All posts written by Rosalind Mullen

Recruiting basics: Old vs the new

old-vs-newTransport yourself back to a time when eager young recruitment professionals spent hours trawling through piles of CVs and narrowing down candidates in face-to-face interviews. It may sound prehistoric to some of you, but this was the recruiting basics only a few years ago. Let’s face it, the industry has been moving fast and today’s high-fliers are out-geeking teenagers with the amount.
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The five qualities of the perfect recruiter

perfect-recruiter1Whether you’re new to recruitment or more experienced, it’s always worth setting aside time on a regular basis to assess how you can go beyond your job remit to make your career prospects perkier. One of the niftiest ways of achieving success is to emulate the professional habits of high-fliers. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top five habits.
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Strongest graduate jobs market in 2014

graduatesThere’s a collective sigh of relief as this year’s crop of university talent are tipped to have the strongest graduate jobs market in 2014 since the economic crisis took hold. New findings from High Fliers Research claim some of the UK’s biggest employers including Google, British Airways, John Lewis, the police and the civil service plan to recruit a total of.
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New Year’s RECsolutions – shaking bad recruitment habits

bad-recruitment-habitsHello 2014… It’s a brand new year… the economy is slowly moving, jobseekers are on the increase and for the on-the-ball recruiter everything is up for grabs. Take note, that as business gets perkier, there’ll be no room for bad recruitment habits or lazy consultants who cut corners. The good news is that if you sharpen up your act now, you’ll.
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Npower cut 1400 jobs

npowerThe North East jobs market is on a roller-coaster. The feel-good factor created by car manufacturer Nissan’s promise of 300 jobs locally has been undermined by energy company Npower, which has announced swingeing job-cuts, most of which fall in the region. Altogether, Npower cut 1400 jobs across the North and Midlands, after a decision to outsource much of its customer service.
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New Year’s RECsolutions – traditional recruitment

Recsolutions-traditionOnline recruitment methods are fast, efficient and here to stay – all of which is welcome. No-one can deny that the Internet has made every recruiter’s job easier. Nowadays, you can check out candidates on social media sites such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, or source them via LinkedIn. If you’re really geeky, you can even assess job-seekers via emailed psychometric.
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Maintaining client and candidate relationships

maintaining-client-relationshipsOk, so the appointment has been made. You’ve used all your skills, resources and contacts to find the perfect recruit for your client. Both sides are happy. Job done? Well, not quite… In fact, arguably it’ll never be done if you want to be a razor-sharp recruiter as the best results come about through developing and maintaining client and candidate relationships. In the.
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Job hunting hits two-year high

london-job-huntingIndications are that the jobs market is perking up. Hot on the heels of headlines proclaiming that unemployment has dropped to the three-year low of 7.6%, is news that job hunting has hit a two-year high. In short, one in four workers are scouring around for a new role, according to the report by HR body the CIPD, in partnership with.
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Matching client with candidate

matching-candidatesExperience proves that nothing good can come out of shoe-horning the wrong candidate into the wrong company simply to fill a vacancy. Apart from wasting everyone’s time and the employer’s money, it usually results in both the jobseeker and the client quitting your books. So why do it? Well, probably because it’s a lot easier than putting in the extra work.
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5 tips to building a solid talent pool

talent-poolIf you’ve found yourself wasting countless hours and resources in a bid to recruit for a key role, you’re not alone. No recruiter can guarantee that a top candidate will be on the hunt for a job when a great vacancy comes up – or vice-versa. That’s why the most successful recruiters invest time and energy in drawing up a list.
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