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Recruitment stress: finding those candidates

FACT: Northamptonshire has a resident-based employment rate of 76.5 per cent, which is higher than the national average (71.3 per cent), a high proportion of local employees are in full-time work. What does that mean? It means it’s hard to be unemployed in Northampton and that finding the right people is hard work!

A recent survey by a Northamptonshire association that promotes and protects the interests of the business community shows that 60 per cent of local companies looking to hire new staff are facing difficulties finding suitably skilled recruits.

It showed 69 per cent of manufacturers in the area that are looking to recruit are struggling to fill their vacancies. The survey also demonstrates that overall, 36 per cent of people who responded to the survey expect to increase the size of their workforce during 2020. Is that your business?

Introducing Johnson Underwood: – recruitment specialist in Northamptonshire, in its 30th year of business. We really do know people.

Our candidates are a result of years of working in this industry and are a buoyant mix of people who are actively looking for work, quietly looking for work, temps to perms just waiting for us to contact them about the perfect next step in their career and even people we can headhunt. The majority of people who wish to find a new role will come straight to a recruitment agency and if any of our candidates find themselves on the job market again, very often we are their first port of call, simply because they have trust that we shall find them another superb role.

The Solution: We offer a recruitment process where we meet all our clients and candidates, providing a great ‘fit’ and a positive recruitment experience for all, meaning our retention rates are excellent. We have some amazing candidates on our books, all looking for work now with the right skills and experience for your business, and therefore helping you fill the vacancies more quickly and effectively.

The team at Johnson Underwood are always happy to chat, offer advice and help with your recruitment difficulties. Contact or call 01604 626162.

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