Job hunting hits two-year high

london-job-huntingIndications are that the jobs market is perking up. Hot on the heels of headlines proclaiming that unemployment has dropped to the three-year low of 7.6%, is news that job hunting has hit a two-year high. In short, one in four workers are scouring around for a new role, according to the report by HR body the CIPD, in partnership with.
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Matching client with candidate

matching-candidatesExperience proves that nothing good can come out of shoe-horning the wrong candidate into the wrong company simply to fill a vacancy. Apart from wasting everyone’s time and the employer’s money, it usually results in both the jobseeker and the client quitting your books. So why do it? Well, probably because it’s a lot easier than putting in the extra work.
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Tata steel cuts: 500 workers made redundant

tata-steelDespite strong performance in the UK construction industry over the past few months, global steel giant Tata Steel has announced plans to cut around 500 jobs from its plants in Scunthorpe, Workington and Teesside. These Tata steel cuts come less than a year after 900 steel job losses, mainly in Port Talbot, Wales. So have we overestimated the bounce back.
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The recruitment journey – Sourcing candidates

sourcing-candidatesSourcing candidates is probably the most important step in the recruitment process. So, having an effective sourcing methodology is absolutely critical. There are many ways to achieve this, but these are probably the five main strategies: Advertising Make sure you have a presence in relevant industry publications. If you want to source someone with a specific skill set, you need to ensure.
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Preparing for a video interview

video-interviewsHow splendid that technology has brought us far enough that we can video interview candidates anywhere in the world via the internet? Naturally this is much more personal interaction than a phone call and of course it should be noted that it is a huge advantage to actually be able to SEE the candidate that you could potentially be putting.
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Recruiting at Christmas

recruiting-at-xmasDecember is a time for eating too much and having fun; it has never been a time for whipping up a recruitment drive. But rather than winding down, it is fast becoming a gold mine for those consummate professionals who choose to keep recruiting at Christmas. And this applies to all types of business. Even though retail powerhouses like Amazon and.
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5 recruiter mistakes that could have been avoided

recruiter_mistakesWhen it comes to recruitment it can be easy to get comfortable with the system that you are used to and ignore existing flaws that could be easily fixed. There are plenty of ways in which your recruiting process can be tightened up to improve efficiency. Whether you knew it or not, there are many simple recruiter mistakes that could.
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5 ways you can keep your clients happy

keeping-clients-happyAs a specialised recruiter, your job is to make sure that whoever you’re working for is completely happy, otherwise you may not get employed again. Many people who employ recruiters don’t have the facilities within their own team or organisation that you can provide, but as an outsider, it can be difficult to really fit in with what they’re trying to.
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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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House construction activity at a near 10-year high

house-buildingThere’s a rosy hue around the construction industry, following recent reports that it is no longer one of the weakest links in the economy and is enjoying significant growth at last. According to the number-crunchers, the Markit/CIPS Construction PMI for October rose to 59.4, up from 58.9 in September. In short, this means growth, and the highest recorded increase in the.
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