All posts written by Steve Warnham

Only the brave will win #RADS2018

As headline sponsor we are delighted to congratulate the shortlisted nominees for the RAD awards 2018. With just a few months until the big awards ceremony, where we will celebrate the best in recruitment communication, the judges have whittled down the nominees to the shortlists below. With 17 categories ranging from diversity and inclusion, to out of home advertising.
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The case for Returnships

With a skills shortage facing the UK, many companies have found that they are lacking the skills and experience they need to thrive. Totaljobs has been looking at potential techniques that business can use to tackle the skills shortage, and one stand-out option is: Returnships. That’s not a typo – and if you haven’t heard of a Returnship, you’re not alone.
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Interview questions you can’t afford to ignore

InterviewYou’ve advertised your job and drawn up your shortlist of candidates, but you can’t go by CV alone – it’s time for the interview. As part of #TheElevatorPitch campaign, we immersed ourselves into the interview process, asking what candidates and recruiters expect – and how can we make interviews smoother for all parties. Positively, we discovered.
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Totaljobs’ reaction to Autumn Budget 2017

budgetWe asked David Clift, Human Resources Director at totaljobs what businesses can glean from Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s 2017 Autumn Budget: “The focus on skills came across loud and clear in today’s budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond’s assessment that ‘backing skills is key to unlocking growth nationally’ recognises the need to bridge a skills gap, and invest in areas outside of London.  “The move.
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What to look out for when shortlisting candidates for interview

FIlter CVsThe average job advertised on totaljobs receives 20 applications from qualified candidates, driven to relevant jobs by a clever traffic strategy and advanced search and match technology. While deciding where to advertise, we know that the number of applications you can expect to receive is often a deciding factor, but sometimes it’s hard to remember what this actually means. 20 applications means.
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Totaljobs study reveals that UK job adverts carry unconscious gender bias.

With diversity and the gender-pay gap a key focus of many UK organisations, we have conducted extensive research into how the language of a job ad could impact on diversity. Using previous academic research from The University of Waterloo and Duke University which outlined a series of male and female gender-coded words, we analysed 76,929 job adverts over a six week.
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The rise of the gig economy: Employers and jobseekers call for more workers’ rights

A recent totaljobs study has revealed that employers and jobseekers are united in calling for greater protection to be given to those who work in the gig economy. The study of nearly 5,000 jobseekers and over 100 employers has revealed that 90% of employers and jobseekers believe that more regulations are needed to protect the rights of gig workers. This comes.
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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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