Having a strategy in place before you go out to hire can help make the whole process run a lot smoother. So being informed about the latest statistics and trends is key. We’re dedicated to providing you with the insights and tools needed to attract top talent and build your ideal team.

Candidates priorities when job searching.

Salary: While salary remains top for candidates, it’s important to note that recent shifts in the job market have raised the importance of other factors.

Location: The past couple of years have highlighted the impact of location. Candidates are valuing proximity to home, commute times, and overall work-life balance.

Culture: A positive work culture is now a major focus for job seekers. They are looking for workplaces where they feel valued, supported, and aligned with the company’s values.

When writing job adverts, emphasise your company’s culture, perks, and work-life balance policies. Highlighting these aspects can attract candidates who are not just looking for a job but a fulfilling career experience.



This shift underlines the value of looking beyond CVs and considering a candidate’s ability to grow and adapt with your business. Keep an open mind.

During interviews, ask questions that assess a candidate’s potential. Ask about their problem-solving skills, willingness to learn, and adaptability to new situations. Look for candidates who demonstrate a growth mindset and a passion for continuous improvement.



Soft skills have become increasingly valuable in today’s workplace. These skills, such as communication, teamwork, and emotional intelligence, form the foundation of a successful and collaborative team.

When reviewing CVS and conducting interviews, look for examples of how they have effectively communicated, collaborated with others, and handled challenging situations.



Efficiency in hiring is essential. Our average time to hire is just 6 days, compared to the average internal recruiter’s 44*. This means we can quickly connect you with qualified candidates, saving you valuable time and resources.

With our extensive network we can find the perfect match for your team’s needs. Whether you’re seeking a permanent addition or a contract role, we have the talent pool to meet your requirements.



Retaining top talent is crucial. The costs of replacing a single hire can cost over £25k*.

You can trust in the longevity of your new hires when you work with Advantage. Our thorough screening process ensures that candidates not only possess the necessary skills but also align with your cultural values.



Staying informed on the latest recruitment insights is key to attracting and retaining top talent. It’s not just about filling a role; it’s about creating a team that make a difference. Ready to find your next employee? Contact us today.