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Getting your Job Posts Right First Time


In today’s candidate driven market, getting your job post right first time avoids critical hiring delays but for some employers this is proving to be a problem. REC’s latest Jobs Outlook survey found that 80% of businesses are readvertising jobs when they fail to fill a vacancy the first time around. Before you post again, here’s our advice:-

Make it a permanent role : The recent negative publicity over zero hours contracts has affected the perception of the gig economy as well as short-term or ‘self-employed’ positions. A survey carried out by Glassdoor found that while there has been an increase in the number of gig economy vacancies, over three quarters of the UK workforce would prefer a permanent position. Job security is frequently ranked as a priority for candidates in deciding whether or not to submit their applications.