Improving your recruitment process is time well spent. It may seem daunting, and many employers complain that they don’t have the time or skills to make it work effectively. That’s where a specialist agency like Envisage comes to the fore. A good agency can share the burden, helping you navigate the journey and maximise your chance of success.
Envisage Recruitment has focused on building long-term relationships with its clients, getting to know every nook and cranny of their operation. By accessing a wide candidate pool with the skills needed to drive your business forward, this approach will not only fill vacancies, but future proof your recruitment strategy.
The current skills shortage is no temporary blip and if recruiters don’t address it, they will be left behind. It is time to scale up for the next industrial revolution. According to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the UK has a shortfall of more than 173,000 STEM sector workers, equivalent to an average of 10 unfilled roles per business. The government is under pressure to help address the shortfall, yet in the meantime, business must attract the talent they need to scale up operations.
Employers can no longer rely on the status quo. It’s time to rethink recruitment and put candidate attraction further up the agenda. Businesses are confronted with challenging questions: How can they leverage their brand to entice talent? How do they improve their recruitment process so that applicants regard them as an employer of choice?
Many design, manufacturing, and engineering businesses are currently struggling to answer these questions. They don’t have the in-house experience or capabilities to make the transition from a passive to proactive recruiter.
It has never been more important to find a partner who can help fill the gap. For those who lack the time and capability to address skills shortages, it is time to turn to the experts. Many businesses are turning to recruitment agencies to help attract talent and there are plenty of generalist consultants out there vying for your business. Yet finding the right fit is easier said than done.