A recent article coming from CV library shared some statistics on the vacancies and applicants they are receiving, this prompted us to have a look at how we compare. As we all know CV library are operating on a national level so we wanted to give people another perspective on these stats, here’s what we found.
We can agree with CV Library that vacancies have gone up although in the North East they are not as high at 7.2% using a YTD figure at the end of August 2017. Clearly there is an increased need for staff and while the North East dealers feel their situation is difficult there must be parts of the UK doing a lot worse.
Ingenia’s figures concerning applicants show a massive variance to those of CV Library. Whilst we don’t know what time frame CV Library used to collect their figures our YTD applicants to the end of August increased by a massive 61.3%. Closer inspection of these applicants however revealed that 80.4% were totally unsuitable for the vacancies they were applying for. Why is this figure so high?
Clearly some applicants will just be desperate for work and just use a scattergun approach by applying for anything and/or not reading the requirements of the vacancy they were applying for. Of course the other scenario is that there are simply not enough suitably qualified candidates in the market and applying for jobs, this second and most likely scenario begs the question. Why? From in depth research carried out by Ingenia Recruitment such skill shortages can be traced back to a lack of apprentice recruitment in the industry for many years. In short the industry has created its own monster and despite the fact we have a solution to this problem, and even when faced with such clear business debilitating issues, they are still unwilling to invest in their businesses future, choosing short term gains instead.
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