Organizations to focus on hiring young jobseekers, CIPD report suggests

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The number of employers who are seriously considering hiring young jobseekers has recorded a significant growth over the past quarter, recent data from CIPD’s latest Labour Market Outlook (LMO) has been able to reveal.

The report suggests that 33 per cent of organisations with ‘hard-to-fill vacancies’ are planning to hire more young people to fill the gaps, which represents a marked increase in hiring intentions compared with the previous spring quarter when just 22 per cent planned to increase their recruitment activity among this age group.

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of survey respondents said they wanted to hire more graduates, while 12 per cent plan to recruit more school leavers, which is a big increase compared with 9 per cent reported in the spring 2014 LMO.

Gerwyn Davies, CIPD labour market analyst, said: “After a long, dark decade, the prospects for young people are finally looking brighter. The tightening labour market is undoubtedly encouraging more employers to turn to a wider range of younger recruits. However, it is also due to a recognition among a growing number of employers that they need to develop talent to limit the potential for future labour shortages and pay pressures.”

The summer LMO suggests that overall employment confidence is set to remain strong for the next three months as this quarter’s net employment balance – which measures the difference between the proportion of employers who expect to increase and those that intend to decrease staff levels – has increased to +29, up from the +24 reported in Spring 2015.

Tensor Time and Attendance and personnel management solutions are perfect for supporting young workers

Companies who are willing to use this young talent pool should also implement extensive workforce management solutions, that will help them provide a superior level of support for these inexperienced workers, and this is specifically where Tensor plc can put its extensive experience to very good use.

We supply a full range of solutions designed specifically to streamline workforce and skill management within companies of any sizes. Our WinHR suite enables managers to save and easily access a wide array of data pertaining to each of their employees, thus allowing them to better use the available resources and skill ranges at any given moment.

Moreover, Tensor’s range of products offer both a high level of reliability and good value for money, which means that companies who do decide to implement our solutions will immediately see the returns, without taking a hit as far as their balances are concerned.

If you’d like to find out more about the range of workforce management and Time and Attendance solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

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