The candidate market phenomena

It is estimated that 90 percent of recruiting companies and hiring managers have yet to realise that the power in the recruiting relationship, which for years has favoured employers, has shifted over to the jobseekers. And salaries are increasing.

This shift from an employer-driven market to a candidate-driven market…..means that hiring managers will begin to find that quality candidates are now acting differently with them already realising that the power equation has shifted in their favour…

As a result, these candidates no longer tolerate weak employers, painfully slow application processes and death by interview.

Slow hiring, no feedback and manager arrogance will simply drive a candidate to find another willing employer.

Only yesterday we lost a candidate to another employer because our client delayed offering the position, pending a “trial day”. It was only delayed a week. But in that time, the candidate was snapped up by another company.

That is why you can refer us with confidence because we at Octopus are attuned to this shift and are advising our clients, to act fast, not to delay interviews and to offer a quick start date.

Sandra Smart

About the author

I believe that recruitment is at the heart of a growing economy and that a different type of recruitment service, with honesty, efficiency and integrity at its heart, can benefit all. Octopus Personnel is the result of hard work, focus and commitment to that vision – to delivering consistently great results for our candidates and clients alike, as well as ensuring the agency is a vibrant, inclusive, inspirational place to work and develop rewarding careers.