Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: What your recruitment strategy needs to be in 2024.
The competition for talent will become increasingly fierce over the next two years as the economy starts to recover from the effects of the Cost-of-Living Crisis, COVID and Brexit, according to KPI Recruiting Sales Director, Joe Jardine.
With over twenty-five years of experience in servicing clients, Joe has seen a plethora of crises hit the UK economy but believes the upcoming battle to recruit and retain people will be as brutal as anything before. “If People hasn’t become the key focus for successful businesses in the last two years, it almost certainly will be in the next two. Recruiters are battling a squeeze on labour from many different directions including the after-effects of Covid & Brexit, cost-of-living crisis and an ageing population,” says Joe.
Minimum wage increase looms
“Added to these factors is the looming increase of the minimum wage – a whopping 9.8% rise – which HR departments and directors will have to carefully negotiate. This means it’s never been more important for businesses to plan ahead, recruit correctly and retain staff.”
“KPI have recently picked up business from clients who were sick and tired of being used by recruitment agencies to offload their least reliable people. Planning ahead and getting a recruitment agency in place early to compliment your local recruitment strategy will help guard against this: leaving it to later puts a business at risk of being left to choose from the people other employers have rejected.”
“Like our candidates,” explains Joe, “we love a long-term relationship. That’s why KPI’s service goes above and beyond. We focus on the detail that makes recruitment work better.” Amongst KPI’s key differentiators are factors like:
- Unique targeting
- Huge reach of potential candidates
- Attracting the right candidates
- Thorough screening
- Induction & onboarding
KPI has access to candidates other recruitment agencies cannot reach
KPI is trusted by many of the UK's major brands, including, Alton Towers, Ann Summers, AO, ASDA, DPD, Evri, FedEx, to name but a few. “Some of our blue-chip clients are making use of the unique pool of talent KPI has built over the last few years,” says Joe, “and some use KPI because they just prefer the level of service they enjoy from KPI, including our on-site offering. One of the key reasons why businesses keep using KPI is our power to recruit the right people in high volume, which is testament to our attraction techniques, unique targeting and huge reach on social media which now stands at over 100,000 followers.
If you need a long-term recruitment partner, call Joe Jardine on 07874 867453 or email JoeJ@kpi.co.uk