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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 coupled with advertised salaries being 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 (84%) - down from 92% last year and Career sites (81%) for finding candidates as the most used channels in this sector. We see a reduction in the use of ATS/CRM & Talent Pools from 78% in 2020 to just 41% in the latest data within the sector to pinpoint a scarcity of candidates.  

Source: 2021 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 and Specialist Job Boards fall short in delivering the required quality and quantity of candidates. It is ATS,CRM/Talent Pools, General Job Boards and Agencies that deliver. Also worthy of a mention is the return of Events this year as a sourcing channel which are delivering 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: 2021 UK Candidate Attraction Report


Which sourcing channels work best in engineering?
How will levels of hiring in the engineering sector change in next 12 months?

How will levels of hiring in the engineering sector change in next 12 months?

In the Engineering sector hiring levels are expected to increase and several channels could aid further to fill future vacancies. 

Less than half of the survey respondents from this sector anticipate that recruitment marketing budgets will increase to support the increase in hiring. 46% see budgets remaining the same and 9% anticipate a reduction in budgets.

Measuring and monitoring, in real-time, every aspect of your hiring process will become of greater importance. With Eploy you get complete recruitment analytics built in to create customised dashboards   

Engineering sector hiring challenges

The Engineering sector overwhelmingly have a candidate scarcity challenge. The next biggest challenge is building a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

Regular monitoring and measurement of the effectiveness of sourcing channels and recruitment KPI's is imperative to really understand the sourcing channels that are delivering or have the potential to deliver greater returns..

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.
Engineering sector hiring challenges
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 2022 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 integrated 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.