Recruitment undergoing ‘biggest change’ ever

A survey undertaken by automotive and engineering recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has revealed a massive sea-change in the world of recruitment for both employee and employer.

Its survey found that recruitment is undergoing its biggest change in a generation and that employers must be prepared to change their culture and hiring strategies to attract the best talent.

It asked, what is the most important element for considering a career move, and found that culture and flexible working scored the highest vote with 37%, while career stability recorded 24%. Career prospects received the lowest number of votes with just 18%, while salary and package received 21%.

GCA then asked the industry if it would take a lesser paid role to join a company with a vibrant culture, built-in flexibility and a people-focused ethos, with 70% saying they would.

GCA director, Glen Shepherd, said: “We’re proactively preparing employers for a shift in demand in the way candidates search for jobs, whilst also understanding candidate behavioral trends and candidate expectations. It’s quite clear that employees strive for a happier work-life balance following the pandemic and the automotive aftermarket will need to adapt in order to attract the best talent.

“If you can understand the data and trends behind what drives the candidate market, you can improve your proposition, hiring strategy and continually improve your chances of making great hires consistently.

“It’s also extremely clear that the best way to continually attract great talent is to include recruitment as part of your marketing and overall business strategy that enables candidates to naturally have your organisation on their radar.”