How the Recruiting Market Looks Like A study conducted on the SmartDreamers (www.smartdreamers.ro) platform revealed the companies and candidates’ perspectives upon the recruitment process. 85% of companies stated it is difficult to find candidates, while 79% of candidates said it is difficult to find a job. By PortalHR What are the most important conclusions drawn from the study conducted between the 1st and the 31st of March 2017? 49% of companies believe it is difficult to find the right candidates 41% of candidates affirm it is difficult to find a job to meet their expectations 41% of companies have a career webpage, and the application process lasts around 5 minutes in almost 63% of the cases. 59% of candidates use their smartphone or another mobile device when looking for a job opening, however, only 54.5% apply using such a device. 78% of companies hired last year between 0 and 80 employees. This year, the number of hires remains constant, with a slight increase to 81 – 160 hires in the companies which aim to grow the number of employees. Finding the right candidates is the main problem recruiters face, and the quality of the applications is found to be one of the top challenges for the next 5 years. 16% of companies have an HR department formed of 1 to 3 employees. Nevertheless, in 24.32% of the companies, the HR department exceeds 6 employees. Qualified personnel deficit Is it difficult to find candidates these days? A high percentage of companies, 85.49%, stated that it is indeed. On referring to the Employer Branding, 46% of companies stated that their employer brand is not competitive on the market. What are the candidates’ opinions? How difficult it is to find a job? We asked our respondents how much effort it takes to find a job that meets one’s expectations and qualifications. Around 79% responded affirmative to the question mentioned earlier. Some of the causes that lead to such critical situations are: lost interest in the job because of the lack of feedback from the companies (50.16%) and an insufficient number of job openings adapted to candidates’ previous work experience (45.57%). The study has been conducted in March 2017, on a sample of 111 companies and 788 candidates from CEE. The error was plus – minus 3% on the entire sample. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.