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Engineering Applicant Tracking System

The UK Engineering sector continues to experience a shortfall in new entrants to the workplace and is acutely affected by candidate scarcity. Recruitment in the sector is likely to remain extremely challenging - especially when many report advertised salaries are below market average, so when competing for talent it pays to be a step ahead. 

Eploy's ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and Talent CRM is designed to help the Engineering sector (including Industrial & Manufacturing) take control of their hiring processes.

What channels do engineering sector recruiters use for sourcing candidates?

What channels do engineering sector recruiters use for sourcing candidates?

The Engineering sector, including Industrial & Manufacturing, rely on Professional Social Networks (92%) and Employee Referrals (88%) for finding candidates as the most used channels in this sector. Careers Site use drops from 91% last year and we see an increase in use of ATS/CRM & Talent Pools (78%) within the sector to pinpoint a scarcity of candidates.  

Source: 2020 UK Candidate Attraction Survey

Which sourcing channels work best in engineering?

When we look at how Engineering recruiters are succeeding with talent attraction the Sourcing Quadrant shares an interesting picture. Social Media falls short in delivering the required quality and quantity of candidates as do Careers Sites. It is ATS,CRM/Talent Pools, Agencies and Professional Social Networks that deliver. Also worthy of a mention is how CV Databases and Job Aggregators are working to deliver a good balance of quality and quantity of candidates.

Recruitment Agencies working in the Engineering sector see improved quality and quantity of candidates from last year, but come at a cost to the business

Source: 2020 UK Candidate Attraction Report


Which sourcing channels work best in engineering?
Responsibility for candidate sourcing in the engineering sector

Responsibility for candidate sourcing in the engineering sector

In the Engineering sector the responsibility for finding and attracting candidates often sits with in house recruiters but does involve others, as can be seen in the chart.  

Agencies are also involved in sourcing candidates in Engineering companies - so it's important that you can track agency costs and usage, benchmark performance against KPI's and ensure compliance. With Eploy, as well as getting an award winning Applicant Tracking System, you can stay in control of preferred supplier lists with a dedicated agency portal that's designed for collaborative use that adds value at every stage. 

You can't manage what you don't measure

Did you know that only 36% of recruiters in the Engineering sector regularly monitor and measure the effectiveness of their sourcing channels? Yet consistently, those who have an active metrics and analytics programme consistently report greater quality of the candidates they attract.

With Eploy you get complete recruitment analytics built in. You can create dashboards that measure and monitor, in real-time, every aspect of your hiring process.
You can't manage what you don't measure
Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

The Engineering sector know that candidate scarcity is a sector wide sourcing issue. Finding the right quantity and quality of candidates is an ongoing problem. Providing the best online candidate experience is vital to securing the best talent. 

At Eploy we've helped organisations deliver a first class experience for their online applicants, and with Eploy's Award Winning Candidate Portal (OnRec 2017 Award - Best Candidate Experience) you'll be off to a flying start.

Because Eploy is not just a recruitment management system, your candidate journey can be seamlessly integrated into your website, or dedicated careers site, even integrate with leading recruitment tech products and services. For example, if you are looking to multi-post jobs through providers such as Engineering Jobs Now or Just Engineers, with Eploy's multi posting integrations it's a breeze to post your jobs across multiple boards via your favourite posting service. All from directly within your Eploy recruitment system. 

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Finding candidates who are the perfect fit for your roles is always challenging. Fortunately Eploy’s world-class applicant tracking system and recruitment software makes it much, much easier. 

Eploy applicant tracking system & recruitment software is precision-engineered to work on every platform and add value to every stage of the recruitment journey. We automate and simplify processes to attract, engage and employ candidates quickly. With a high degree of measurability, you can track costs and identify performance gaps accurately.

Our software is reinforced with market-leading mentoring and cross-sector expertise so you get training and support to achieve a powerful commercial advantage.