The job market has changed a lot in the last 12 months as a direct result of COVID-19.
Thousands of people lost their jobs all over the UK, companies introduced hiring freezes and furlough schemes took on a major role in pretty much every market. It’s been a difficult time, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve seen a shift – things are changing and things are slowly returning to normal. People are ready to get back to work, and companies are ready to hire.
We wanted to do something to help this process along, and get people back into the UK tech space. Along with UK Tech News, chatted to industry leaders about their hiring concerns in a post-pandemic world.
So, what are businesses in the tech space looking for in terms of recruitment platforms?
The three main factors that we discovered were: quality candidates, time efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Speaking about potential use of news media platforms for job postings, Kerry Alderdice, HR Manager at Texthelp said: “If it allowed us to receive a higher number of good quality candidates, then it is something we would consider in the future.”
For any recruitment efforts to work, particularly in a more competitive marketplace such as tech jobs, it’s crucial to highlight the strengths of a business from a cultural standpoint.
Ritam Gandhi, Founder and Director, Studio Graphene, said: “Indeed, an applicant’s skills and experience might fit a number of different positions, but having a strong insight into the benefits of working for one company over another will not only serve to spark their interest, but determine whether there is a good cultural fit from both sides.”
Transparency is so important – job listings can often be too generic and filled with jargon, so employers should state the nature of the role, the job titles and the package as plainly as they can.
This is feedback we really took on board when working with UKTN, and today we’re proud to launch a partnership we really believe in.
We’d like to introduce you to UKTN Jobs, a job board platform powered by Jobbio, and bolstered by thousands of incredible jobs in the UK tech space. The board is a practical solution to some of the biggest hiring challenges in the UK right now.
The goal? Ultimately, we want to see as many people as possible land the jobs of their dreams, and likewise, we want to see companies hire the best in the business. From posting a role to making an offer – every step can be done from one platform – all living on UKTN. It’s that simple.
If you’re interested in applying for jobs, check out all the brilliant available roles here now.
And if you’re a hiring manager looking to land some brilliant talent, get in touch with us – we’d be happy to help!