Internships

The competitive jobs market and economic depression has led to an increasing number of young jobseekers applying for unpaid internships, which has repercussions for the recruitment industry. Certainly, employers who advertise such vacancies could soon be in breach of the law. With no clear guidance from Government, concerns have been aired in the media about the treatment of interns. In response,.
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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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A guide to online recruitment

Thanks to the internet, the recruitment industry is changing for both the recruiter and the candidate. Because many people are now turning to the internet instead of trawling the streets and newspapers looking for vacancies, online recruitment is becoming a popular option, especially if the vacancy needs to be filled quickly. As well as making job hunting easier, this online boom.
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Expert answers: your questions needed for Matt Alder

Experts predict that within 18 months the amount of mobile web traffic will be greater than traditional desktop Internet access. This creates new challenges for recruitment and talent acquisition as candidates go “mobile first” when it comes to their job searches. Matt Alder of MetaShift is an expert in this emerging field. Post your mobile internet recruitment questions to Matt in.
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Phillip Hodson explains how to enter ‘the zone’

Getting the most out of an interview requires you to have a focused mind and a clear understanding of what you wish to achieve during the process. During the hiring stage, in order to perform at peak level, it is a good idea to clear your thoughts and use breathing techniques beforehand to refocus and enter ‘the zone’. Psychology expert Phillip.
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Five signs your new recruiter is going to be a dud!

It’s a new year and many recruitment companies will be adding staff in anticipation of better times ahead. Good recruiters are hard to find, in the UK and all over the world in fact. So inevitability, recruitment firms (and corporates too, I imagine) will relax their criteria, maybe train more newbies into the industry, and that is no bad thing. But the.
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Phillip Hodson talks smiling in interviews

Interviews can create an anxious situation for some candidates, so acting insincere or disinterested can disrupt the interviewee further and spoil their chance to show off their potential – plus they probably won’t want to work for you if you come across as a shady character! It is important to understand how to interview in a manner that allows the interviewee.
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Candidates gone wild

I was once approached by a lady who asked if I employed men, intrigued by the question I admitted that we did and questioned her on whether it would be a problem. She said it was as she had become involved in a relationship with a previous colleague that had turned sour. I asked if she thought she would inevitably end.
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How jobseekers find a job around the world

When Totaljobs linked up with The Network as a recruitment partner 10 years ago, nobody could have predicted that it would prove such a successful collaboration. In fact, we complement each other perfectly. The Network provides a global recruitment reach that uses local market expertise from companies such as Totaljobs – which as you know has a crack.
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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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