Recruitment jobs: old and new

Recruitment jobs old and newIt’s been more than 100 years since the first recruitment agency opened in the UK. In that time the industry has changed massively, but the basic need to find or advertise a job has remained the same. We take a look at how the digital age and other factors have impacted the hiring process. Social media matters Gone are the days when.
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A day in the life of an entry-level employee

A day in the life of an entry level employeeIt’s hard to know what to expect when you enter the workplace for the first time. Some people expect to hit the ground running with responsibility for their own projects, while others resign themselves to getting the teas in. We talk to Georgia Traher, 23, a recent graduate in Creative Writing from Bath University, to find out more about her.
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How to recruit seasonal staff

how to recruit seasonal staffSeasonal highs like Christmas are key trading periods for a wide range of sectors, from retail to restaurants. So to cope with the increased demand, many companies recruit thousands of seasonal workers. Of course, it’s not just seasonal fluctuations that can cause businesses to up their staffing level, major events can have a huge effect on the local.
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AGR awards competition winner

photo competitionAt this year’s AGR awards, the Totaljobs team decided to get into the 60’s spirit, and we wanted you to join in too! So we brought down some Beatles inspired 60’s props to the awards evening, including silly wigs, oversized glasses and (of course) inflatable guitars, and asked you to pose for a photo or send a selfie for our competition.The.
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AGR conference and awards photos

AGR main pictureThis year the annual AGR recruitment conference took place in Liverpool, and loads of you turned up to this amazing event. During the day recruiters were treated to a range of talks and keynote sessions from industry experts, as well as having the chance to network and generally mingle with other people in the recruitment industry. Here are some pictures from.
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Barometer results reveal good news in the jobs market

Barometer results 2014Our latest barometer results are in and have revealed good news for recruiters as a number of industries in a range of UK locations have seen a rise in the number of both jobs and applications. Our barometer analyses the behaviour of 5.9 million British jobseekers and 5,000 recruiters, and has found that competition amongst jobseekers is particularly rising, with the.
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How to avoid lying in interviews

how to avoid lying in interviewsWe’re always stressing the importance of honesty to jobseekers, especially when it comes to their CVs and interviews. But how often do recruiters stray into the world of embellishment and exaggeration in order to secure that perfect person for a role? Withholding information regarding a job or misrepresenting responsibilities and expectations will damage your reputation and lose candidates’ trust. It’s a.
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What do you mean candidate experience?

candidate experienceCandidate experience remains one of the most vital elements of recruitment that can directly affect the brand of the company. Its importance is stressed constantly, but what does it actually mean? We explain what candidate experience is and how you can improve it. What is it? Candidate experience includes any and all interaction between your company and the candidate. It begins from the moment.
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What the social recruiting gurus aren’t telling you

what social media gurus arent telling youDo you remember back when job boards first came onto the scene? If you were in recruiting back then, I bet you can recall how people said this would be the end of recruitment agencies. Why would any company hire via a third party when they could choose instead to go direct? Of course we all know how that story unfolded.
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5 ways to reduce your cost per hire

5 ways to reduce your cost per hireHappily the economy is perking up, but cash-stretched employers are still keeping a tight rein on recruitment budgets. As employment starts to recover, they are increasingly seeking the services of expert recruiters who can secure talented workers to take their business forward. However, they also expect these great results at a cost-effective price. As a recruiter, you need to make.
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