the UK is moving in the same direction as our European counterparts. In Germany for example, companies prefer to post jobs directly instead of using recruitment agencies. There are, of course various big agencies covering Germany such as Adecco, Manpower and Randstad, etc but the number of their postings does not exceed the number of direct postings. It would appear that the UK is moving in the same direction."
Marketing Manager Sarah Dickens comments; "The latest CIPD Labour Market Update states that the number of UK employers looking to take on more staff has increased dramatically in the second quarter of 2014. However, employers must become more strategic with their resources. By bringing the recruitment process in-house, they are not only seeing immediate and significant cost savings but they are also building their own data pool of CV's which can be used to search for candidates suitable for future job vacancies."
Brand strength is also playing its part in the shift towards in-house recruiting. According to LinkedIn's Global Recruiting Trends Survey, 82% believe that employer brand has a significant impact on the ability to hire great talent. The survey of 19 countries also suggests that employer brand is being placed as a top 3 priority when it comes to recruiting, with the Nordic countries placing it as their first priority. Dickens adds; "By using job distribution technology employers can post jobs directly which will increase their brand awareness and also attract candidates on the strength of their brand alone."
Another sign of the changing trend is that many companies now employ significant numbers of recruiters internally. For example, RBS employs 400. Also, a rise in the number of networking groups such as the Direct Resourcing Think Tank and The FIRM (Forum for in-house Recruitment Managers) is also an indication of the trend towards in-house recruitment.
Recruitive has seen an 83% increase in the number of recruitment jobs advertised for in-house recruitment positions via its technology since this time last year.