Posts tagged with ‘sourcing candidates’

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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Public sector leadership

public-sector-leadershipThere are leadership issues in the public sector, but that’s not surprising considering the upheavels it has experienced since the economic crash. Austerity measures forced swingeing employee cuts of over 600,000 by October last year and an expected one million in total by the next election. A report by Totaljobs and Dods Research, Recruiting for Today’s Public Sector, found that 45%.
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Google+ as a recruiting tool

google+Relatively new to the field of social media, Google+ has quickly grown in the three years since its conception: developing and refining features in an effort to compete with established competitors. After their initial launch Google+ became the fastest growing network, adding 10million users each month. Statistics now show over 1billion registered users, making them second only to Facebook – although.
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Top 10 tips for recruiting the right people

recruiting-top-10Ok, this is harsh, but realistically your career depends on whether you can put the right recruits into the right job. If you keep getting it wrong, you’ll lose the confidence of your clients and the knock-on effect will be that your pool of candidates will trickle away. Happily, there are numerous ways that you can ensure you are recruiting the.
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The DO’s and DON’TS when approaching passive candidates

passive-candidatesSometimes the best people you employ aren’t necessarily the ones that are actively looking for a job. Known in the trade as “passive” candidates, these professionals may seem happy in their jobs, but are sometimes willing to consider a more attractive offer. The big difference between them and active job seekers, of course, is that they can be much more.
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Creative recruitment

creative-recruitmentThere is no reason why recruitment should be limited to tradition. Creative forms of content can be used to engage an audience of prospective candidates whilst reflecting the values and image of a particular company. As technology enables more dynamic content, making it that much easier to create and access, there is no reason why recruiting can’t incorporate a style that.
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Dos and don’ts of employee referral schemes

employee-referralEmployee referral schemes are a great way to reach out to the network of those you already employ, and can save you a bundle on recruitment agency fees. Better still, you’re likely to get someone who is a good fit with the company and can hit the ground running. With a personal recommendation from one of your trusted employees, you’re less.
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New Year’s RECsolutions – social media

RECsolutions-social-mediaOver the past 12 months, social media has continued to be the big trend in recruitment and much has been written about its power to make recruiter’s lives easier as well as massively extend the pool of talent available to them and their clients. Indeed, according to a recent study by US recruiting technology provider Jobvite, 94% of recruiters use.
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5 tips to building a solid talent pool

talent-poolIf you’ve found yourself wasting countless hours and resources in a bid to recruit for a key role, you’re not alone. No recruiter can guarantee that a top candidate will be on the hunt for a job when a great vacancy comes up – or vice-versa. That’s why the most successful recruiters invest time and energy in drawing up a list.
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How to replace unsuitable candidates

How to replace unsuitable candidatesWe’ve all been there. With the best will in the world, you place a candidate that either the client is unhappy with, or they themselves are unhappy with the placement and all you can do is replace them. Even with the best intentions, the most thorough gathering of information, the most rigorous of checks, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. But.
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