Wave News: June jobs data, where are all the candidates, reskilling and more

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Hello and welcome to Wave News.

Coming to you days before the government ends all restrictions in England. There will be many industries that welcome this news as it will allow them to operate fully. Have you noticed an uptick in jobs? WaveTrackR’s June Report highlighted a jobs growth for the second consecutive month. Check out the full report and the article that explains the data in more detail for further insights into the current state of the job market.

Where are all the candidates? That’s the question we ask in an article that examines the reasons behind the distinct downturn in candidate availability experienced by recruiters across a spectrum of industries. We dig further into one such reason – skills shortages – in our article looking at the importance of reskilling in growth industries such as green energy, healthcare and technology. This could greatly help those looking for a job, plus it’s possible that the long term recovery of our economy depends on it.

The imagery on your website plays a vital part in your messaging and your branding, which is why it is so essential that it is intertwined in your website’s marketing strategy. We look at why website imagery is so important and the factors you should consider.

In our list of curated content from the world of recruiting, we offer one of our own articles published on UK Recruiter looking at the case for including salary markers on job ads, the rise and rise of remote roles, how to deal with a candidate counteroffer, and why the traditional CV’s time may be up.


What’s new…

WaveTrackR June report reveals continued jobs growth but applications dip

Increased jobs but a dip in applications suggest that the market is beginning to turn on its head, reverting to a candidate’s market once more. We uncover key jobs and application stats, plus the best day of the week to post, the industries posting the most jobs and those receiving the highest numbers of applications.

Where are all the candidates?

Every recruiter is talking about it – where have all the candidates gone? Following months of trying to manage an influx of applications, recruiters are now trying to grapple with the opposite problem: a distinct downturn in applications. We look at the data behind it and dig into the reasons for this lack of candidate availability.

Why long term recovery depends on reskilling in growth industries

For the economy to continue to recover in the long term, beyond simply reaching pre-pandemic levels, we need to ensure that the fastest-growing sectors have the talent they need to support that growth. We look at how reskilling and upskilling the unemployed and those at risk of losing their jobs to work in key growth areas is a win-win.   

What your recruitment website imagery says about you

We are visual beings, which is why the imagery you choose for your recruitment website is so important. Your website’s imagery is the visual representation of your business and should be aligned with your values, your ethos, and your culture. We look at the factors you need to consider and the importance of getting it right.

What we are reading…

Why job ads should always include salary indicators >

We had to include one of our articles, published on UK Recruiter. Examining the great debate on whether salary details should be included on job ads, we argue the case for -and it’s a strong one.

LinkedIn sees remote job posting boom >

Despite the end of restrictions and the widespread return to the office in sight, remote job opportunities are still on the rise according to new data from LinkedIn.

The secret to ‘countering the counteroffer’ >

Candidate counteroffers are occurring at an increasing rate as the market is flipped on its head but how do you address that counteroffer? Greg Savage offers his advice.

Candidates are more than just a resume >

Should resumes be retired? Are CVs counter-productive to modern hiring? And what’s the alternative? This article looks at why CVs might be on borrowed time and considers what comes next.