Candidate Counteroffers Pose a Threat to Recruitment

recent report by specialist recruiter Robert Half, detailed that the best candidates are now receiving multiple offers and counteroffers, which is a result of a shrinking talent pool.

The study found two-thirds (65%) of UK finance leaders seeing an increase in counteroffers in the past 12 months, with 20% saying they have increased significantly.

The study was carried out with 200 finance leaders and highlighted that counteroffers aren’t the only thing to have increased. Nearly two thirds (64%) of senior finance professionals are more likely to offer a sign-on bonus to attract top candidates than they were last year. This finding echoes the desperation for talent and that 2015 is shaping up to be a job candidate’s market.

UK Managing Director of Robert Half, Phil Sheridan, highlighted that “with counteroffers increasing and a shrinking talent pool, it is now more important than ever for firms to act quickly.” This is where Opus Recruitment Solutions has already been one step ahead of the mark.

At Opus, we pride ourselves in the ability to secure placements, with a 93% offer to placement ratio. We believe we achieve this through our client focused approach and understanding the businesses we work with; carefully managing candidates through the process.

Opus Recruitment Solutions’ CEO, Darren Ryemill said, “We make it our priority to supply steadfast services to all our clients. Our attention to detail and adaptable approach is what drives our successes and we will continue to improve our processes throughout 2015 to keep providing competitive standards.”

As the recruitment industry grows, with many positive predictions for 2015, it is extremely important to apply the right processes to achieve successful results.

It is a competitive market so implementing ideas ahead of their time is vital; knowing what is the next move to make is key to growing your company.

John Assunto

Originally posted on linked in By: Astrid Hall


Posted on October 21, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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