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As we move into 2019 as a Hiring Manager what trends do you need to be aware of in the candidate market to ensure that you are getting the best candidates apply in the New Year? 
 
Throughout 2018 the candidate market has been difficult with there being more jobs than available candidates. Candidates who were looking for new positions have been in the situation where they have been offered a number of roles. Brexit offers uncertainty and the job market has been seen to slow in the last quarter of the year, but what should you be doing in 2019? 
Statistics show that 4% of employees leave on day 1 of a new role and 22% within the first 45 days. Does your company have a high staff turnover and have you looked at the root causes of this and the impact that it may be having on your business?  
 
 
 
A low staff turnover means that generally companies have a higher morale, their customers are more satisfied, the company is better at maintaining its knowledge and expertise and will see better sales growth. What are our top tips to increase your staff turnover? 
Emerald Starfish offers Outsourced Recruitment Services which mean that for SMEs we act as if we are part of your team which gives you a much better service and will actually cost you less as you are only paying for our rather than hefty placement fees. 
 
 
 
 
By giving candidates the best candidate experience whilst they are dealing with you means that you are continually improving your employer branding. An interview is the best opportunity for a candidate to see your company and if the experience is good hopefully they will tell others. Candidates that have a poor candidate experience will most certainly share that news! 
There are two types of recruitment - retained and contingency. Companies with recruitment needs are often blinded into believing that they are getting a better service using a number of agencies to fill one position. 
In reality this means that actually employers are swapping quality for quantity. So why should employers move from the traditional model of giving their vacancies to a number of agencies to a Retained Recruitment Service? 
The current job market is competitive. How can you ensure your job advert reaches those qualified candidates? 
 
1. Decide where your candidates are most likely to visit on line and advertise here. Most candidates will use the top 6 job boards and this is a great way to gain maximum coverage. Also, look at specific industry job boards or graduate portals depending on the position. 11am is the most popular time for job applications so ensure that your adverts are visible then. 
 
 
When did you last review the support that you are providing to your employees when you let them go? 
 
Maybe you have worked with an outplacement provider for a number of years, or you may have inherited a contract from a previous HR manager. Either way does the outplacement service that you are utilising serve the needs of your employees in today‚Äôs job market? 
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