Register CV

Candidate Driven Market

What does this mean for your business?

With unemployment rates at an all-time low and businesses spending more time on their employee engagement, the job market has become very candidate driven, meaning securing a high calibre candidate can be a struggle. It’s more important than ever to ensure your company and job vacancy appear attractive to candidates and once you have a candidate you react quickly. Our step by step guide to candidate driven markets can help:

1.Job Advert

  • Make sure the job title is correct and relevant to the role
  • Ensure your company benefits are included in your job description – this will demonstrate your business as one that gives back to their employees
  • The salary must reflect the industry standard and complexity and responsibilities of the role
  • Advertise in the right places – don’t just rely on word of mouth or your business website

2.Reviewing Applications


  • Long CV deadlines are a thing of the past – If you wait to review CV’s, candidates who applied may no longer be available. (This could happen as quickly as two days)
  • React Quickly to Applications
  • Ensure flexibility in your review process, sometimes rigid scoring systems can work against the business and you lose out on the most suitable candidate for the role

3.Interview Process

  • Allow the candidate the opportunity to see their potential working environment
  • Your interview process should be engaging and encourage candidates to ask questions
  • The process should educate candidates on any induction process or training the business offers to new starters

4.Post Interview

  • Always ensure you respond to unsuccessful applicants after interview, and provide feedback, wishing them luck for the future
  • Successful candidates should receive their offer letters and contract prior to their first day and in good time following any verbal job offer


The JFR team have a host of information to advise employers on how to ensure their recruitment process is attractive, engaging and successful, if you would like more information please contact the team on 0151 601 5288 or email