Barometer results reveal good news in the jobs market

Barometer results 2014 Our latest barometer results are in and have revealed good news for recruiters as a number of industries in a range of UK locations have seen a rise in the number of both jobs and applications. Our barometer analyses the behaviour of 5.9 million British jobseekers and 5,000 recruiters, and has found that competition amongst jobseekers is particularly rising, with the.
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Recruiting for the public sector

public_sector_videoThe latest Totaljobs public sector report, Recruiting for today’s public sector, looks at the issues facing the UK’s biggest employment area in light of the recession and the spending cuts. Here, Public sector director Kathryn Adam talks about the highlights of the report, which can be downloaded at http://response.totaljobs.com/recruiting-for-todays-public-sector. .
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Barometer results reveal good news in the jobs market

Barometer results 2014Our latest barometer results are in and have revealed good news for recruiters as a number of industries in a range of UK locations have seen a rise in the number of both jobs and applications. Our barometer analyses the behaviour of 5.9 million British jobseekers and 5,000 recruiters, and has found that competition amongst jobseekers is particularly rising, with the.
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How to avoid lying in interviews

how to avoid lying in interviewsWe’re always stressing the importance of honesty to jobseekers, especially when it comes to their CVs and interviews. But how often do recruiters stray into the world of embellishment and exaggeration in order to secure that perfect person for a role? Withholding information regarding a job or misrepresenting responsibilities and expectations will damage your reputation and lose candidates’ trust. It’s a.
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What do you mean candidate experience?

candidate experienceCandidate experience remains one of the most vital elements of recruitment that can directly affect the brand of the company. Its importance is stressed constantly, but what does it actually mean? We explain what candidate experience is and how you can improve it. What is it? Candidate experience includes any and all interaction between your company and the candidate. It begins from the moment.
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What the social recruiting gurus aren’t telling you

what social media gurus arent telling youDo you remember back when job boards first came onto the scene? If you were in recruiting back then, I bet you can recall how people said this would be the end of recruitment agencies. Why would any company hire via a third party when they could choose instead to go direct? Of course we all know how that story unfolded.
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5 ways to reduce your cost per hire

5 ways to reduce your cost per hireHappily the economy is perking up, but cash-stretched employers are still keeping a tight rein on recruitment budgets. As employment starts to recover, they are increasingly seeking the services of expert recruiters who can secure talented workers to take their business forward. However, they also expect these great results at a cost-effective price. As a recruiter, you need to make.
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Social recruiting: Act now or forever play catch-up

social recruitingIn this series I’ve walked you through how to get recruiting results faster on social media. We’ve also looked at what you can do to attract candidate interest far more effectively on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. But there’s one thing I’ve omitted – and that’s the urgency with which you.
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Top 5 recruiter mistakes

recruiter mistakesThere is a lot of pressure on candidates to always put their best foot forward. Just do a quick search and you’ll find lots of tips aimed at jobseekers explaining how to succeed in interviews and giving advice for dealing with those silly mistakes that hurt employment prospects. But recruiters have just as much responsibility when it comes to interviews. But.
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The benefits of applicant tracking systems

ATSWe all know how expensive it can be to recruit the right candidate, as it’s both resource-heavy and time-consuming. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), while far from new, are getting more sophisticated and becoming an increasingly important tool in the move towards simplifying the recruitment process and is useful for both recruiter and jobseeker. How does an ATS help the recruitment process? From.
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Is social recruiting like online dating?

is online recruitment like online datingOnline interaction is a relatively new concept that has started to bleed into all aspects of life. When it comes to recruitment, searching around for the perfect match can start to feel like online dating. At least some parts of it anyway – for example the endless trawling through prospective candidates in order to find a match. Here are some words.
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How to find and engage with influencers in your recruiting niche

how to find infulencersWhenever I’m helping a client who’s new to social media, I’m always careful to ensure that expectations are properly managed. The truth is it takes time to build up a sizeable and engaged following on social media. Having said this, finding and engaging with influencers in your recruiting niche is one of the most proven methods of accelerating the results you.
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