EU job seeker traffic to CV-Library increases over 12% YoY
Over the last six months, YoY traffic from EU job seekers to CV-Library has increased by 12.1% compared to the previous year.
Other key findings pulled from the job site’s own data include:
- March 2016 saw the highest jump over the last year, with 25.6% more traffic coming from the EU
- The highest growth of traffic has come from Belgium, Greece, Denmark and the Czech Republic
- In the last six months, traffic from Belgium has increased by almost 200%, possibly due to the troubles in Brussels (compared to previous six months)
For many organisations, CV-Library says this influx of EU traffic could be a great way to boost the talent pipeline and fill skills shortages in key areas, but all remains up in the air until the results of tomorrow’s Referendum are revealed.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, commented, “Our data brings to light the concerns amongst EU workers surrounding a possible Brexit, with those living in other European countries clearly upping the ante on their job searches in case migration laws change. While the influx of skilled professionals looking for work has been great news for recruitment professionals, there are still a number of economic pressures in the current climate and tomorrow’s outcome could certainly shake things up.
“Britain is an international hub, with UK organisations offering great employment prospects for EU workers. Restricting the mobility of this talent could have a negative impact on many UK employers, especially if they have heavily relied on international talent in the past. The fact of the matter is, we do not have enough talent to meet demand right now so whether we leave the EU or stay, businesses need to think more strategically about overcoming their recruitment challenges and prioritise investments in robust hiring strategies.”