The Candidate Insights Report

LAURA CHAMBERS • 09 Feb 2024

In today's rapidly evolving job market, staying ahead of the curve is paramount for Talent Acquisition professionals. Powered by our innovative JobBrain™ and Candidata™, we are thrilled to release our Candidate Insights Report. It's a treasure trove of data-driven insights compiled by our team of Talent Intelligence experts to give TA teams the competitive edge they need.

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The core of the report

This isn't just any report; it offers a glimpse into the future of hiring and a deep dive into candidate behaviour, preferences and trends. With over 5,000 candidates surveyed across 30,000+ vacancies and 18 industry sectors, the report should serve as a robust tool to guide TA professionals through the complexities and rigours of the modern recruitment landscape.

Key insights at a glance

  • Market dynamics: A look at the state of the job market, the effects of inflation on salary expectations and the implications of a stabilising labour market on talent acquisition strategies.
  • What's motivating candidates: From career progression to the desire for flexible working arrangements. We also delve into the reasons behind job seeking, offering a year-on-year comparison to highlight shifting trends.
  • Application preferences: How do candidates prefer to apply for jobs and what influences their decision to apply? We've included all this and more including the role of technology and accessibility features.
  • Career intentions: With a focus on future outlooks, we explored candidates' career intentions, including their interest in climbing the career ladder, exploring different professions and the impact of climate change on career planning.
  • The role of AI: Is AI perceived as a threat or an enabler to future careers? We asked candidates what they thought, including sector-specific attitudes towards technological advancements.

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Actionable takeaways

Beyond presenting data, the Candidate Insights report includes actionable takeaways for TA professionals. From the importance of internal hiring, the impact of ED&I policies on candidate attraction and the role of flexible working arrangements. We've also added takeaways on the importance for organisations to adapt their strategies to cater to the evolving preferences of different generations, particularly Gen Z and Millennials.

Why download the report?

It's a unique report essential for anyone involved in talent acquisition, HR or strategic planning within their organisation. It provides a snapshot of the current job market and also offers a forward-looking perspective on how to attract, engage and retain the best talent. We are firm believers that by understanding the candidates' behaviour, organisations can better position themselves as employers of choice in an often very competitive landscape.

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