A survey from the Jobs site Jobvite has suggested that a majority of recruiters are expecting fierce competition for talent in the next 12 months.The UK Social Recruitment Survey, which surveyed over 500 recruiters and HR professionals in the UK, revealed that 86 per cent of recruiters expect the jobs market to stay as competitive, or increase in competitiveness, in the next 12 months.
58 per cent of those surveyed also said that the lack skilled or qualified workers are their biggest challenge when it comes to hiring talent.
In order to hire the best candidates the recruiters shared their ways of swaying talent, with 40 per cent of recruiters citing flexible working and working from home to sway the best talent. 36 per cent said employer matched defined contribution pension plans, 30 per cent suggested free transportation/parking, with 30 per cent suggesting a casual dress code. 22 per cent suggested free snacks, the same percentage as an open floor office design.