Good and bad ways of sourcing candidates

This is an interesting one. I believe, as I’ve said in previous blogs, that good recruitment is all about relationships and not sales targets. Bear this in mind when sourcing candidates, as you’ll have a better chance of filling your client vacancies if you can talk passionately and confidently to your clients about the candidates you are putting in front.
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Is this the toughest jobs market ever?

With more than 200 people applying for a job in a coffee shop recently, are we experiencing the worst jobs market ever? There’s no doubt that whether you’re a barista or a barrister, now is probably not the best time to throw caution to the wind and quit because you fancy a career change. If you are a barrister, you may.
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In-house recruitment Vs agency recruitment

I’ve previously worked with some leading brands where I was in charge of running in-house teams, but since moving to the dark side there is one question I get asked at every networking event I go to: “Why won’t the in-house recruitment team answer the phone when I know I have candidates to fill their vacancies, especially as in-house recruitment.
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Budget 2013: What does it mean for the jobs market?

For a Budget report that many expected to reflect the stagnant condition of our economy, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s 2013 statement was packed full of headline grabbers. While the economy is tipped for a meagre 0.6% growth this year with national debt expected to reach 85% of gross domestic product by 2017, Osborne’s budget mirrors the intentions of.
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News analysis: jobs market – March 2013

The number-crunchers have just come up with another depressing statistic. According to the Jobs Economist consultancy, a numbing 3.5 million people have been made redundant in the UK since this recession started. But, before we hit the communal Prozac, it is worth looking at those figures in context. For a start, there’s the general consensus among economists that this downturn has.
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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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Graduate recruitment: are we sitting on a time bomb?

Our recent research into the graduate recruitment market, conducted with Opinium, revealed some startling findings. The bulk of graduate recruiters believe there is currently a skills gap in students emerging from university at the moment, but this is nothing compared to the potential situation looming in four years’ time. As our infographic shows, there will actually be 18% fewer 18-year-olds in.
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The legal issues of recruitment

Searching for the ideal candidate for a role that needs filling isn’t always easy; as I’m sure every recruitment professional is aware. Skills vary from person to person and I think it’s fair to say that each case is judged on its own merits. How do you make sure that you are going to provide your clients with the best.
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Totaljobs Barometer report: February 2013

While the snow from January has well and truly melted, the UK jobs market remains in a deep freeze with the statistics from February showing little sign of it thawing out at any significant pace. The economy shrank 0.3% in the final quarter of 2012, posing the very real threat of an unprecedented triple-dip recession going into the New Year.
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Graduate Answer Time 2013: how can graduate recruitment address skills shortages?

The great and the good from the world of graduate recruitment gathered yesterday for the fourth Graduate Answer Time event. Hosted by ITV News’ Faye Barker at the plush Royal Society of Chemistry in London, the event focused on the perceived skills gap in graduate candidates. Research recently conducted by totaljobs.com entitled ‘Mind the gap in 2017′ identified that.
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