Posts tagged with ‘recruiter’

The five qualities of the perfect recruiter

perfect-recruiter1Whether you’re new to recruitment or more experienced, it’s always worth setting aside time on a regular basis to assess how you can go beyond your job remit to make your career prospects perkier. One of the niftiest ways of achieving success is to emulate the professional habits of high-fliers. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top five habits.
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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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When is it OK to go with your gut when recruiting?

go-with-gutGenerally speaking, it’s a good idea to leave emotions and feelings out of the recruitment process, but there are instances when trusting your gut instinct can pay off and lead to a good hire. If you’re recruiting and have three potential employees who fare very similarly – let’s say they have a similar educational background, experience and even are closely matched.
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5 tips for healthy client relationships

clientsBuilding good relationships with clients is part-and-parcel of business success. Customer loyalty from those who were satisfied with a good service in the past is cheaper and less time-consuming than forever having to seek out new recruitment leads. And these regular clients should never be taken for granted.  They certainly represent a solid foundation on which to build, and by.
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5 tips to becoming a better negotiator

negotiatorNegotiating is a basic skill that every recruiter should possess, after all your job entails balancing your own need to fill a given position against the candidate’s desire to get more and the employer’s desire to pay as little as they can realistically get away with. It’s a delicate balance and one that can only successfully be handled with good.
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Is speed-dating the route to great recruitment?

Speed-datingRecruiters are more pressed for time than ever before as business, work and every kind of pressure conspire to squeeze time out of diaries. Speed dating is the go-to model in our time-constrained world for matching couples: dragon’s den entrepreneurs with business angels, pets with owners and now, recruiter with candidate. But is speed dating really the perfect model to.
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Recruiter Soapbox: Zero hours contracts

John-LeesAccording to the CIPD, about 1 million UK workers are on zero hours contracts. Are they fair? They might strike you as an odd feature of today’s marketplace, apparently subverting a century of employee protection by allowing employers to turn the pay tap on or off at a whim. Critics claim they offer a very one-sided deal – giving employers.
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Giving negative feedback to candidates

For recruiters an interview is routine; for a candidate it’s a high-stress and potentially life changing event. Interviewer feedback is therefore very important. Sometimes it’s excellent, but many candidates say that it is frequently either non-existent or unhelpful. Unhelpful feedback falls into several categories:   1. Bland Often a variant on “we met other people who fit the job better”. This may be untrue,.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 10.06.13

All the jobs industry and recruiter news you need to know in the UK. Labour leader urged to get his “facts right” on UK’s recruitment industry Earlier this month Labour leader Ed Miliband gave a speech on his party’s welfare reform plans, which centred on jobs and growth in the recruitment sector. However, Recruitment and Confederation (REC) chief executive,.
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