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Scotland's Job Seeker Report 2014

5 Mar 2014

The Scottish recruitment market is in growth mode. With business confidence returning to employers, opportunities are opening and companies are looking to welcome new talent.

Eden Scott is delighted to release its first Scotland's Job Seeker Report, which reveals the habits and motivators of Scottish job seekers when changing jobs as well as the growth of technology in job searches.

Understanding the needs and wants of the modern job seeker is crucial for employers to attract and retain talent into their business. Online channels, such as social media networks and mobile search solutions are replacing traditional methods of advertising. Scottish firms must adapt their recruitment strategies for the best value and to secure the best candidates.Recruitment Trends Scotland

The information within Scotland's Job Seeker Report 2014 was taken from  survey which generated 1,535 responses from Scottish jobseekers. Highlights from the report include:

  • 80% of jobseekers are in employment
  • Permanent roles are still highly sought after over temporary and contract positions
  • The split between the active and passive candidate is almost 50/50
  • 50% of job seekers use a mobile device to browse jobs online
  • Social networks are growing in prominence, with 54% of job seekers using them to discover opportunities
  • The main reason people leave their existing role is to seek a new and stimulating challenge
  • Respondents place a high emphasis on a good work life balance
  • Salary is still the most important factor when considering a new position, however intangible benefits are also becoming more apparent

To receive a copy of Scotland's Job Seeker Report, download it today.


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