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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News burst: 23 November 2012

Recruitment freeze at the FT The Financial Times (FT) has imposed a recruitment freeze in a run up to Christmas in a bid to control costs in an increasingly tough advertising market. In an internal email sent by FT chief executive John Ridding and seen by MediaGuardian, titled ‘cost control/profit protection’ he outlined strict measures. These included a.
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Working parents: can they actually afford to work?

Today’s working parents in the UK are caught in a worrying spiral of increasing childcare costs and failing family incomes. According to a recent article written by Childcare Minister, Liz Truss MP, in the Telegraph, “high childcare costs are putting British mothers off going out to work”. The article points to figures from Eurostat, which produces detailed statistics on.
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Is it really grim up North?

While some regions in the UK were encouraged by unemployment figures rising by 50,000 in three months, there were wasn’t much optimism in the North, which continues to have the highest unemployment in the country. Trade union Unison’s general secretary, Dave Prentis, pointed out the bigger economic picture shows that any talk of growth is premature. In areas such as Yorkshire and Humberside,.
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