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As UK job vacancies soar to record levels, survey reveals what’s stopping job seekers from accepting roles

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Circle Recruitment

By Circle Recruitment

The latest survey from CV-Library reveals that poor interviewer behaviour is stopping job seekers from accepting new roles

With the UK experiencing its highest ever number of job postings and staff shortages, these findings offer guidance to businesses by delving into the types of behaviour that are most off-putting for job seekers. 

The study, which surveyed more than 1,500 UK professionals, show that the following behaviours are the most likely to prevent candidates from accepting a new role:  

  • Too many interview stages (30.9%) 
  • The interviewer hasn’t looked thoroughly at your application/doesn’t know much about you (49.5%) 
  • Arrogant or unfriendly interviewer (76.8%) 
  • The interviewer is distracted and doesn’t pay full attention during the interview (45.7%) 
  • Lengthy assessment tasks (23.2%)  

The survey also went on to reveal that 4 in 10 (39.9%) applicants would be discouraged from applying for a job with a lengthy interview process. In fact, a whopping 53% of candidates feel the interview process should last no longer than 1 to 2 weeks.  

Steve Ricketts, Managing Director of Circle, comments:

"The candidate experience is always important in the IT & Tech sector, however at present it is vital that hirers make the necessary changes if they wish to remain competitive.  If you are struggling to hire and would like free, confidential market advice, contact us today".

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