Posts tagged with ‘recruitment’

Does Twitter actually help your recruitment process?

How many recruiters and candidates out there use Twitter as a job hunting tool? The answer is surprisingly few. Many Twittter users see it primarily as a tool to market themselves, rather than a way to link with a vast pool of untapped candidates. Part of this is down to the profile that Twitter has within the media and the perception.
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CVs or applications? How do they affect the selection process for recruiters?

There is no doubt that in a candidate rich market the number of CVs and applications that a recruiter has to review has gone up tenfold. With resources tighter than ever, this has led to noticeable changes in the ways applications are matched. The biggest change for the worse is the disheartening regret message: “If you have not heard from us.
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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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Area focus: London

The latest figures released on London’s labour market show another positive increase in employment with no sign of the much-feared post-Olympic slump adding further damage to the jobs market … at least, not yet. Totaljobs own barometer highlighted a small growth in the number of jobs advertised between July 2012 (25,328) and January 2013 (26,561), although the difference in the number.
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The five essential elements of candidate control

We often hear talk about “candidate control” but what does it really mean? Obviously you can’t actually “control” candidates.  We’ll always have to work with irrational candidates and clients who refuse to allow a perfectly good match to take place. Nevertheless, if you want to get a successful placement these are the skills you will need:   1. Total clarity on your.
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News Burst: 5 February 2013

Accenture is the most ‘gay-friendly’ employer in the UK Global management consultancy firm Accenture has been named the most ‘gay-friendly’ employer in Britain by lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall’s annual top 100 Workplace Equality Index 2013. The ninth annual list, is the definitive benchmarking tool when it comes to evaluating policy and good practice around sexual orientation issues.
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The people you just don’t want to work with

People you wouldn't want to work withRecruitment professionals sometimes get a bad reputation, and while the vast majority of recruitment professionals are dedicated and genuine people who want to do the best for their clients, there’s a small majority that ruin it for everyone. To set the scene here, let’s look at some of the really bad habits that recruitment professionals get into… 1. Setting the wrong.
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