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The 5 Key Takeaways from the Recruitment Agency Expo in London 2024

Mar 25, 2024 10:41:32 AM

On March 19th and 20th, 2024, the recruitment industry gathered for the annual Recruitment Agency Expo in London. Talention was once again present as an exhibitor and speaker to inform visitors about the latest developments in the field of Recruitment Marketing and recruitment and to share best practices from Germany. Here are the five key takeaways we learned from the exciting discussions at the Expo:

Candidate Journey: The Key Component for an Unbeatable Candidate Experience

The candidate journey and experience continue to be at the center of interest for recruitment agencies in the UK. It is crucial that candidates have a positive experience throughout the entire recruitment process. From the first interaction with the job advertisement to the hiring process, companies should ensure that candidates are well-informed, supported, and involved. A seamless and engaging candidate journey not only helps increase the number of applicants but also contributes to employee retention and long-term success.

Transparency in the Channel Jungle: Transparency for effective recruitment

The discussions at our booth made it clear that recruiters are facing the challenge of recruitment through a multitude of channels, be it social media, job boards, or company websites. Transparency about the performance of each channel is essential. Many visitors expressed that they lack a clear picture of which channels deliver the best candidates and what return they achieve. A detailed analysis and understanding of key performance indicators (KPIs) are crucial to effectively allocate resources and optimize the recruitment process.

Budget Boost: How to make more with less

In times of limited recruitment budgets, it is essential to make the most of the available resources. Many visitors reported that they lack the tools and technologies to recruit more efficiently, be it through automation or data-driven decisions. It is important to use investments wisely and develop strategies that ensure maximum impact at minimal cost.

Bye-bye Excel: KPI Dashboards on the rise

It was surprising that many recruitment agencies in the UK still primarily use Excel for recruitment. However, it was also clear that the days of manual data tracking are coming to an end. Modern recruiters increasingly rely on automated KPI dashboards that provide real-time data and enable precise analysis of recruitment performance. By using dashboards, recruiters can quickly react to changes, identify trends, and make informed decisions to continuously improve the recruitment process.

Mastering Routine Tasks: The power of automation

Another important aspect is the automation of routine tasks in the recruitment process. Many recruitment agencies still spend too much time on repetitive tasks that could be automated. By implementing workflow systems and automated processes, these tasks can be done more efficiently, freeing up recruiters' time for strategic tasks and candidate care.


Overall, the Recruitment Agency Expo 2024 provided valuable insights and learnings that can help recruitment agencies optimize their recruitment strategies and meet the ever-increasing demands of the labor market. The exchange with experts and the confirmation of trends by the visitors of the Expo underline the importance of this event for the industry.


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