New to recruitment in 2014: 5 things you should know

new-to-recruitmentPeople find themselves entering the recruitment industry in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways. It’s surprising how many times I have heard stories of people walking into agencies hoping to register as a candidate and before they know it they’re filling bookings. Some people undergo a horrific mash-up of Dragon’s Den style pitching and stomach-wrenching tasks á la The Apprentice.
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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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Npower cut 1400 jobs

npowerThe North East jobs market is on a roller-coaster. The feel-good factor created by car manufacturer Nissan’s promise of 300 jobs locally has been undermined by energy company Npower, which has announced swingeing job-cuts, most of which fall in the region. Altogether, Npower cut 1400 jobs across the North and Midlands, after a decision to outsource much of its customer service.
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How to deal with the January influx of candidates effectively

influx-2For many, the start of a new year marks a great time to start looking for a fresh start and a new job. You’ll probably find that the number of applicants for any job that you’re posting in January is higher than any other time of the year. Especially if that job was listed from around mid-December when people start.
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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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UK set to be the fastest growing economy in the West for 2014?

economyAccording to the UK Business Confidence Monitor, Britain is set to be the West’s fastest growing economy at the beginning of 2014. The report which is produced by accountants Grant Thornton and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), hit +24 during the third quarter, the highest reading since the second quarter of 2010. The ICAEW now.
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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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5 tips to enhance your mobile recruiting strategy

mobile-recruitingMobile recruitment is more important than ever now that smartphones are more technologically capable and frequently used to surf the internet. People have access to your job boards wherever they may be, but given that mobile recruitment is an entirely different platform, it is important that you consider your recruiting strategy.   First impression Be aware that your mobile recruiting interface may be.
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How to treat your candidates

how-to-treat-candidatesRecruitment is a people industry that is inherently very personal, so it is vital to treat your candidates well. With online recruitment becoming more prominent it is important to not lose sight of the human elements of the job and be aware of how your relationship with the candidate could affect you down the line.   Help your candidate to develop In this.
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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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