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Recruitment has been challenging in the first half of 2022. Three-quarters of companies are expecting to recruit in the next three months and from the latest East Midlands quarterly survey over 82% of companies are finding vacancies hard to fill what candidate behaviours can you expect to see currently? 
At Emerald Starfish we are seeing several unique candidate behaviours this year. 
 
1. High levels of applications but low levels of commitment. 
 
We are still seeing a high level of applications for the roles for which we are recruiting. However, when we come to book in candidates for interviews it is like handling a leaky bucket. Candidates don’t return calls and they will agree to attend an interview and then not show up. The key here is to make sure that you react quickly. Visit your candidate pool daily to review new applications. For any candidates that meet your criteria make sure that you speak to them quickly. As part of your interview process ask candidates whether they have any other offers on the table and whether they would have any reservations about taking your role. You don’t want to waste time with candidates that aren’t serious about your role. 
 
If you are looking at recruiting in 2022 do you understand the market that you are entering? 2021 has been volatile within the world of recruitment with the market being candidate-driven, rather than employer-driven. What are the top challenges can you expect to face if you want to increase your workforce in 2022? 
 
1. A Candidate Driven Market 
 
Candidates are still in the driving seat as we enter 2022; this means that they are in control. Candidates are likely to be considering several job offers and will have the pick of the roles. As an employer, this can be frustrating as candidates may accept your offer, only to turn it down later, or take a while to decide – again, as they are waiting to consider all their options. Make sure you offer quickly and spend time talking through the whole package with them. What can you do to make sure that they accept your offer over others they may have? 
 

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