With new reports indicating a surge in job prospects since 2008 and with an 8% rise in vacancies in the past month alone, it is safe to say that a jobs-led recovery is paramount to fixing the economy. But whilst an increase in positions is without doubt a promising sign, the candidate pool to fill the vacancies is yet to see such a rise.
So what does this mean for those tasked with finding the right candidate for the job? In reality, facing an abundance of CVs stuck in an inbox isn’t going to get the right candidate placed anytime soon – despite the beloved keyword search tool. A ‘triage’ approach has never been more relevant, but how do you prioritise and more importantly spot differentiators between one applicant and the next? Whilst every recruiter is looking for a quick placement and a nice bonus at the end of the month, sense would indicate that this process becomes far easier when using an internal and, more importantly, regularly updated database.