Here’s some research from The FIRM – it’s a poll of their in-house recruitment members to understand organisational perspectives and challenges. Lots of interesting points.
Nine out of ten in-house recruiters expect recruitment levels to increase or at least stay the same this year, according to the results of the latest annual member survey from The FIRM, the Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers.
In their positive assessment of the year ahead, in-house recruiters emphasised their optimism in the growth of vacancies and future opportunities and made clear the significant investment that organisations are making in younger people and future talent. They also revealed a decreasing use of recruitment agencies and overwhelmingly agreed about the importance of social media.
The top ten headlines from The FIRM’s latest annual member survey are:
1. The top three recruiting priorities for 2013 are direct sourcing (78%), employer brand (56%) and talent pooling (51%).
2. 40% of respondents expect levels of recruitment to increase, with 50% believing it will stay the same and 10% pointing to a decrease.
3. There has been a slight downshift in recruitment budgets; 54% have budgets of over £501k this year whereas 60% had a comparable budget the previous year (2011-2012).
4. 71% of recruiters do not currently outsource all or part of their recruitment process. 8% are not currently outsourcing it but may consider it this year.
5. This year 38% of recruiters have a school leaver programme in place compared with only 15% last year (2011-2012).
6. 37% of respondents say that less than 10% of their vacancies are filled by agencies.
7. Use of social media to support recruitment is on the up; the overwhelming majority (94%) of recruiters say recruitment is their primary purpose in using social media.
8. Candidates are twice as likely (68%) to use search engines for seeking employment as recruiters are to use them as an advertising medium.
9. There is a marked increase in recruiters using some form of online testing; overall 72% use online testing, up from 51% last year (2011-2012).
10. Use of offline talent attraction continues to drop. One in four (39%) of recruiters say they no longer use offline methods compared to 33% previously (2011-2012).
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