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Angela Mortimer launches blue book 2016

The Angela Mortimer Group launched its blue book yesterday morning in its London offices.

The group says the primary goal of the blue book launch, which is now in its 12th consecutive year, was to bring various companies, recruiters and clients together under one roof to discuss the results of our annual employment survey.

Angela Mortimer Group said, “We visited several companies, spoke to a number of candidates and had the participation of over 2,100 people from each stage of the recruitment process whether it be business leaders, candidates or clients. Our research was collated by people (not computers) and the result came from experts sharing real stories, consultants conducting conversations with candidates face-to-face and ‘people talking to people’.”

The highlights from the book include:

  • There is greater optimism in market from candidates/clients despite challenges
    • 68% of companies in the UK expect increase headcount in 2016
    • 73% of candidates are confident of finding their next position
    • 54% of companies describe the recruitment market as challenging

  • Attraction methods – through people to people networks
    • 77% of candidates recognise previously used agencies as their primary tool for sourcing new employment
    • Companies list agencies, staff referrals and in house moves as their most efficient ways to recruit
    • Salary Movements and the rise in the Counter Offer
    • 87% of UK companies increases salaries last year
    • 60% suffered at the hands of a counter offer
    • 29% of job hunters turned down the first role offered to them

  • Employer Branding at the Interview Stage
    • The average interview process is 2.58 interviews long
    • The importance of interview feedback – 53% of did not receive feedback last yea
    • The temporary market – it is now a strategic way to recruit
    • 75% of companies report that temp usage will stay the same
    • 61% of companies take longer than a week to fill a temp booking
    • 46% of temporary workers are not vetted by companies to the same standard as their permanent hires.

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