Category: Opinion

Mobile recruiting

The possibilities for mobile recruitment are endless, and though exciting, I’m unsure that the majority of businesses have completely caught on to the needs of the new generation. I recently had my own wake up call at a college event, where I was asked to support and sit in on a Dragon’s Den style panel to scrutinise and determine the best.
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Social Media – Do it properly!

As I may have mentioned in previous blogs, I love social media and how it has changed the game in modern recruitment. I love how accessible it makes candidates to recruiters and vice-versa, but beware, get social media wrong and you run the risk doing a huge amount of damage to your brand. The problem for any recruiter, especially one in-house,.
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‘Unconscious Bias’ in recruitment

You’re biased. And I am too. In fact, everyone is biased. You’re not a human being if you don’t naturally ‘pre-judge’ in some way. So it’s hardly surprising that ‘Unconscious Bias’ and how it can affect the recruitment process is becoming an increasingly important issue. If you think this is something of an overstatement, then consider this: how many recruiters in.
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The five essential elements of candidate control

We often hear talk about “candidate control” but what does it really mean? Obviously you can’t actually “control” candidates.  We’ll always have to work with irrational candidates and clients who refuse to allow a perfectly good match to take place. Nevertheless, if you want to get a successful placement these are the skills you will need:   1. Total clarity on your.
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Should you ask wacky interview questions?

Wacky questionsThe subject of asking unusual or wacky questions in interviews has garnered mixed views among recruiters – many of you regarding them as a waste of time and a sure-fire way of disrupting the focus of a potentially successful hire. But surely there is a need to mix it up a bit and deviate from the manufactured questions that you feel.
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10 recruitment resolutions for 2013

So what are our New Year’s resolutions for 2013? Well I know that from speaking with my clients, their top priorities for next year are reducing cost per hire, taking more control of their employer brand and improving internal processes. This all amounts to employers developing their own direct hiring strategies and reducing their reliance on recruitment agencies. So what.
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How to be successful in recruitment

expert answers with greg savageThe biggest cause of placements going wrong is the recruiter making assumptions. Assumptions that are flawed. Information is what drives success in recruitment. And that is why our industry will never die. Because the craft of managing the process still determines whether a candidates is offered and, crucially, accepts a job. Successful recruitment is not all about ‘sourcing’. It is.
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A response to gender balanced boards

Gender balanced boardsLast month the European Commission decided to significantly dilute plans for legally binding gender quotas. It’s been greeted by a fairly mixed response. And I’m not surprised. There are probably only very few ways to increase the number of women on boards – and at first glance the ‘quota’ appears a common sense approach. But I think it could be the.
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Promoting your recruitment brand

The founder of Careercake.TV, Aimee Bateman has spent a decade working for some of the world’s largest recruitment companies. Here’s her guide to building an engaging recruitment brand. 1. About us If you want people to really engage with you, then you should tell them your story. I’m not really impacted by the fact that you set up in 1982 and that.
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What came ‘in’ and what went ‘out’ in 2012?

The MD of Ingenium People and prolific HR opinion former, Alastair Cartwright, analyses present and future trends. It’s a scary thought, but it’s already time to review 2012. And what a year it’s been. Following successive recessionary quarters, the Olympics kick started a wave of positive and the green shoots appear to be sprouting. HR actually expanded in the UK workplace,.
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