The people you just don’t want to work with

People you wouldn't want to work withRecruitment professionals sometimes get a bad reputation, and while the vast majority of recruitment professionals are dedicated and genuine people who want to do the best for their clients, there’s a small majority that ruin it for everyone. To set the scene here, let’s look at some of the really bad habits that recruitment professionals get into… 1. Setting the wrong.
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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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News Burst: 9 January 2013

Redundancy notice period halved to 45 days Employment relations minister Jo Swinson has announced plans to reduce the 90 day minimum period before very large scale redundancies can take place to 45 days.  Swinson also announced plans to legislate to make clear that fixed term contracts which have reached the end of their natural life are excluded from obligations.
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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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Using Twitter for recruitment

Using Twitter in recruitmentOf all the social networks (apart from Google Plus, that is!) Twitter still proves to be the one that seems to bamboozle and scare recruiters. It may look a mad place to be because of the sheer volume of people and billions of tweets every day, but for recruiters this social network is a ‘must-use’ platform. Let me explain why. Twitter.
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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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News burst: 5 December 2012

Steel firm job losses round off a month of ‘carnage’ in the UK job market The announcement earlier this month that saw 900 job losses at Tata Steel rounds off a month of ‘jobs carnage’ across the UK economy, which has seen a series of employers make announcements that have put approximately 20,000 jobs at risk. The past month has seen: 900 jobs.
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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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