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Employers who struggle to find talent should look to experts for help

Employers should look to specialist recruiters to overcome the difficulties they continue to face in finding good candidates, according to an industry expert.

The call comes after a joint survey by employers’ organisation the CBI and accountants KPMG found that 40% of London businesses have problems finding the right talent.

At the publication of the survey, Nigel Bourne, Director of CBI London, said: "The skills shortage remains an Achilles' heel for the capital. Even though jobs are being lost and demand has fallen, London businesses still complain that they can't match talent to jobs.”

But Andrew Hardaker, Managing Director ATA Selection, one of the UK’s leading engineering and technical recruitment consultancies, believes that specialist agencies such as ATA can help businesses bridge the skills gap and find the right candidates.

He said: “We often hear that employers find it difficult to find suitable candidates, and this is true even in the economic downturn. However, employers should look to expert recruiters to help them overcome these problems.

“Not only do good recruitment consultants, such as ATA Selection, save employers valuable management time, by sifting the wheat from the chaff, they can really add value to their businesses.

“At ATA Selection we have years of experience of getting to know employers’ business needs and sourcing top-quality candidates.

“We thoroughly assess the employer’s needs, and carefully scrutinise each candidate, to ensure that only the best are put forward for interview. Having continually refined our proven recruitment methodology we are in a position to assess their track record, knowledge, skills. Moreover, we will be able to match their motivation, ambitions and aspirations with the aims of recruiting business.

“As a result, our interview to placement ratio is high, and both the candidate and employer benefit from time efficiencies. The candidate is happy because they have been matched to a job and employer that meets their skills, ambition and aspirations. The employer is can be confident that they are able to recruit a suitable employee who is satisfied with the job and who will stay with them for the long-term.

“We offer a realistic solution to the problems businesses face when trying to recruit properly qualified, skilled employees.”
ATA Selection, part of RTC Group Plc, is one of the UK’s leading recruitment consultancies, specialising in placing engineering and technical staff with a range of companies in the UK, from small and medium-sized enterprises to multi-nationals. The company has 46 years’ experience and handles more than 300 vacancies every week across its 10 UK branches.

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