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The Perfect Recruiter Storm – How Recruitment CRM with FREE Skills Testing can help

With jobseeker numbers at an all-time high and the number of applications per role increasing exponentially, Recruiters are bracing for the perfect storm. As lockdown eases and a growing number of live positions becomes available, Recruitment agencies must take steps to address their clients’ needs swiftly and efficiently to be able to find the best talent fast among an explosion of job applicants and CV submissions.

Let us look at some of the numbers. 

The FT reported that there were 650,000 fewer people on UK payroll in between March and June, whilst CV Library reported a 62.7% drop in vacancies during the same period.

With REC’s Job Recovery Tracker announcing that new weekly job adverts are now topping one million following the relaxation of lockdown rules, it’s no surprise that Recruitment agencies are really beginning to feel the burden of managing this flood of jobseekers. 

The withdrawal of the UK’s job retention scheme will only add to the pain

The flood of jobseekers and vacancy applications is set to become a tsunami. If Recruiters ignore the reality ahead, there is a good chance they will drown. 

Already, CV-Library is reporting a massive increase in applications per role.


Huge increase in applications per role in July


So, what is the solution to the perfect Recruiter storm?  


Paul Thompson, Sales and Marketing Director of Ikiru People, announced today:

To help Recruiters deal with the massive increase of applications per role, we’ve now introduced Free Online Skills Testing to our leading Recruitment CRM, Voyager Infinity. This allows Recruiters to assess applications quickly and easily within their CRM, pushing successful applications to clients, with all parties involved making better use of their time. There are more than 200 Online Skills assessments available to Recruiters, ranging from MS Office tests to aptitude, verbal reasoning, and psychometric profiling.”

If your Recruitment business is based on the “no win, no fee” modelthen you will need to do more to find that needle in the haystack – or, as is the new reality, that needle in the field of haystacks.

Book your demonstration today to learn more about Voyager Infinity with FREE Skills Testing.


Voyager Infinity and Voyager Mid-Office are software solutions that make Recruiters’ lives easier. Voyager Infinity is a CRM used by thousands of recruiters globally to source, nurture and maintain the relationships with their clients and candidates, and Mid-Office manages the entire Pay and Bill process (IR35 ready).

Voyager Infinity Recruitment CRM - now with FREE Skills Testing