Who Is Dropping Out Of The Recruitment Process, Even After Being Offered The Job? Job interviews and the application process can be one of the most stressful times of your life. So it’s an unbelievable feeling when you manage to secure a job, after potentially weeks of interviews, emails and stress. Well, apparently this isn’t the same for everyone. A new study by Oleeo and MyKindaFuture, has shown how 17% of Generation Z applicants (those born between 1995-2012) are dropping out of the recruitment process, even after securing the role.
Charles Hipps, CEO and Founder of Oleeo, says that Gen Z demand a different kind of relationship to other generational demographics.
He explains: “
In a digital and relationship-centric era they expect to build a personal connection with potential employers in order to decide where to apply, and which offers to accept. With this generation used to using up to six screens at any one time, these relationships need to be developed across multiple platforms.”
He added that for employers recruiting large numbers of younger talent, technology is crucially important to satisfy their demands.
While there are raising concerns about attracting qualified young talent, the report found that employers face potential problems from young jobseekers who aren’t offered jobs at all.
The study found that just three per cent of those who apply for a position will receive an offer, which may suggest that poor recruitment processes are hindering the uptake of good candidates from this demographic.
Another study from 600 fresh produce, horticulture, food and agriculture workers in the UK has revealed that job satisfaction and work-life balance are higher priorities than salary and location. These conclusions have demonstrated that HR & recruitment are an ever changing battlefield in the UK, and companies need to stay up to date with their recruitment processes, or face appearing behind-the-times.