jobs.ac.uk, one of the leading international job boards for careers in academic, research, science and related professions, announces the results of its survey of recruitment trends across the academic, research and science sectors.
The survey of over 170 organisations revealed that the use of job boards has become an essential HR practice, with 64% of respondents citing them as their preferred method for recruiting academic, research and science staff.
- 58% of respondents said they have either reduced or no longer use print advertising
- 71% of respondents prefer specialist job boards to generalist job boards
- When choosing a job board, sector specialism (72%), pricing (59%) and audience size (43%) were cited as the most important factors
- 50% of respondents said they use social media to recruit with LinkedIn being the most popular platform
- 97% are increasing employee count in the next 12 months
- 30% of respondents cited reducing costs as the top recruiting priority
- Only 24% of respondents use applicant tracking systems.
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