Posts tagged with ‘good recruitment’

Why you shouldn’t burn bridges in recruitment

burning-bridgesWhen John Donne remarked that no man was an island, he couldn’t have dreamed how apt that would be some 500 years later. In our hyper-connected world where anything you say can, and will, be used against you on the internet, the way we conduct ourselves professionally has become more important than ever. This can be also be applied to.
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How to spot a phony candidate

phony-candidates The economic downturn has meant a shrinking pool of potential vacancies for jobseekers, so it’s hardly surprising that some will go to extreme lengths to get noticed by employers. In fact, a survey conducted at the end of last year by Staffbay found that, shockingly, a fifth would lie on their CV if it meant impressing a future boss. As a.
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5 signs of a great recruiter

great-recruitersRecruitment is a profession that demands a high level of drive, commitment and efficiency. Average recruiters then, don’t tend to stay in this business for long. So, in a world of fine recruiters, what are the signs of a great recruiter? Below are five of their traits: follow their lead to make a good job even better. 1.  They can speak.
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New to recruitment in 2014: 5 things you should know

new-to-recruitmentPeople find themselves entering the recruitment industry in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways. It’s surprising how many times I have heard stories of people walking into agencies hoping to register as a candidate and before they know it they’re filling bookings. Some people undergo a horrific mash-up of Dragon’s Den style pitching and stomach-wrenching tasks á la The Apprentice.
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New Year’s RECsolutions – shaking bad recruitment habits

bad-recruitment-habitsHello 2014… It’s a brand new year… the economy is slowly moving, jobseekers are on the increase and for the on-the-ball recruiter everything is up for grabs. Take note, that as business gets perkier, there’ll be no room for bad recruitment habits or lazy consultants who cut corners. The good news is that if you sharpen up your act now, you’ll.
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How to deal with the January influx of candidates effectively

influx-2For many, the start of a new year marks a great time to start looking for a fresh start and a new job. You’ll probably find that the number of applicants for any job that you’re posting in January is higher than any other time of the year. Especially if that job was listed from around mid-December when people start.
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New Year’s RECsolutions – traditional recruitment

Recsolutions-traditionOnline recruitment methods are fast, efficient and here to stay – all of which is welcome. No-one can deny that the Internet has made every recruiter’s job easier. Nowadays, you can check out candidates on social media sites such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, or source them via LinkedIn. If you’re really geeky, you can even assess job-seekers via emailed psychometric.
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New to recruitment: 5 things you need to know

new-to-recruitment-5-thingsToo many new and hungry recruitment consultants plan on hitting the ground running when they enter the profession, only to end up falling over their own feet when they become entangled in the common mistakes made by novices. Passion, determination and commitment are not enough to succeed in this intensive field; a concerted plan of action is just as vital.
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The recruitment journey – Sourcing candidates

sourcing-candidatesSourcing candidates is probably the most important step in the recruitment process. So, having an effective sourcing methodology is absolutely critical. There are many ways to achieve this, but these are probably the five main strategies: Advertising Make sure you have a presence in relevant industry publications. If you want to source someone with a specific skill set, you need to ensure.
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Recruiting at Christmas

recruiting-at-xmasDecember is a time for eating too much and having fun; it has never been a time for whipping up a recruitment drive. But rather than winding down, it is fast becoming a gold mine for those consummate professionals who choose to keep recruiting at Christmas. And this applies to all types of business. Even though retail powerhouses like Amazon and.
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