All posts written by Amy Davies

5 reasons why candidates decline your job offer

candidates-declineBy the time you get to the end of the job application process and offer the position, a significant part of the crucial work has already been done. You’ll want to make sure that the chances of closing the deal are high so that you get your fee and/or the correct candidate. It can be incredibly frustrating to spend time, money.
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Dos and don’ts of employee referral schemes

employee-referralEmployee referral schemes are a great way to reach out to the network of those you already employ, and can save you a bundle on recruitment agency fees. Better still, you’re likely to get someone who is a good fit with the company and can hit the ground running. With a personal recommendation from one of your trusted employees, you’re less.
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How to deal with the January influx of candidates effectively

influx-2For many, the start of a new year marks a great time to start looking for a fresh start and a new job. You’ll probably find that the number of applicants for any job that you’re posting in January is higher than any other time of the year. Especially if that job was listed from around mid-December when people start.
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5 ways you can keep your clients happy

keeping-clients-happyAs a specialised recruiter, your job is to make sure that whoever you’re working for is completely happy, otherwise you may not get employed again. Many people who employ recruiters don’t have the facilities within their own team or organisation that you can provide, but as an outsider, it can be difficult to really fit in with what they’re trying to.
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The pros and cons of the video CV

video-cvIn a saturated job market, making your CV stand out from the crowd can be incredibly difficult. The video cover letter is becoming increasingly common, but there’s a very fine line to straddle between a cringeworthy effort and one that will snare you a dream job. Depending on the employer, and depending on the job, the video CV can be a.
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When is it OK to go with your gut when recruiting?

go-with-gutGenerally speaking, it’s a good idea to leave emotions and feelings out of the recruitment process, but there are instances when trusting your gut instinct can pay off and lead to a good hire. If you’re recruiting and have three potential employees who fare very similarly – let’s say they have a similar educational background, experience and even are closely matched.
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The right job title

right-job-titleChoosing the right job title has far reaching implications from the job advert to how well the employee performs in their role. There’s thousands of jobs out there which are very similar in nature, but have wildly different names. Think about for instance the difference between administrative assistant and secretary – two very similar jobs, but perhaps with different connotations. It can.
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The hardest jobs to recruit

The-hardest-jobs-to-recruitWith lots of candidates seemingly applying for every job opportunity, you wouldn’t think there would be so many jobs that are difficult to recruit. But you might be surprised at why some positions are so difficult to fill, especially as some of them seem so common. Here are five of the hardest jobs to recruit for at the moment.   Management / Executives In.
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Area focus: Wales pt. 2

welsh-valleyPart 1 of this area focus was based on the challenging, but generally upbeat state of the Wales region in comparison with the rest of the UK. We found that although unemployment had increased slightly in the past year, and there had been some significant job losses, new opportunities were also being created. The Office of National Statistics reveals that like.
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Area focus: Wales pt. 1

Swansea-MarinaAs the jobs market across the whole of the UK struggles to pick up pace, Wales is one region of the UK that also has a fair share of problems. Although it’s not quite as problematic as other areas in the UK, such as the West Midlands and North East that have consistently high unemployment rates, overall it’s doing slightly worse.
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