It's a challenging time for employers seeking to recruit new talent.
Unemployment is low and in the digital media, tech and marketing communications sectors almost non-existent. Wages are rising and a candidate has multiple opportunities. Hence, focusing on the candidate experience is key.
Getting interviews organised quickly, giving full and speedy feedback, preparing paperwork in advance and not delaying offers are key to a successful recruitment process. So is allowing time for candidates to make decisions.
Recruiters such as Aspire need to help employers understand the shifting sands of the market.
Pay rose by 3.1% in the three months to August, compared with a year ago, while inflation for the same period was 2.5%