Posts tagged with ‘recruiter dilemmas’

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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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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Managing client and candidate

managing-client Does your job make you feel like you’re constantly being pulled in two directions; trying to keep everyone happy? Well, console yourself with the fact that many recruiters feel the same. The nature of the job means that you’re forever trying to meet the requirements of both the client and candidate. Unfortunately, it’s a fine balance that can leave you in.
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The hardest jobs to recruit

The-hardest-jobs-to-recruitWith lots of candidates seemingly applying for every job opportunity, you wouldn’t think there would be so many jobs that are difficult to recruit. But you might be surprised at why some positions are so difficult to fill, especially as some of them seem so common. Here are five of the hardest jobs to recruit for at the moment.   Management / Executives In.
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Jose Mourinho: Rehiring someone you sacked

Rehiring an employee that you made redundant is a rare occurrence for many employers, as it usually means admitting mistakes and realising that their sacking was not completely justified. Many employers believe that starting afresh with a new employee is the only way to go, but what happens when you realise that the employee you fired was in fact the.
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Turning a nightmare interview into a winner

Job interviews are highly-charged slabs of social interaction; the stakes are high, emotions are engaged, everyone is stressed, and if things go wrong they can go very wrong indeed.  Failure to spot warning signs can have dire consequences – a bit like failing to notice a smouldering cigarette end in a fireworks factory. These examples show how quick action, or.
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Five signs your new recruiter is going to be a dud!

It’s a new year and many recruitment companies will be adding staff in anticipation of better times ahead. Good recruiters are hard to find, in the UK and all over the world in fact. So inevitability, recruitment firms (and corporates too, I imagine) will relax their criteria, maybe train more newbies into the industry, and that is no bad thing. But the.
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People who are completely inappropriate in the office

We run through three of the workplace nightmares that some recruiters have had to put up with… You get them in every workplace – the rogues, the inept, the disorganised and the plain crazy. Recruitment is no different, and here we ‘celebrate’ the not so good, the bad and the downright ugly in three tales of misadventure and some. These people clearly.
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Too good to be true?

Writing a CV is becoming an art form today and people are investing increasing amounts of time making theirs just right. But sometimes the sales aspect can go a  little too far and at other times not far enough. So how can you make sure you’re neither having the wool pulled over your eyes or binning the perfect candidate? Whether you’re.
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Why are workers taking less sick leave?

According to the latest figures from The Office of National Statistics (ONS), it turns out the economy’s woes are actually creating a healthy workforce. The ONS’s findings claim the UK workforce is taking just 4.5 sick days during recession compared with 7.2 days when records began in 1993, just a year after the last recession. Observers point out there has been.
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