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UK’s interview process goes on… and ...

UK’s interview process goes on… and on… and on

Posted 5 June 2013

7 hours; that’s how long, on average, successful candidates spend preparing for, or taking part in, interviews! Going one better, out of 2000 people polled by a high street job recruitment agency, 7% spent more than 20 hours preparing for and attending interviews that resulted in a job offer.

Some analysts are starting to ask if this is all taking too long. Research shows it takes successful job seekers an average of 10 weeks and 5 days from the beginning of a job search to finding and securing a new role, compared with eight weeks and five days five years ago.

The ‘safety-in-numbers’ approach to recruitment, whereby companies pass potential employees from pillar to post, interview to interview, asking the same questions every time, is wearing thin. Many potential employees are losing their patience as they are desperate to work but are being made to jump through so many recruitment hoops it’s becoming almost impossible.

Is it any wonder then that so many employees are turning to contract recruitment agents and an increasing amount of employers are filling posts with contract positions? No, not really; and this is where we come in!

Here at First Call Contract Services we are “The Agency of Choice” for many of the UK’s largest users of contract workers and offer comprehensive services in all categories. From hospitality and food service contracts to commercial contracts including distribution, line and logistics contractors we cover all the bases.

If you’re an employer looking to buck the trend of the seemingly never-ending recruitment process and would like more information about the positions we cater for, head over to our Sectors page and see what we can do for you.

Alternatively, if you are having trouble finding employment and are frustrated with all the hoop jumping of traditional recruitment then head over to our jobs page and see what opportunities we have to offer.

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