Posts tagged with ‘how to treat job applicants’

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 treat your candidates

how-to-treat-candidatesRecruitment is a people industry that is inherently very personal, so it is vital to treat your candidates well. With online recruitment becoming more prominent it is important to not lose sight of the human elements of the job and be aware of how your relationship with the candidate could affect you down the line.   Help your candidate to develop In this.
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Improving candidate treatment

Many recruiters and employers are going to extraordinary lengths to seduce candidates from a wider pool and attract job applications from high-performers, but they do little to woo them through the interview process. There are horror stories of people being put in the dilemma of having to fork out for travel expenses and overnight stays or forgo the interview. Ironically, then,.
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Good and bad ways of sourcing candidates

This is an interesting one. I believe, as I’ve said in previous blogs, that good recruitment is all about relationships and not sales targets. Bear this in mind when sourcing candidates, as you’ll have a better chance of filling your client vacancies if you can talk passionately and confidently to your clients about the candidates you are putting in front.
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Making your mind up

As some of you may have read previously, I’m not just a recruiter, I also coach my clients, mainly back into employment, and run a CV-writing service as well. One of the biggest debates I have with my clients is about the length of time a recruiting line manager actually spends reviewing their CV before making a decision. I tell my.
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Unusual interview questions that will save you from boring interviews

You’ve had to ask the same bogstandard questions a million times – what are your strengths, where do you see yourself in five years, why do you want to work here? So far, so average. But what about asking some more unusual interview questions to change it around a bit? You can use some of these slightly off-the-wall questions to gauge.
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Should recruiters keep in touch with employed candidates?

When lots of candidates apply for jobs through a recruitment consultancy, sometimes it can feel like a never-ending production line. You grill a load of them during the interview process, put them forward to your client if you deem them suitable, and if they fail to make it through the interview process – and let’s face it, these days candidates have plenty.
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Are unpaid work placements ripping jobseekers off?

The Queen’s Jubilee took up a lot of space in the papers, and not just because everyone was celebrating their four-day weekend in style (complete with colourful bunting). Within days of the celebration ending, two stewards came forward, alleging they’d worked for 14 hours, slept under London Bridge, had no access to toilets and were forced to change into their.
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How to give the right candidate experience

When I was an in-house recruiter, getting the candidate experience right was the holy grail. For me, this tells a candidate everything they need to know about the business they are applying to, how it operates and what its values are. From the first acknowledgment email, to the interview process and then to the offer, the experience a candidate has.
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What do you do when the ideal candidate slips through the net?

With so many CVs to sift through and so many candidates to interview on a daily basis, it’s all too easy to let the ideal applicant slip through the net. Most recruiters, despite their best intentions, will probably have overlooked a top performer at some point, only to lose them to a competitor. Losing them online Peter Burgess, managing director at Retail.
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