Category: Features

Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEvery recruiter has one. The ‘I can’t believe they said that, can’t believe they did that’ litany of candidates from hell. In retrospect, such tales are often amusing, but such incidents also happen to be time-wasting and heart-sinking. That quality resume´ seemed worth asking a candidate in for an interview but face-to-face, they let themselves – and you – down. Yet.
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Do you have to be an extrovert to be a good recruiter?

do you have to be an extrovert to be a good recruiter The recruitment industry has long-since carried an image of extroversion –typically associated with a confident and forward character in the sourcing of candidates to the preparations for interviews. As technology develops and becomes increasingly ubiquitous it seems to be affecting this focus, as recruiters are no longer required to be as characteristically outgoing. Alternative methods of sourcing candidates have arisen that.
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Keep your candidates happy after placement

keeping candidates happy after placementAs all recruiters know, that glorious moment of confirming a candidate’s placement is not the end of the road. Unfortunately (and usually very frustratingly) things can go wrong after this point. You need to ensure both your client and candidate are happy, and remain so after the placement. You might imagine that as far as candidates are concerned, surely they’re just.
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How to replace unsuitable candidates

How to replace unsuitable candidatesWe’ve all been there. With the best will in the world, you place a candidate that either the client is unhappy with, or they themselves are unhappy with the placement and all you can do is replace them. Even with the best intentions, the most thorough gathering of information, the most rigorous of checks, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. But.
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Sector focus: Customer service part 2

Customer serviceIn our previous post, we explained how the job market in the customer service industry is doing. In part two of our sector focus, it’s time to look at some of the news stories that impacted on the industry. The good news Many companies have been on a recruitment drive this year and lots of customer service employees have been employed across.
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Sector focus: Customer services

Customer service sector focusEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re giving you a snapshot on the customer services industry. Customer services job market Things are looking good for the customer services industry at the moment, as.
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Recruiter Soapbox: Zero hours contracts

John-LeesAccording to the CIPD, about 1 million UK workers are on zero hours contracts. Are they fair? They might strike you as an odd feature of today’s marketplace, apparently subverting a century of employee protection by allowing employers to turn the pay tap on or off at a whim. Critics claim they offer a very one-sided deal – giving employers.
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Sector focus: Secretarial Part 2

Secretarial sector focusEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re focusing on the secretarial industry. In part 1 we analysed how the secretarial industry was doing in the jobs market. In this second.
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Sector focus: Secretarial

Secretarial sectorEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re giving you a snapshot on the secretarial industry, which year-on-year has gone from strength to strength. Secretarial jobs market The secretarial and PA sector has grown.
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Recruiter Soap Box: Are young British workers slacking?

SundbergIn case you missed it, renowned television chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver, recently interviewed for the Good Housekeeping Magazine, said the following about the lack of work ethic from young British workers in his kitchens: ‘British kids particularly, I have never seen anything so wet behind the ears. I have mummies phoning up for 23-year-olds saying to me, “My son is too.
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