3,161 workers and 519 recruiters answered HelloWork's questions on good practices, difficulties, tools used, habits, innovative uses, and more.
Here are the first results that allow us to better understand each other's practices, but also what makes their connection a success or a failure:
Recruitment deemed more difficult...
More than one in two recruiters considers their process for the last 12 months more complicated than those of the previous year. There are many reasons, starting with prioritizing sought-after candidates (67%) while working with a smaller pool of talent (55%). 40% also mention more increases in requirements from the candidate's side. Only 3% consider recruitment easier in 2019 than in 2018, when 44% consider it neither simpler nor more complicated.
For an open position, the number of applications received varies widely from one company to another: 15% of recruiters interviewed say they receive more than 50 applications, though the same proportion announces an average of 5 or less.
…But also the job search.
On the candidate side, whether they are on the job or looking for a job, the same is true. 52% of them find that currently looking for a job is more complicated than during their previous attempts (while only 12% say the opposite). Another 52% believe that recruiters are more demanding on skill requirements, and 35% say that they themselves are more demanding on the conditions of the job sought, which corroborates the feelings of recruiters. Finally, more than a quarter think that there are fewer attractive offers than in the past.
Candidates, recruiters: Who chooses who?
The answer to this question sums up the tensions in the recruitment market. When asked who is in the position to choose now, candidates and recruiters reject this luxury: 62% of the candidates thus consider that it is the recruiters who are in a position of strength, when 70% of the recruiters affirm the opposite.
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