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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Google+ as a recruiting tool

google+Relatively new to the field of social media, Google+ has quickly grown in the three years since its conception: developing and refining features in an effort to compete with established competitors. After their initial launch Google+ became the fastest growing network, adding 10million users each month. Statistics now show over 1billion registered users, making them second only to Facebook – although.
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The path from agency to in-house recruiter

agency-in-house-2If you love recruitment you may be tempted to follow the path from agency to in-house recruiter. Although most HR generalists recruit, some organisations find it makes commercial sense to bring expert recruitment skills in-house. It’s a well-beaten path; if you are employed as an agency consultant you work closely with HR departments who will quite naturally spot you for new.
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Business confidence at record high

business-confidenceWhile large swathes of the country were under water a couple of weeks ago, it’s not dampening business confidence according to the accountancy industry body the ICAEW. A survey for the association, produced by accounting giant Grant Thornton, found that business confidence has now increased for six quarters in a row. This is echoed by reports from fellow accountants BDO. It’s.
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Top 10 tips for recruiting the right people

recruiting-top-10Ok, this is harsh, but realistically your career depends on whether you can put the right recruits into the right job. If you keep getting it wrong, you’ll lose the confidence of your clients and the knock-on effect will be that your pool of candidates will trickle away. Happily, there are numerous ways that you can ensure you are recruiting the.
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5 top hiring technologies in 2014

top-techRecruitment is becoming led by technology, and this means that new tools are emerging all the time that empower hiring functions. Recruiters need to move with the time, but often keeping pace with an industry that is going through a technological revolution is far from easy… so we’ve picked out five new hiring technologies in 2014 that could well transform.
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The UK unemployment rate drops again

unemployment-rateWith the UK unemployment rate dropping quickly to 7.1%, in the three months to November 2013, there is a strong case for optimism in the jobs market. Roughly 30.15 million people are now in work, an increase of 280,000 in the last quarter – the biggest increase since records began in the 1970s. As we went to press, however, this month’s.
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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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Why you shouldn’t burn bridges in recruitment

burning-bridgesWhen John Donne remarked that no man was an island, he couldn’t have dreamed how apt that would be some 500 years later. In our hyper-connected world where anything you say can, and will, be used against you on the internet, the way we conduct ourselves professionally has become more important than ever. This can be also be applied to.
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The DO’s and DON’TS when approaching passive candidates

passive-candidatesSometimes the best people you employ aren’t necessarily the ones that are actively looking for a job. Known in the trade as “passive” candidates, these professionals may seem happy in their jobs, but are sometimes willing to consider a more attractive offer. The big difference between them and active job seekers, of course, is that they can be much more.
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