All posts written by Steve Warnham

Totaljobs to host Roundtable event on: ‘Attracting Top Talent’

As part of our on-going mission to help employers attract top talent, totaljobs is hosting a roundtable event in Nottingham on 15th November 2017. Recent totaljobs research surveyed 3,000 candidates to understand what they look for at every stage of the recruitment process, from their first look at a job advert, to their first day in a new role. Join us.
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Employers spend less than an hour preparing for job interviews

InterviewAs part of #TheElevatorPitch campaign, totaljobs has conducted extensive research to better understand how candidates and recruiters prepare and what they expect from the interview process. In a survey of 8,600 candidates, and nearly 300 employers, we discovered that 1 in 3 candidates are spending over three hours preparing for each interview they have. As a result, 38%.
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Can taking a full lunch break improve productivity?

A study of 7,135 totaljobs users revealed that despite it being enshrined in law, over half of UK employees never take a full lunch break.  Over two-thirds of respondents told us that the reason for this was simple: they have too much work to do. Initially this seems like great news for employers. It shows commitment, a hard-working ethos, and suggests.
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Totaljobs chosen as Best Job Board at Recruitment Business Awards

Totaljobs has been awarded the title of ‘Best Job Board’ in the UK and Ireland at the Recruitment Business Awards. In their 15th year, the Recruitment Business Awards celebrate excellence in recruitment and acknowledges companies for their outstanding contribution to the industry. Totaljobs was awarded the accolade by a panel of judges including Steve White of Calgary Communications, Chris.
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Recruitment trends: Graduates

GradsAs totaljobs continues to command a greater share of the online recruitment market, our site attracts more candidates, in more areas and more industries than ever before. This allows us greater visibility of industry trends across the UK, which we will continue to share in a series of blogs, reports and whitepapers.   Firstly, when comparing the first half of 2017 with.
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Top tips to keep your team firing on all cylinders

Employee engagementIn a survey of over 4,000 candidates and their employers, we discovered that than 1 in 4 employers are struggling to keep their team engaged at work. So what can you do to keep employees happy, engaged and productive for years to come? Hit the ground running The quest to keep employees engaged begins the moment they join. Research shows that almost a.
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Using your company culture to hire and keep the right people

Company cultureWherever groups of people spend the majority of their time working towards a common goal, habit sets in and shared values and customs will become clear – and in the case of your company culture, it will be starkly obvious to new employees. But what can you do to shape it? And more importantly, wield it as the most compelling and.
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When workplace friendships go wrong and how to react to them as an employer

candidates-declineIn the third part of our Workplace Relationships series we ask: what happens when a friendship turns sour in the workplace? As our second post discussed, the forming of friendships is inevitable, with 83% of employers saying they know of close friendships in their organisation. Most in turn agree, that these relationships offer a huge benefit to company.
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Workplace Friendships vs. Working Relationships

Working relationshipsIn our first post in a series which focuses on relationships in the office, we looked at how a well-defined company culture can be used as a recruitment tool in attracting and hiring the right staff. A key theme throughout, was the positive effects that strong relationships can have on not only company culture, but on productivity and.
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Interview advice: Nick Hewer’s top ten tips for recruiters

Interview advice from Nick HewerAs part of #TheElevatorPitch campaign, recent totaljobs research unearthed a series of issues facing candidates during the interview process. In response to this, totaljobs has offered jobseekers unique interview training to perfect their ‘elevator pitch’, and in doing so have brought in expert adviser Nick Hewer to help candidates and employers alike. He told Recruitment.
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