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One in four recruiters admit to being under pressure
Monday, 14 June 2010
Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of recruitment companies have found themselves overstretched during the economic downturn, according to new research.
Talent assessment solutions firm SHL conducted a study which found that 19 per cent of recruiters are now unable to give extensive feedback to unsuccessful interviewees.
In addition, the results suggested that 17 per cent cannot let their candidates know whether they have been successful after the initial application.
David Leigh, chief executive of SHL, described the findings as a "worry" for retailers.
"It is understandable that recruitment teams are busy coping with more applications than they are used to," he said.
"But they will want to ensure they are communicating effectively with candidates even if they aren't suitable for the role, to ensure they don't lose loyal customers."
Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, suggested recently that the graduate jobs market has been improving in the past few months.