All posts written by Sam Cooney

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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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 deal with demanding clients and unreliable candidates

how to deal with demanding clients and unreliable candidatesAs a recruiter you are often the go-between for clients and candidates and as such you are reliant on both parties. Being reliant on both sides being in agreement with each other can mean there’s double the risk, especially if negotiations need to be made. Essentially your fate is in the hands of others so you have to take every precaution.
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What recruitment can learn from The Wolf of Wall Street

what can recruiters learn from the wolf of wall streetDrilling home the importance of the sale and flaunting the luxuries afforded by success, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is bound to have revved up recruiters in the audience and had them itching to make a placement – but is the ‘wolf’ really a figure that you should aspire to be? Here’s what you can learn from the Wolf.
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10 essential phone screening questions

telephone-questionsPhone screening is a type of pre-interview that allows you to identify the basic needs of your candidate. Although you should have a set of questions that you ask all interviewees as not to discriminate, the process should be less formal than a face-to-face interview. Looking for consistency between the candidate and their CV, it is here that you want to.
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Google+ as a recruiting tool

google+Relatively new to the field of social media, Google+ has quickly grown in the three years since its conception: developing and refining features in an effort to compete with established competitors. After their initial launch Google+ became the fastest growing network, adding 10million users each month. Statistics now show over 1billion registered users, making them second only to Facebook – although.
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My first interview – recruiter edition

firs-interviewIt is not only the candidate who needs to be prepared for an interview – recruiters have to know both what they want from a candidate and how they are going to get it. Interviewing is a technique that needs to be developed and refined – changing to suit the candidate and uncover information that may not lie on the surface. We.
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Creative recruitment

creative-recruitmentThere is no reason why recruitment should be limited to tradition. Creative forms of content can be used to engage an audience of prospective candidates whilst reflecting the values and image of a particular company. As technology enables more dynamic content, making it that much easier to create and access, there is no reason why recruiting can’t incorporate a style that.
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New to recruitment in 2014: 5 things you should know

new-to-recruitmentPeople find themselves entering the recruitment industry in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways. It’s surprising how many times I have heard stories of people walking into agencies hoping to register as a candidate and before they know it they’re filling bookings. Some people undergo a horrific mash-up of Dragon’s Den style pitching and stomach-wrenching tasks á la The Apprentice.
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5 tips to enhance your mobile recruiting strategy

mobile-recruitingMobile recruitment is more important than ever now that smartphones are more technologically capable and frequently used to surf the internet. People have access to your job boards wherever they may be, but given that mobile recruitment is an entirely different platform, it is important that you consider your recruiting strategy.   First impression Be aware that your mobile recruiting interface may be.
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