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Almost Half of Businesses Expect Recruiting to Become More Difficult


Research by totaljobs has found that 71% of British businesses still do not believe the target of full employment will be achieved in the next five years.

The research was revealed in totaljobs’ February Employer Insights Report. The report also found that nearly half (49%) of British businesses anticipate that recruitment will become more difficult over the next couple of years, with the average number of candidates interviewed per role currently at six. Given that the average business has around five positions available at any time, employers are likely to be interviewing up to 30 potential candidates at any one time.

Almost third (31%) of the businesses surveyed believe that the time it takes to fill roles will increase in the next five years.



Teri has over 14 year’s experience in and around the recruitment industry, working her way up from a Trainee Consultant for a large national agency to UK Country Manager for publishing business Recruitment International.

Recruitment International provide news, information and events to recruitment businesses. Although we have operations across Asia and Australia Teri manages the UK operation. Working across the board with start-ups, SMEs and established recruitment business, making the right introductions at the right time to enable growth. This will be through intimate tailored dinners and lunches as well as training sessions and large conferences. The RI VPP club enables recruitment agencies to take full advantage of all RI has to offer.

That’s not all, we work with selected industry suppliers to ensure their product or service is perfectly placed to showcase their offering, again this will be across a variety of mediums – print, digital, online, conferences etc

We currently provide a monthly magazine and daily news emails – which are free to subscribe to, interactive website, conferences, learning events as well as social events.


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