Posts tagged with ‘recruitment’

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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The benefits of social media recruiting

social-mediaNot that long ago, if you had said you would be fishing for potential recruitment candidates on Facebook you’d have been laughed out of town. Well, that’s all changed. Today, finding skilled, talented candidates using social media sites is as viable as using more traditional methods, such as jobs boards, advertising, networking, word-of-mouth or cold-calling. In fact, arguably, social media has helped.
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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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The issues with making urgent hires

Urgent hireWhat do we do when we need to make urgent hires, but the candidate we prefer does not have the right evidence on paper? How much can we rely on (the right) competency questions or our gut instinct when no candidate has the desirable track record or experience? Here’s what other recruiters do.   Consider ‘different’ kinds of evidence Just because a candidate does.
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Getting out of recruitment

A steady stream of you have been getting out of recruitment in recent years and there are no prizes for guessing the main reason. Yup, the economy’s direct hit on the UK’s workforce has taken a side-swipe out of the jobs market. As badly hit sectors such as banking and construction have shed their workforce, fewer companies have been recruiting, and.
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Training new recruiters

The phrase: ‘We all have to start somewhere’ may now appear hackneyed, but it is true. To get the best out of new staff, you need to put the effort in and then take a step back when the time is right. Getting the balance right when training new recruiters can be hard, if you are too hands-off, a new.
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5 steps to becoming a great recruiter

It’s a no-brainer. Recruiters who can combine a rare understanding of people with a fierce grasp of commerce are going to have happy clients, well-placed candidates and brisker business. But, worry not. If those qualities don’t come naturally, you can still emulate a skilful recruiter to stay at the top of your game. Here are five steps to help you.
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Recruiter soapbox: John Lees’ reality check for recruitment agencies

Let’s begin positively. Recruitment consultants play an important role. They connect employers with the right people, short-listing effectively and quickly, and offer influence, leverage and reach that individual candidates can’t achieve. I spent over 20 years training recruiters. Every one claimed to understand employer needs better than their competition. They also boasted of exceptional candidate care, knowing that today’s candidate may.
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Five top tips when recruiting for SMEs

More than a quarter of small companies are planning to increase their headcount by more than 5% throughout the rest of 2013, according to the biannual business confidence report from global workplace provider Regus. This is good news for recruiters as SMEs tend not to have enough HR resources, so often look for your expertise. Remember, however, that cost-wise they can.
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