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  • Writer's pictureKaren Gittins

Navigating 30 Years of Recruitment

Updated: Aug 3, 2023



The recruitment industry has undergone significant changes due to technological advancements.

The rise of the internet, job boards, social media, and applicant tracking systems (ATS) has transformed the way recruitment consultants source candidates, advertised job openings, and managed the hiring process.

Increased competition: With the growth of online job platforms and the ease of connecting with candidates, the recruitment industry has become more competitive, not to mention the 30,000 recruitment companies in the UK!

Another big change is candidate expectations: Candidates now have higher expectations when it comes to the application process, transparency in the hiring process, and employer branding.

Moving on to skill shortages and talent acquisition the demand for certain skills has increased, while the available talent pool may not always meet these requirements.

Diversity and inclusion: In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Recruitment consultants have had to adapt to ensure fair and unbiased hiring processes, attract diverse candidates, and support their clients in building diverse teams.

Now we have remote work and virtual recruitment: COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated remote working and virtual recruitment processes.


The industry will continue to evolve with advancements in technology (AI), shifts in the job market, and changing candidate expectations.


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