UK & Europe
“If you’re hiring right now, it’s always best to have a clear idea of what candidates want from their role, so you can make an offer they can’t refuse.”
The potential benefits of flexible working are being missed because of unsupportive manager attitudes, limited available options and the negative assumptions of some employees about flexible working.
“While attractive salary and benefits packages continue to attract and retain top talent, training and development is vital for employers to win the ongoing war for talent.”
“Construction has been highlighted by our intelligence team as a high risk sector for modern slavery and labour exploitation due to its complex supply chains."
These awards have grown in size and stature, with categories which comprehensively recognise hard work, endeavour and success in every area and aspect of the recruitment world.
“The government must provide greater clarity on apprenticeship data in order to equip the industry with the holistic view it needs and enable employers to understand its wider impact."
The main feature of those changing expectations is around flexible working, with 98 per cent of respondents saying employees now expect more flexible working hours, while 89 per cent said they expect agile/home working to be available.
“Many businesses don’t realise they can gain the expertise of someone with several years’ experience by using freelancers to help launch a specific product, scale up or troubleshoot a specific problem."