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Recruiters are having to invest more and refocus their budgets in order to find the best talent in the healthcare sector, finds a new report.

Data from the report found that following a spike in demand in February, healthcare has now seen a drop in the number of candidates clicking on adverts.

The figures show that this is now down 49% from February to September.

Noura Dadzie – VP Sales UK & International Markets at, commented,
“At a time when staff shortages have reached a critical point across the UK, many hiring managers in the health and social care sector are pumping investment into recruitment activity in the hope that this will be enough to give them an edge over the competition.

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“However, as the war for talent intensifies, it really is crucial that recruitment budgets are strategically directed if businesses are to benefit from any tangible return on this investment. When talent is so thin on the ground, only the most tactical approaches will assist in attracting the top candidates.”

“We are increasingly having conversations with healthcare hirers who are moving funds into sophisticated tech tools to help them look outside of the usual channels to find talent, which is perhaps the reason why financial spend has increased. The rise of job aggregators and programmatic platforms, for example, is one area that more businesses are budgeting additional finances for to streamline their hiring. For those that are facing an increase in recruitment budgets, looking at where else this investment can be channelled strategically rather than throwing more money at the same problem should certainly be a priority.”

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