IT Recruitment Trends – Routes to Market

Routes to Market Clarion Resourcing canvassed a sample of 1,000 randomly-selected IT professionals from Clarion Resourcing’s permanent and contract database during the month on November, split equally between contract and permanent candidates.  Here’s what we discovered in terms of the latest IT recruitment trends. Our survey highlighted some very interesting trends in terms of where […]

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On December 21st, 2011, posted in: Blog by

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IT Recruitment Trends – General Market Perceptions

Clarion Resourcing canvassed a sample of 1,000 randomly-selected IT professionals from Clarion Resourcing’s permanent and contract database during the month on November, split equally between contract and permanent candidates. The survey yielded  some extremely  interesting perspectives on  how you view agencies in general and we’re happy to share those with you.  This body of work […]

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On December 21st, 2011, posted in: Blog by

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IT Employment Trends – Partner Selection

Our survey clearly shows that there is a hybrid model in terms of candidates engaging with the job market. While the majority of respondents (two thirds) would prefer to deal with an agency when applying for a role, there is a balance to be struck for employers between directly sourced and agency source candidates. A key driver for any organisation in terms of ensuring access to the best talent available on the market is the choice of agency partners that they engage with.

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On November 28th, 2011, posted in: Blog by

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IT Recruitment Trends – Job Identification Channels

Our survey highlighted some very interesting trends in terms of where and how candidates identify their next opportunity. The growth of social media has been one of the biggest media phenomenons of recent years. Industry and media commentators highlight the importance for companies to fully embrace social media and one might have expected that this was one of the most popular ways to identify new job opportunities. However, we were somewhat surprised to find that social media ranked only fourth in terms of the channels candidates used to identify potential new roles. Agencies still ranked as the best source of identifying a new opportunity although we do acknowledge this finding may have been skewed somewhat by the source of our sample, which comes from an agency panel.

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On November 28th, 2011, posted in: Blog by

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IT Employment Trends – Employee Retention

One of the most interesting findings from our survey from an employer’s perspective is the response in relation to employee retention. The findings indicate that employer’s staff retention policies are benefitting significantly from candidate sentiment and a general reluctance on their part to seek new employment unless forced to do so by circumstances. This reluctance is grounded in the current economic environment and can be explained by several factors.

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On November 28th, 2011, posted in: Blog by

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