Posts tagged with ‘recruitment’

Interview advice: Understanding the interviewee

#TheElevatorPitchHiring managers and recruiters can conduct hundreds of interviews between having to go through the experience as a candidate themselves. So naturally, it’s easy to forget how it feels to sit on the other side of the table. Our latest TEI Report focuses on the problems facing interviewees, and uses totaljobs research to provide tips to help.
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How to stand out in the New Year

How to stand out in the New Year2015 is upon us and industry rivalry is as fierce as ever, so it is crucial that recruiters get the pick of the best candidates for their organisation. There are many ways you can improve your attraction to potential employees and stand out from the rest of the crowd. What follows are five tips to make your organisation more prominent.
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Attracting the right talent to your business

Attracting the right talent to your businessEntry-level job candidates make up a large proportion of the job market. Yet many employers are struggling to recruit. Total Jobs consulted some top talent experts, to help employers develop their recruitment practices. Here are some ways employers can attract the best new staff to their roles. Build greater flexibility into job descriptions Thinking outside the box, when it comes to writing job.
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Why are employers struggling to recruit?

Why are employers struggling to recruit?Entry-level candidates account for a huge proportion of the jobs market. Yet many employers are struggling to recruit. This is sometimes because prospective candidates lack certain skills and relevant experience. It is also related to how recruiters perceive would-be employees’ skills/ability levels and how they go about recruiting, generally. Here, we highlight some of the main reasons why employers are struggling.
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Recruitment jobs: old and new

Recruitment jobs old and newIt’s been more than 100 years since the first recruitment agency opened in the UK. In that time the industry has changed massively, but the basic need to find or advertise a job has remained the same. We take a look at how the digital age and other factors have impacted the hiring process. Social media matters Gone are the days when.
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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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Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEveryone is familiar with the terror of the job interview. It doesn’t matter which side of the table you’re on, it can be stressful and nerve-wracking. Sometimes people’s reaction to that stress is just mind-boggling. Take the candidate from Sacramento who, in 2012, gave new meaning to the concept of a bad interview by turning up naked and high on methamphetamine.
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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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Climbing the recruitment ladder

recruitment-ladderIt’s ironic that while you have been spending your working day helping your candidates to improve their career prospects, you might have been neglecting your own progression up the recruitment ladder. As you know, it doesn’t matter how good you are at your job, if your boss doesn’t recognise what you are doing then you won’t get that promotion. In practice, you.
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Is this really the golden age of recruitment?

golden-ageUndeniably, technology has changed the face of modern day recruiting. Companies and recruitment agencies are actively using a wide variety of methods to find and attract applicants. These range from online job boards and social networking sites, to Facebook and mobile apps. However, in some cases, employers are able to passively recruit by simply posting jobs on their corporate websites and.
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