It highlights the characteristics of recruiters in five sectors, health/care, restaurants, IT, mechanics and financial services and explores the procedures and criteria followed during the selection of candidates for job vacancies.
Among the most significant findings of the survey is that CVs and interviews with candidates remain the most important tools to choose a candidate, while experience in the sector and relevant vocational training are highly evaluated by recruiters.
Candidates who do not provide any justification for their unemployment spells face increasing possibilities of not being hired.
Job hopping seems to have a negative effect, since recruiters are much more reluctant to hire someone who has been changing jobs than someone who has been unemployed during the last years.
Finally, despite high unemployment rate and high labour supply, recruiters from all examined sectors face difficulties in finding suitable candidates for their vacancies.