There really is no need for me to start rhyming off any of those tired phrases about the situation we are all in right now. These are tough times for everyone with businesses having to close their doors and people out of work.
That being said, there are employers out there who are still recruiting but, since budgets are often tighter during these times, the temptation seems to be to do the recruitment process yourself rather than engage the help of a professional recruitment service. I totally get this; however, I can also tell you that there are several key reasons why you may end up saving time and money if you resist the do-it-myself temptation and instead get a little help on board.
More Applicants than Ever Before
For this reason, businesses that are recruiting are getting more applicants than they have ever known before. A restaurant in Manchester received a staggering number of applications for one role, in fact over 960 and in some areas of the UK, the typical number of people applying for a job is around 50. The Institute for Employment Studies states that the ratio of benefits claimants to roles is at a high …