Textkernel’s labour market intelligence tool expands into Ireland

Textkernel is proud to announce the expansion of its renowned labour market intelligence tool, Jobfeed, to Ireland. With its mix of old and new sectors and growing tech industries, the Irish labour market offers both opportunities and challenges. Jobfeed offers indispensable insights into the Irish labour market that will empower staffing agencies and commercial organisations to make data-driven talent and recruitment decisions.

In a landscape as diverse and dynamic as Ireland, Jobfeed equips organisations to understand and analyse the labour market to navigate changes, unlock opportunities, and connect people and jobs better.

Exploring the Irish Labour Market with Jobfeed

The Irish job market is as diverse as it is dynamic, reflecting a blend of longstanding industries and emerging sectors. Let’s explore the key trends and insights that Jobfeed has uncovered.

Support Worker Popularity: In both the UK and Ireland, Support Workers are the most sought-after profession. Notably, Ireland offers a lucrative edge, with Support Workers earning almost more than 20% more, with an average salary of €35,000 annually.

Dublin’s Job Density: Dublin stands as Ireland’s employment hub, contributing a substantial 38% of all job offerings. This urban-centric trend echoes global patterns, exemplified in cities like Auckland, New Zealand.

Language Dynamics: While English, German, and French are dominant in job listings, there’s an increasing demand for Irish Gaelic, reflecting Ireland’s deep-seated cultural heritage.

Stay Ahead of Labour Market Dynamics with Textkernel’s Labour Market Intelligence:

The Perfect Solution for Staffing Agencies

Jobfeed equips staffing agencies, both local and international, with real-time, deduplicated, and searchable data on the latest jobs in the market. Monitor the ads placed by potential or existing customers and competitors, and glean crucial insights into ongoing market trends.

The Perfect Solution for HR Teams

Jobfeed Ireland ensures effortless navigation through the Irish labour market for HR teams. With real-time data and insights, HR professionals can make informed decisions, refine recruitment strategies, and consistently remain a step ahead in the rapidly evolving talent acquisition space.

Why Opt for Jobfeed Ireland?

Jobfeed Ireland stands as more than an analytical tool — it’s your strategic ally in charting the vibrant Irish labour market. As we embark on this exciting journey, we invite you to discover all the great possibilities and benefits that Jobfeed Ireland has to offer.

Elevate your recruitment strategy with Jobfeed Ireland today.

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The UK’s recruitment arena is undergoing rapid transformation. A widening skills gap, fierce competition for top-tier talent, and evolving workforce dynamics are reshaping the talent acquisition landscape. With the complexities of recruitment in the UK, merely having insights isn’t enough. The real game-changer lies in your capability to transform data and insights into actionable strategies.

Recently Grant Telfer, our Sales Director for UK&I, was invited by Matt Alder as a guest on The Recruiting Future Podcast. He shared valuable insights into data-driven recruitment decisions in today’s talent landscape. By harnessing data insights, UK businesses can fine-tune their recruitment strategies and make well-informed decisions to secure the right talent match.

Let’s take a closer look at the topic of data-driven recruitment and what it means for organisations trying to find and hire talent in the UK.

The Current State of Recruitment in the UK

The UK’s recruitment landscape is more than a reflection of global challenges; it’s a distinct ecosystem shaped by its own set of unique challenges and nuances. Some of the pressing issues impacting the UK include:

“Hiring is and remains business critical. It has to be right up front and centre in terms of organisations and their goals. And people are saying it’s difficult…” Grant explains, and according to recent research by Josh Bersin, more than 80% of the companies they’ve talked with worry about not being able to hire the right people.

The Right Data Helps Make Better Recruitment Decisions

After speaking to leaders in recruitment, Grant noticed that they are constantly asking ”Have we got the right data? Have we got enough data?…but people have mountains of data and they’re finding it really hard to consume.”  

Data, and extracting the right insights from the data, emerges as a pivotal tool in navigating these challenges, offering clarity on market trends and guiding proactive strategising.

Here’s why: 

It’s very clear that that data really sits at the centre. It’s perhaps also clear, though, that despite all of these sources of data, employers are struggling to make data-based decisions,Matt Alder explains.

Smarter Data-Based Decision Making: Harnessing AI & Data

In the UK recruiting landscape, two pivotal factors are on the rise: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data. While their potential is widely understood, the main challenge lies in effectively leveraging and applying them.

AI in Recruitment: AI isn’t a distant concept; it’s very much shaping today’s recruitment strategies in the UK. Its strength isn’t only in automating processes but in enhancing precision and more accurate matching capabilities. AI-powered tools can offer insights beyond human capacity, ensuring a more accurate match between candidates and roles. Moreover, AI promises an unbiased recruitment process, minimising inherent biases that may skew decisions.

54% of employers believe AI technologies will have a positive impact, according to a recent survey done by Experis and ManpowerGroup.

Using Data Effectively: The right data, when used in conjunction with AI, holds significant value. Having large volumes of data is not the end goal, but rather, it’s about understanding and applying this data effectively. This involves more than just gathering insights; it’s about using those insights to shape your recruitment strategies. This allows you to understand the market, forecast future job needs, grasp what candidates want, and adapt your recruitment strategy to meet these requirements.

Together, AI and data provide a blueprint for recruitment success. For UK organisations, this means a more streamlined hiring process, reduced recruitment costs, and securing talent that aligns with organisational objectives.

Preparing for a Data-Driven Future in the UK

The future of recruitment in the UK is deeply anchored in data. To navigate this, the first step is foundational: understand and know your data. Grant Telfer emphasises the significance of knowing not just where the data is but also understanding the specific data you need to harness. 

Grant further elaborates on the transformative potential of data in recruitment:

“Use [data] to analyse what’s going on in the market. Make placements more quickly and then automate the process around it.”

Automation, however, shouldn’t just be for the sake of technological advancement. The goal is twofold: to streamline the recruiter’s workflow, enhancing their day-to-day experience, and to simplify the process for candidates. By making things easier for both recruiters and candidates, businesses can ensure a more efficient and user-friendly recruitment process.

By prioritising data-driven insights and ensuring their teams have the tools and training to leverage them, UK businesses are poised to overcome current recruitment challenges and thrive in the future landscape.

Dive Deeper into Data-Driven Recruitment

Inspired by the insights shared in this article? Take the next step in your data-driven recruitment journey. Listen to the full episode with Grant Telfer on The Recruiting Future Podcast to uncover more strategies and expert opinions. 

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