Reel in the perfect candidate

When the economy begins to pick up pace, the jobs market is invariably never far behind, so now is a good time to ensure your recruitment practices are up to scratch. Words Rob Gray

According to ONS figures released in December 2015, the UK unemployment rate has fallen to 5.2% – its lowest level in a decade. Economic recovery has boosted confidence, encouraging business expansion.

While that is undoubtedly a good thing, the boom in hiring is leading to talent shortages. As Tom Hadley, director of policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation pointed out shortly before Christmas, “the challenge of ensuring that the demand for staff is met by the supply of suitably skilled candidates casts a shadow”.

As recruiting high-calibre people becomes harder, employers in the print sector must up their game. This encompasses both sharpening up hiring processes and making sure your company is seen as an attractive proposition for jobseekers.

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