Already used to working in an extremely competitive recruitment marketplace, engineering and consulting firms now have the added pressure of the rise of flexible working and inflationary effects on wages. This means businesses are recruiting in ever more challenging circumstances.
How companies respond to this environment will be a measure of their continued success in attracting the right people.
To help members in this area, ACE is hosting a special online recruitment roundtable on Monday 23 May from 12pm to 1.30pm, exploring the candidate experience and how it can bolster the recruitment process and ensure organisations stand out from the crowd.
Open to anyone working in recruitment in a member firm – be it a recruitment specialist at a larger organisation, or senior leader at an SME – the discussion will be chaired by Stephanie Woolley, HR and recruitment advisor at Curtins and will also feature Adrian McDonagh co-founder of recruitment experts, Hireful.
As well as touching on industry trends and challenges, the discussion will explore ways to improve the overall candidate experience.
Claire Clifford, ACE director of people skills and culture, said: “Our industry has sometimes struggled to break outdated pre-conceptions and articulate a compelling offering. With recruitment even more competitive than before the pandemic, now is the right time to reassess your strategy. This roundtable will help any member struggling with recruiting the right skills mix for their organisation, provide tools to take back into the businesses and offer a space to discuss and share approaches.”