How Danes find themselves a new job
Oprettet den: Thursday, 16. February 2017 - 10:21 / IDA
Less than half of all jobs are currently filled via the traditional recruitment channels such as job ads and unsolicited applications. Instead, we are using our personal and professional relationships and networks more and more to move up the career ladder. This is the finding of a new population-based survey conducted by Userneeds for IDA.
The survey shows that less than one in two – 48% – landed their last job via a job ad or an unsolicited application.
The others changed job as a result of being headhunted, either by a professional recruitment agency or by being contacted by a company, a former colleague or a friend or acquaintance, urging them to apply for a specific position.
And recruitment will increasingly take place through our network and relationships, believes Juliane Marie Neiiendam, chair of the Council of Employees (Ansattes Råd) of IDA.
“When companies are on the lookout for new employees, they naturally use the recruitment channels that offer them the best selection of candidates for the job. Unless the workplace is subject to a collective agreement stating that vacant positions must be advertised, recruitment is increasingly shifting to closed networks. This can be through family or friends, former colleagues or classmates, or contact can be made via social networks such as LinkedIn,” she says.
“Last year, more than half of IDA members were headhunted via their network. This trend is not unique to our members. It is a trend that holds true for more and more professions in the Danish labour market. Whether you are a carpenter, a nurse or an engineer, the better the network you have, the more offers you are likely to receive regarding new job opportunities,” Neiiendam explains.
|How did you become aware of/find your current job?||Percentage|
|I was actively job seeking, and I found it myself through job ads, job postings on job posting sites or unsolicited application.||48 %|
|I was contacted by the company/an employee and invited to apply.||18 %|
|I was urged to apply for it by a headhunter/recruitment agency, etc.||3 %|
|I was urged to apply for it by someone in my network.||14 %|
|In total||100 %|
Source: Userneeds for IDA, 2,013 replies