blue book 2014 - survey period has commenced
Results and findings from 2013:
"Interestingly, it should be noted that more and more candidates are actively seeking out support roles and many are moving towards positions that are autonomous and offer change and variation."
Covering salaries, benefits, discussions about the job market and the differences in thinking between job seekers and employers, the blue book is an invaluable guide to recruitment across the UK (London, Manchester and Birmingham) and Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
2013 findings include:
More than half (53%) of the candidates who participated in our survey were educated to graduate level. 32% did not believe that tertiary education had helped them in their job search.
Of the candidates who took part in our survey, 62% had completed unpaid internships. While only 36% of these internships led to a paid position, 59% of candidates believed they were more employable afterwards.
Clients are employing more stringent recruitment processes, which include psychometric testing, and 44% of companies only interviewed candidates once for a job. Only 37% indicated giving candidates two interviews this year – a drop from 52% in 2012.
637 employers and 906 employees were surveyed over a 6 weeks period in Q1 2013. The employers represented a full range of sectors and organisation types, these included start-ups, major banks, finance, insurance and accountancy, legal firms, large media, marketing and digital companies, HR, property, universities, hospitals, IT, charities and luxury brands.
To take part in this year's blue book survey, whether you are a company representative or an employee, please contact us: email@example.com. Alternatively, get in touch with your consultant.