Category: Features

The social recruiting trends to watch out for in 2014

social-trends-14The coming year looks set to be one of the most challenging that recruiters have faced. The reasons are simple. Firstly, there’s the obvious fact that demand for new hires is picking up across the developed world. Plus with LinkedIn candidates seemingly saturated by the volume of recruiter approaches they’re now receiving, it’s far from clear that this additional demand.
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Blending job boards and social media in your recruitment mix

job-board-spendIf I asked you to summarise the impact of social media on recruitment, what would you say? As of 2014, what has changed compared with how recruiting looked just a few years ago? It’s a really interesting question to ponder – and one that points to new ways you may want to use and combine job boards and social media.
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Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEveryone is familiar with the terror of the job interview. It doesn’t matter which side of the table you’re on, it can be stressful and nerve-wracking. Sometimes people’s reaction to that stress is just mind-boggling. Take the candidate from Sacramento who, in 2012, gave new meaning to the concept of a bad interview by turning up naked and high on methamphetamine.
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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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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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New Year’s RECsolutions – social media

RECsolutions-social-mediaOver the past 12 months, social media has continued to be the big trend in recruitment and much has been written about its power to make recruiter’s lives easier as well as massively extend the pool of talent available to them and their clients. Indeed, according to a recent study by US recruiting technology provider Jobvite, 94% of recruiters use.
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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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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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The recruitment journey – Sourcing candidates

sourcing-candidatesSourcing candidates is probably the most important step in the recruitment process. So, having an effective sourcing methodology is absolutely critical. There are many ways to achieve this, but these are probably the five main strategies: Advertising Make sure you have a presence in relevant industry publications. If you want to source someone with a specific skill set, you need to ensure.
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Recruiting at Christmas

recruiting-at-xmasDecember is a time for eating too much and having fun; it has never been a time for whipping up a recruitment drive. But rather than winding down, it is fast becoming a gold mine for those consummate professionals who choose to keep recruiting at Christmas. And this applies to all types of business. Even though retail powerhouses like Amazon and.
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