Be In The Know

Understanding the landscape that lays before you increases your ability to navigate your way through it, so we’ve compiled a series of information to help you prepare and understand your journey.

Information in this edition has been compiled and published by CV-Library in July 2020.

Candidate Behaviour

96% of professionals were hoping to find a new job in 2020 based on a survey of 1100 UK professionals, conducted in June 2020.

Average applications per vacancy for up 106%, when comparing data from June 2020 vs June 2019.


What Candidates want

The CV-Library survey found that 73.8% of UK professionals considered salary to be the most important factor when seeking a new job.

Location (66.9%), job Security (27.7%), flexible working hours (27.3%), development opportunities (20.5%), and the company's culture (20.3%) were the next five highest considerations for job seekers.


How Candidates are searching

61% of visitors are searching for jobs via mobiles according to the research from CV-Library.

Searches for remote jobs are up 174% when comparing data from Jan - July 2020 to the same timeframe in 2019.

The survey showed that 51.3% of UK professionals were more likely to consider a remote-working job in the future, compared with 37.4% who were less likely. 11.30% were unsure.


When are people looking for work?

Wednesday is the most popular day for job views on CV-Library, followed by Tuesday and then Monday. Sunday is the least popular day.

However, Monday is the most popular day for job applications, followed by Tuesday and then Wednesday. Saturday is the least popular day for applications.

The most popular time for candidates to view jobs is between 9am and 11am, and most people apply for jobs between 11am and 12pm.

According to CV-Library's data, Marketing professionals are the most likely people to apply between 12pm and 2pm!



What happens next?

A massive 97.1% of candidates say they are more likely to accept a job offer if they had a positive route to hire experience. This underlines the importance of regularly reviewing your candidate journey.

Always treat candidates like you would a customer.


Being a pro-active Recruitment Partner, 2M Employment Solutions regularly research the landscape of the recruitment marketplace to ensure that we are best placed to find the best available talent for our clients.

Contact us on 02392 387722 if you would like to discuss who we can support your recruitment process, or request a callback below.

About Us

2M Employment Solutions are Recruitment Specialists partnering with the Legal and Digital sectors.

Since 2009 2M Employment Solutions have –

  • Helped over 600 employers solve their recruitment issues
  • Assisted on almost 14000 vacancies
  • Interviewed over 20000 candidates

How can we help you?

  • Support your recruitment function to reduce the skills gaps within your business
  • Present great candidates for your business-critical roles
  • Release recruiting pressure from you, allowing you to focus on your core role

To discuss how 2M Employment Solutions can partner with your business, call 023 9238 7722


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