As candidate availability declines again in the UK, investing in technology is HR’s first step to creating a talent acquisition strategy that works. Here’s how:-
Combat falling productivity and rising admin
The latest figures from the Office For National Statistics revealed that UK productivity has fallen back to levels last seen in 2007. At the same time approximately one third of working days in the UK (80 days or 636.67 hours per year) are now spent on administrative duties according to a new report. Spending too much time on time consuming admin tasks leads to inefficient hiring processes, disengaged candidates leaving your pipeline and an increase in rejected job offers. In its recent Power Up report, Deloitte recommended the automation of repetitive tasks as one its practical steps that could ‘help shape the UK workplace for future prosperity’. Automating those tasks through recruitment software is one of the first and most essential steps for employers struggling to attract qualified candidates.