How to deal with demanding clients and unreliable candidates

how to deal with demanding clients and unreliable candidatesAs a recruiter you are often the go-between for clients and candidates and as such you are reliant on both parties. Being reliant on both sides being in agreement with each other can mean there’s double the risk, especially if negotiations need to be made. Essentially your fate is in the hands of others so you have to take every precaution.
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The importance of candidate experience

the importance of good candidate experienceRecruiting has always been, and will no doubt always continue to be, a relationships business. That is why recruiters that are able to develop the best pool of talent will always have a good supply of business. The overall landscape in the battle for the best talent has unquestionably shifted, thanks to the arrival of social media. Today’s candidates are gradually.
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How to become a successful recruiter

how to be a successful recruiterIn a packed recruiting market, standing out can be a tough ask. You’ve covered the basics and you’ve put yourself out there, but how do you become a go-to name in the industry? Focusing on doing the little things right is a start, but is it enough to ensure success? Here are three key elements that helped some of the top.
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How to spot a good recruitment company

how to spot a good recruitment companyLet’s face the ugly truth – not all recruitment consultancies have the level of professional integrity that invites too much scrutiny. On the face of it they may seem to be a sound operation, but under the slick veneer lurks bad practice. As an ambitious professional, you can’t afford to hitch your career to an unethical company that could tarnish your.
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What recruitment can learn from The Wolf of Wall Street

what can recruiters learn from the wolf of wall streetDrilling home the importance of the sale and flaunting the luxuries afforded by success, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is bound to have revved up recruiters in the audience and had them itching to make a placement – but is the ‘wolf’ really a figure that you should aspire to be? Here’s what you can learn from the Wolf.
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Building your recruitment brand on Facebook

building your recruitment brand on facebookSo far in this social recruiting series, I’ve helped you figure out how to find and share valuable content on your social networks to engage target candidates and employer brand advocates. I’ve then shown you how to apply this approach both on Google+ and on Twitter (see here for those articles). Both are tremendously important for your recruiting.
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UK economy set to hit pre-recession peak by summer

UK-economyAfter six bleak years, news that the UK economy is set to hit its pre-recession peak by this summer is enough to merit a public holiday. Business confidence is rising along with recruitment plans in the wake of the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) announcement that gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2014 will hit the level seen.
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Building your recruitment brand on Twitter

twitter-brandBuilding a strong recruiting brand on social media isn’t rocket science. But unless you learn from those who’ve been successful, you could lose months (even years!) figuring out the hard way what works and what doesn’t. I’m writing these posts for Totaljobs to help spread the message about what works. In my last post The Building Blocks for Social.
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3 ways to boost your social recruiter profile

social-recruiter-profile With the advent of social media, the world feels like a much smaller place. It’s so much easier to connect and communicate with people and it’s undeniably opened a lot of doors. However, the sheer scope of the internet means that you can become inundated with information. How do you pick the good from the bad? And how do you.
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The gender pay gap in the UK

gender-pay-gapSeveral recent reports have flagged up that British women are still getting the thin end of the wedge when it comes to equal pay. The PwC Women in Work Index puts the UK 18th in a survey of 27 OECD nations, indicating that we are being outstripped by other countries with comparable economies. The fact is that while the UK has.
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