Recruiters too "disorganised" to fill Christmas positions, says recruitment software specialists Evolve

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Recruiters are beginning to struggle in the run down to the Christmas shopping period as demand for temp workers increases.

It’s not just about quantity of staff, but quality, and because of disorganisation and high demand for the Christmas period, recruiters aren’t able to adequately fill positions in time.

Increasing temporary Christmas employees may be putting strain on recruiters, but this can be reduced with specialist software according to Evolve.

As the festive season looms, retailers welcome the extra footfall in stores and are aiming to hire additional staff. Unfortunately recruiters are struggling to keep up due to a mixture of “disorganisation and high demand” according to Nick John, Managing Director of Evolve, a recruitment software specialist.

This year alone, Marks and Spencer have announced they will be taking on a whopping 20,000 extra workers, with Argos hiring 12,000 and Amazon aiming to fill 10,000 additional positions in its UK packing centres.

Unsurprised that retailers are feeling the pressure, Nick John said:

“It’s not uncommon to see large recruitment campaigns like these, especially for seasonal positions. However, it’s not just about quantity, but quality, and because of disorganisation and high demand, recruiters aren’t able to adequately fill positions in time. More efficient processes need to be implemented if they want to avoid falling behind.

“As with many areas in business, automated computing can speed up time-consuming tasks and ensure targets are met. Recruiters should be looking out for software with dashboard features to ensure that all reminders, calendar appointments, interview suggestions etc. can be seen at a glance to keep organised and get those positions filled.”

Evolve is recruitment software which is fully customisable to cater for the varying jobs of a recruiter.

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