THE MAJORITY of UK employers are not equipped with a plan for hiring white-collar staff in talent-short markets, despite the increasingly competitive hiring landscape.
In a report seen by City A.M., specialist recruiter Robert Walters has polled over 200 employers on their strategies for hiring professionals in a low-supply market. Of the respondents, 72 per cent cited “talent shortages” as the biggest recruitment challenge they face. Yet, 27 per cent of respondents admitted to not having formulated a plan for hiring in a talent-short market, with another 36 per cent saying they had no intention of doing so.
Robert Walters director Peter Milne said: “Thanks to an improving economic climate, the ‘dash for talent’ is creating a real headache for employers. In some areas, there is a perception that there are simply not enough qualified candidates to go round.”