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Recruiting with Social Media: Common Mistakes to Avoid

There are overwhelming positives to the fact that social media has become so interwoven with the process of recruiting and hiring employees. more »

December 19, 2014
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4 Resolutions for Finding Top Talent in 2015

This is the year you change your momentum and make a big impact, connecting roles to top employees who are going to get things done.  more »

December 19, 2014
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The Key to Successful Candidate Attraction: Spotlight Your CSR

It’s a candidate’s world out there. There are currently more vacancies than people available to fill them, and a skills-short UK is enabling the most talented workers to cherry-pick their roles. more »

December 19, 2014
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How to Better Recruit Using your Employer Brand

It is neither a secret, nor is it a surprise: the current situation of today’s labor market’s demography and economy favours workers.  more »

December 19, 2014
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Record Number of People in Jobs, Says ONS

Private sector regular pay also rose by two percent, compared with inflation of 1.3 percent, with strong wage growth in the manufacturing and business services industries according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). more »

December 19, 2014
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Wage Growth Picks up as UK Unemployment Falls

Wage growth in the UK is picking up, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate. more »

December 18, 2014
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How to Spot the Naughty Elves (Candidates) in Recruitment

I’m sorry if it sounds like this blog is written by someone who doesn’t like Christmas. Actually, I love this time of year; all the sparkly lights, “good will to all wo/men”, a chance to be generous more »

December 18, 2014
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How Recruiters can get the Most out of Twitter

With 284 million active monthly users and 500 million tweets sent every day, Twitter is an extremely powerful recruiting tool, albeit one that many recruiters are yet to embrace. more »

December 18, 2014
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Recruitment Software: Changing the Way your Company Hires

Amy Wilson is vice president at Workday and sets the strategic direction for Workday’s Human Capital Management solutions. more »

December 18, 2014
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69% Recruiters Predict a Higher Level of Competition in the Job Market in 2015

Social networking sites were, initially, introduced for people to connect with friends and families. But nowadays, apart from serving as the biggest platform for e-commerce to flourish more »

December 18, 2014
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Low Pay and Zero-Hours Contracts Rise Dramatically, Figures Show

New figures have revealed the dramatic spread of low-paid, insecure and casual work across the British economy since the financial crash of 2008. more »

December 18, 2014
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Employers Struggle to Find ‘Job-Ready’ Entry-Level Candidates

Around one in seven employers (16 per cent) were unable to fill all their entry-level vacancies in the last three years, despite a greater number of young people gaining qualifications since the recession, a report has revealed. more »

December 17, 2014
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Businesses Ignoring Importance of Progression in Employee Engagement

UK businesses are suffering a large disconnect with employees, as managers implement engagement and retention strategies that don’t coincide with what employees actually want. more »

December 17, 2014
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Recruiting and Retaining Millenials: How Technology Makes a Difference

The right kind of technology not only impacts productivity and communication, it can also be a major factor in recruiting and retaining top employees, especially for Generation Y. more »

December 17, 2014
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What is the Biggest Benefit of Video Interviewing?

The latest survey from Video Recruitment News has revealed that 50% of recruiters believe that the biggest benefit of using video interviews is the fact that they reduce the time to hire. more »

December 17, 2014
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Faced with Noisy Competition, Employer Branding has to Find its Voice

I was genuinely humbled to be asked earlier this month to speak at the Kiev Employer Branding Conference.  more »

December 17, 2014
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Smart Recruiting Strategies for Passive Candidate Recruitment

Passive recruiting is kind of like the darker, more mysterious sibling of active recruiting. Because it is so different from traditional recruiting and usually involves targeting people who don’t have a strong desire to be recruited more »

December 17, 2014
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4 Recruiting Strategies for Facebook

Most individuals these days spend a considerable amount of time on Social Media sites like Facebook. The concept of meeting people in person seems to have taken a back seat lately, as a result of changing times. more »

December 17, 2014
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U.S. Employers Looking to Hire More in Q1 2015

The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released today by ManpowerGroup, demonstrates a continuation of U.S. employers’ growing optimism about the labor market. more »

December 16, 2014
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World – 1.8 Billion New Jobs Needed by 2050

The World will need 1.8 billion new jobs by 2050, according to a report by UNI Global Union and the New Economics Foundation. more »

December 16, 2014
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Singapore’s Unemployment Rate Remained Low in Q3

The labour market remains tight in Singapore, with local unemployment levels staying put at significantly low percentages.

That was one of the key findings of a new report released by the Ministry of Manpower’s Research and Statistics department. more »

December 16, 2014
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Buoyant Hiring Plans Cited for Opening Quarter of 2015

Singaporean firms are projecting optimistic recruitment intentions for the January-March 2015 time frame, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. more »

December 16, 2014
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How Technology is Changing the Recruiting Landscape

While the principles of a well-written job posting remain relatively constant, recruiting technology is rapidly changing their distribution model. more »

December 16, 2014
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How to Conduct the Perfect Interview

For any candidate, attending an interview can be a daunting task. Being able to not only bring your whole self whilst demonstrating key skills and knowledge is no mean feat. more »

December 16, 2014
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Don’t Worry, Be Smart: 5 Social Recruiting Worries Holding you Back

As a wise woman once said, “Do one thing everyday that scares you. While Eleanor Roosevelt firmly believed in confronting our fears, it’s pretty unlikely that she was talking about recruiting. more »

December 16, 2014
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3 Recruiting Tools That Need a Revamp

This always happens. The latest and greatest piece of technology that you just bought is outdated only a week later. However, the fundamentals never go out of style. more »

December 16, 2014
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Recruitment Agency Expo 2015

The Recruitment Agency Expo is a trade event that is dedicated entirely to the recruitment industry, providing an excellent showcase to promote your products and services to your target market. more »

December 15, 2014
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Corporate Recruiters – London Networking for HR Professionals and in-house Recruiters

Recruitment can be a lonely existence, the likelihood is you either work on your own or in a small team and it’s hard to stay abreast of all the latest developments. more »

December 15, 2014
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Demand for Talent up 27% as Growth in the UK Economy Outperforms the EU

Professional recruitment firms now have 27% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). more »

December 15, 2014
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Top 10 Rec Tech Stories of 2014

Technology has played an important role in the recruitment industry over the last few years, and with 2014 being no different we have enjoyed yet another year of innovation and developments. more »

December 15, 2014
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Top Recruitment Sectors for Growth in 2015

So here we are nearly two years after I wrote Top 5 Recruitment Sectors to be in for next 5-10 years and unemployment was still rising across most of Europe and the UK economy flat-lining how things have changed for us. more »

December 15, 2014
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South America – Slow Economic Growth Hampering Job Creation

Despite employment indicators suggesting that Latin America has weathered the economic storm relatively well during 2014, the region may see its unemployment figures rise in 2015 more »

December 15, 2014
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Recruiters Report a Surge in Underqualified Candidates Applying for Roles

If there’s one constant element which every recruitment process revolves around, it’s the candidate. more »

December 15, 2014
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10 Ways Social Media Can Help You Recruit

Social media presents businesses large and small with many opportunities. Many companies may simply approach Facebook and Twitter as marketing and sales platforms more »

December 15, 2014
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Why you Should Think Small to Hook Big Talent

Sometimes, it pays to take a targeted approach to recruitment, says Anthony J. James, global CMO at PageUp. more »

December 15, 2014
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Advanced Tips for Recruiting on LinkedIn

89% of recruiters have hired someone through LinkedIn, according to research from Herd Wisdom. more »

December 15, 2014
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Unfilled Vacancies Costing the UK Economy £18bn a Year

Indeed, the world’s leading job site and global hiring resource has released research revealing the scale and economic impact of unfilled vacancies on the UK economy – representing a staggering annual cost of over £18bn. more »

December 15, 2014
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7 Recruitment Tips for Agents Looking to Diversify

The hiring process is never easy and the search for the right applicant can be stressful. more »

December 15, 2014
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Diversity & Inclusion in Recruitment

A bespoke workshop aimed at organisations who want to understand more about current best practice in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). more »

December 12, 2014
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Strongest Q1 2015 Hiring Intentions in Asia-Pacific, Weakest in Europe

Employers in 38 of 42 countries and territories reported positive first-quarter hiring plans with the outlook generally stronger compared with Q4 2014 and Q1 2014, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2015. more »

December 12, 2014
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What Are Your Three Wise Recruiting Strategies For 2015?

From reading various research and prediction type articles over the last few weeks it is clear Recruiters are confident that the number of vacancies in 2015 will continue to rise. more »

December 12, 2014
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How Recruiters Can Help Address the UK’s Skills Shortage

As the economic recovery continues, organisations are once again looking to increase headcount. more »

December 12, 2014
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Recruiters and Government Need to Work Together to Build Job Market

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a ‘manifesto for jobs’, urging the next UK government to make building the best job market in the world a priority. more »

December 12, 2014
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4 Reasons to Look Beyond the Applicant Tracking System

The market for recruitment technology is taking off. There’s been approximately $2.3 billion in human resources technology investments over the last 5 years.  more »

December 12, 2014
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With Job Boards Set to Hike Prices Next Year, What are your Options?

Sure everything is getting more expensive these days but the prices of job boards are on the tear. A recent research by Recruitment marketing agency, GKS Associates, suggests that 95% of job boards are planning to hike up prices in 2015. more »

December 12, 2014
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Dos & Don’ts Of Screening Your Candidates Online

Should employers use social media to screen candidates? A good question without a right answer; it’s a gray area both in the law and company policies more »

December 12, 2014
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Demand for Professional Talent up by Nearly a Third

Professional recruitment firms now have +27% more vacancies on their books compared with this time last year, according to new data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). more »

December 11, 2014
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4 Ways Building a Better Brand Attracts Better IT Talent

Want to attract top tech talent? Focusing on employee engagement will bolster your positive brand image and result in a higher caliber of potential candidates. more »

December 11, 2014
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How Will Millennials Impact the Workforce in 2015?

It is predicted that next year we will see more people across all age groups leaving traditional career paths in seek of a more flexible working lifestyle. more »

December 11, 2014
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Economic Recovery Forces Change in How Talent is Identified

The improving economy and resulting skills shortage will change the way talent is identified, according to nearly three quarters (74%) of UK HR directors. more »

December 11, 2014
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The Key to Great Recruiting is Doing the Work

When someone recently asked me what I thought it takes to be a great recruiter, a very cheesy and very popular quote came to mind: “Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.” more »

December 11, 2014
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3 Ways Technology Can Find You the Best Talent

In our ultra-competitive business environment, having a great company culture isn’t always enough. It’s critical to proactively shine a light on what makes you different from the competition. more »

December 11, 2014
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November UK Recruitment Summary – CV-Library Job Market Report

As we come to the end of 2014, we take a look back at the nation’s recruitment and job searching activity over the last full working month of the year. more »

December 10, 2014
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Greater Flexible Working Allowances Could Add £11.5 Billion Annually to the UK Economy

Citrix, the leader in mobile workspaces, today revealed the results from its study with Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) into the potential economic impacts of a more widespread ‘work from anywhere’ culture in the UK. more »

December 10, 2014
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Don’t Predict the Future of Recruiting. Change It.

We were asked to predict the future of recruiting. We declined. It is too easy. Everything is possible when you are never held accountable. more »

December 10, 2014
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The 3 Benefits of Calculating your Time to Hire

When it comes to hiring a new member of staff, time is critical, especially when you’re in the midst of implementing a direct sourcing strategy. more »

December 10, 2014
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The Prodigy Recruiter: Peter Pan

We all want to be the kind of recruiters who have the swaying power to convince candidates to follow us on a journey to pastures new. more »

December 10, 2014
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Recruiters Warned as Job Boards Plan Price Hikes of up to 20%

Recruiters could be faced with increased costs as 95% of job boards are planning above inflation price rises during 2015, according to research by recruitment marketing firm GKS Associates. more »

December 10, 2014
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How Recruiters can Build a Candidate Database with an ATS

Most recruiting and talent acquisition teams have a potential candidate gold mine waiting in the midst. It’s overlooked and under utilized because of technology functionality. However, the times are a changing. more »

December 10, 2014
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Social Media Marketing for Recruitment/Direct Sourcing

Since 2009, EasyWeb Recruitment have been running free online recruitment workshops & webinars for HR Professionals & in-house recruiters across the country. more »

December 9, 2014
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Is your Recruitment Advertising Putting off Top Talent?

Every company obviously wants to recruit the right person for their given position, but is your recruitment advertising actively assisting your firm in this goal, or is it actually deterring the best people? more »

December 9, 2014
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Top Three Tips to Improve the Recruitment Process for Recruiters

There are similarities in working pressures that are felt by recruiters throughout the industry. Many of the daily activities involve face-to-face interaction with clients and candidates more »

December 9, 2014
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Digital Managers “Earn Twice as Much”

Here at The Candidate we are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest research ‘Digital Destination’. more »

December 9, 2014
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7 Recruiting Metrics you Cannot Afford to Ignore

Hiring the right Talent is costly for businesses, and when you think about the amount of time and money spent just looking for that ‘perfect’ candidate more »

December 9, 2014
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2014’s Biggest HR & Recruitment Stories

Christmas is almost here, and thoughts are turning to the end of the year. But what will 2014 be remembered for in terms of recruitment and employment? more »

December 9, 2014
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How to Communicate when you’re Recruiting Millennials

A few weeks ago I spoke to Fred, he’s fifty plus and works as Head of Marketing in a large membership-based organisation. more »

December 9, 2014
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Recruitment Sector Reports Strong M&A Outlook

Almost half of all recruitment firms are considering making an acquisition over the next three years, as post-recession growth is firmly back on the agenda more »

December 9, 2014
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Does it Pay to be Pretty?

Does it pay to be pretty? In today’s society it certainly seems so, those among us considered to be ‘attractive’ earn 10% more than unattractive workers, over the course of a lifetime this earning difference adds up to a whopping $230,000! more »

December 8, 2014
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The Impact of Social Media Marketing on Recruiting New Staff

Finding and attracting the right candidates to fill vacancies has always been a challenge for businesses regardless of size; but, up until recently, it has always been a sellers market more »

December 8, 2014
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REC Reports Slowest Rate of Placement Growth in 18 Months

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. more »

December 8, 2014
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