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Recruitment Stats: 16 Key trends for 2019

Recruitment Stats: 16 Key trends for 2019

Recruitment Stats: 16 Key trends for 2019

*For the most up to date recruitment stats please check out our Recruitment Stats 2020 article on over on Psycruit.com.* 

2019 looks set to see some key developments take place for recruiters across the globe.

As 2018 becomes a long-distant memory (check out our 2018 recruitment stats blog post to see just how quickly things have changed), we’ve taken a look at (and highlighted) some of the key recruitment trends for recruiters going into 2019.  

  • Between August and October 2018 the UK reported 1.38 million unemployed people (people not in work but seeking and available to work), this was an increase of 20,000 on the previous quarter.


2019 recruitment stats and trends - Criterion


  • The number of recruiters operating in the UK grew by almost 10% over one year, from March 2017 to March 2018.

  • 4.2 years is the average number of years that employees have been with their current employer. This number increase as employees get older.

  • Employers are finding there to be a talent shortage in the current market, 72% of them state they’re having a difficult time finding skilled candidates for current openings.


Recruitment trends for 2019 - Key recruitment stats UK



  • Flexible work arrangements are the future. Almost 70% of small businesses now offer some form of flexible working to their employees. 73% of employees using flexible work arrangements said that it has improved their overall job satisfaction.  





  • 78% of employers utilising an ATS said that recruitment technology makes finding great talent easier than ever. 1/2 of those employers went on to say they do not have an ATS. 

Implementing psychometric assessments and having a good onboarding process are some of the most effective ways you can improve your recruitment process.

If you’re hiring new employees personality questionnaires can play a key role is helping you to properly assess if a candidate is a good fit to your company. Then, once a candidate has been hired, the same personality profile can be brought together into an onboarding report.

When used properly, psychometrics will give your business tailored information about each new employee, based on their personality at work. This allows you to provide adaptable inductions that fit their specific needs.

If you have any questions then please contact us for more information.


For the most up to date recruitment stats please check out our Recruitment Stats 2020 article on over on Psycruit.com.  











Published by Lily Harvey

May 14th, 2019 | Recruitment

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