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Scary Movie: Mystery Applicants and Candidate Experience

Many recruiters don’t read. Most of them don’t write. Fear not. The Career XRoads 2015 Mystery Job Seeker Survey doesn’t indict our educational systems more »

August 28, 2015
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Reduce Interview Risk With This Checklist For Clients And Candidates

For those of us who wished they could rewind parts of the search process to have another chance for a “do over,” this article will help to identify some of the key areas of risk common to all searches. more »

August 28, 2015
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The Best Job Boards Value Employee Candidates

A far too common mistake among job board startups, according to Job Board Doctor Jeff Dickey-Chasins, is too much focus on attracting employers and not nearly enough on reeling in job candidates. more »

August 28, 2015
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The Sad Story Of Onboarding Gone Wrong

Bob, a senior-level manager, started his job with enthusiasm and a strong desire to make a difference. He had a great hiring manager and loved his new job. more »

August 27, 2015
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No Peeing in the Talent Pool

A few years ago, talent acquisition folks got all hot and heavy in regard to “talent communities”: this idea that your organization more »

August 27, 2015
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Recruiters In Name Only: Why Real Recruiters Should Be Hunting for RINOs.

OK. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “of course. Here we go with another political post. Damn you, Zeller.”  more »

August 27, 2015
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Wallpaper: how ‘the next big thing’ fades

Remember social recruiting? It was huge in 2010. Big. Awe-inspiring. Going to change the face of recruiting as we knew it, and of course eliminate all other recruiting methods. more »

August 27, 2015
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All’s Fair in Love And The War for Talent

In her recent Vanity Fair feature on love in the age of Facebook, “Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse,” more »

August 26, 2015
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Always be recruiting. Even if you are not hiring.

If I had a dollar for every time a recruiting manager told me they cannot find high-quality consultants, I guess I would be a wealthy man. more »

August 26, 2015
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Get Small and Simple for Employee Engagement

How has that big employee engagement program been doing? Is your large employee engagement initiative making a difference? more »

August 26, 2015
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The Challenges of In-House Recruiting

Recruiting the right talent is exceptionally important and will, ultimately, determine how successful a business is. But how to get recruitment right? more »

August 26, 2015
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How Social Recruiting Helps Target Quality Talent

Chances are that your company is turning to social media more and more to recruit the talent it needs. That’s not surprising. more »

August 25, 2015
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3 Ways to Justify your Recruiting Spend in 2015 and Beyond

I have been blessed to have the opportunity to travel the world for the last several years speaking with talent advisors and business leaders about improving talent strategies more »

August 25, 2015
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How to Use Recruitment Marketing to Improve Your Job Descriptions

One of the new phrases making the rounds in the online job board industry is something called recruitment marketing. more »

August 25, 2015
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Why it is Important to Choose your Leaders Wisely

What does it take to be a good leader? We can all name someone we believe to be a good, or even great, leader, even if some names might invite disagreement more »

August 25, 2015
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Summer Holiday Season Impacts Jobs Market

“As expected, the summer holiday season has had a noticeable impact on the numbers,” says Hakan Enver, Operations Director, Morgan McKinley Financial Services. more »

August 21, 2015
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Social Media Recruiting: The Basics

If you’re new to social media recruiting, it can feel complicated and intimidating — but it doesn’t have to be that way. more »

August 21, 2015
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Engagement – Biggest Recruitment Challenge

Recruitment teams find engaging line mangers within the recruitment process one of the biggest challenges when attracting talent, according to new research conduct by WCN more »

August 21, 2015
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The UK’s Most Productive Employees Work from Home

Latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s largest job board, suggests that home-workers are more productive, happier and more capable of attaining a healthy work/life balance more »

August 21, 2015
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Time-to-hire Tech Talent is Damaging UK Business Growth

Hired, the leading online marketplace for tech talent, recently conducted a survey of UK tech businesses with the goal of understanding how hiring and a company’s hiring processes impact businesses.  more »

August 21, 2015
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If Hiring Is Our Top Priority, Why Do We Keep Messing It Up?

“Tell me about yourself.” “What is your greatest weakness?” “If you were me, why would you hire you?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” more »

August 21, 2015
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Top tips for choosing an online recruitment provider

Personnel Today revealed 86% of employers think online recruitment is more cost effective than other methods. Job seekers feel exactly the same as other sources show that 91% prefer online job boards. more »

August 21, 2015
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It’s time for a job recruitment revolution

A recent study from The Search Party concluded that 58 per cent of employers find candidates lack skills necessary for the role and 40 per cent say they get poor resumes. more »

August 21, 2015
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Temps continue to benefit as hiring intentions surge

98 per cent of employers intend to maintain or increase their use of temps in the next quarter as overall demand for staff continues to rise more »

August 20, 2015
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Five important employment law cases in 2015… and five more to come

We round up five significant employment case law decisions that have already been made in 2015, and look at five more important developments expected before the year is out. more »

August 20, 2015
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South West employment rate is top in UK

The South West has seen a huge rise in the number of people in work during the past quarter, making it the UK’s most employed region, new figures show. more »

August 20, 2015
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Why recruitment is only half the battle in solving the industry’s diversity crisis

I’ve been lucky enough to write hundreds of articles on advertising over the past seven years. But none have been as difficult to write as this. more »

August 20, 2015
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The fastest growing jobs sector for young adults is now self-employment

If you’re a young adult who’s responded to the weak labor market by creating your own job, you’re not alone. more »

August 19, 2015
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Current employment law is hurting small business

Current employment law is bad for small business in the UK, according to new market research commissioned by citrusHR. more »

August 19, 2015
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SMEs upbeat but recruitment causes sleepless nights

Following the economic uncertainty of the past few years, Britain’s SMEs are confident and optimistic about their future prospects according to a new survey more »

August 19, 2015
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Engagement – Biggest recruitment challenge

Recruitment teams find engaging line mangers within the recruitment process one of the biggest challenges when attracting talent more »

August 19, 2015
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Apple spearheads recruitment diversity for tech firms

Apple has turned its attention towards boosting diversity across gender, race and age, as it seeks to spearhead a new drive across tech firms. more »

August 18, 2015
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The unspoken rules of recruitment in China

In job adverts political correctness rules. More specifically, most employers are not able to discriminate against minorities or exclude anyone who could be a potential candidate for the job. more »

August 18, 2015
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UK recruitment industry enjoys growing profitability

UK recruitment agencies are performing significantly better than a year ago, reveals a study by Deloitte and APSCo. more »

August 18, 2015
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Recruitment advertising: why print still has a place

With just weeks to go now until entries close for next year’s RAD Awards for recruitment advertising, we look at how the medium of print still matters. more »

August 18, 2015
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End of the Jobs Boom?

The numbers of people in employment has fallen and the numbers unemployed has risen on a quarterly basis for the second month running more »

August 17, 2015
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Youth Employment Prospects Continue to Grow

In response to the latest ONS employment and pay statistics published today, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development), comments: more »

August 17, 2015
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Placing Yourself in your Candidate Shoes can Change the Way you Manage your Entire Candidate Experience

So, you think you have a solid can­di­date attrac­tion strat­egy? Think again and remem­ber, can­di­dates minds work dif­fer­ently to yours. more »

August 17, 2015
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Part-Time Employment Rises as Recession Continues in Greece

Part-time employment has skyrocketed by 90 percent in crisis-stricken Greece as full-time employment has decreased by almost half a million workers. more »

August 17, 2015
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Venturi Ltd. Announced in Recruiter International’s Top 500

Last night Venturi were honoured to be ranked 445 in “Recruiter International’s Top 500” report. This unique report is the only report on the UK Recruitment Industry listing the Top 500 agencies ranked by their UK only turnover.  more »

August 14, 2015
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More Customer Service Jobs; Less Candidate Interest

Statistics from CV-Library, the UK’s largest independent job board, have today revealed that whilst 2015 has seen a significant rise in customer service jobs more »

August 14, 2015
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Portsmouth Job Applications Highest in the South of England

CV-Library, the UK’s largest job board, has today revealed that job growth in Portsmouth has significantly increased in the last month. more »

August 14, 2015
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UK Businesses Struggle to Fill Management Roles

The latest data fromCV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, today reveals that 2015 has seen a significant drop in applications for management jobs more »

August 14, 2015
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How to Address the Talent Shortage in the Software Asset Management (SAM) Sector

As a businessman, and business owner for many years, the topic of talent shortage is near and dear to my heart. more »

August 14, 2015
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Retail Candidates Pickier than Ever

Data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, today reveals that despite an increase in retail jobs more »

August 14, 2015
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CV-Library is the UK’s First Job Site to Reach 9 Million CVs

CV-Library, the UK’s fastest growing job board, has today announced that it has reached 9 million active CVs on its website more »

August 14, 2015
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Young People Facing Workplace Wake Up Call

Parents and teachers fear young people entering the workplace could be in for a rude awakening, as they are not prepared for the competitive nature of the work environment. more »

August 14, 2015
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Is it Time For a Pay Rise?

The UK economy is improving with more jobs around and greater choice for jobseekers, so is it time to ask for a pay rise? more »

August 13, 2015
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Employment Prospects for Young Jobseekers on the Rise, Says CIPD

Increasing numbers of UK employers are turning to young workers to fill their skills gaps, signalling the end of an austere decade for young jobseekers more »

August 13, 2015
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How to Recruit with SnapChat?

Scouting for talented individuals has never been simple and so for recruiters to advertise job specs to get the word out for a vacancy more »

August 13, 2015
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Video Interviewing: The Employment Process in the Digital World

Times have changed and video interviewing has taken the world by storm. Between 2010 and 2012, the use of video interviewing raised by about a third. more »

August 13, 2015
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5 Ways to Hire Fantastic Candidates in a Shrinking Applicant Pool

When unemployment was hovering between 9% and 10%, job candidates were everywhere and employers could pick and choose the best people. more »

August 13, 2015
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UK Jobless Total Rises by 25,000

UK unemployment stood at 1.85 million in the April to June period, up 25,000 from the previous quarter. more »

August 13, 2015
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Is your Business Overlooking High Calibre Female ‘Career Break’ Talent?

Media attention recently has focused on equal pay for women and the Government is currently in consultation about forcing companies to report the gender pay gap. more »

August 13, 2015
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One in Five Employees Experience Problems at Work Because they’re Left-Handed

CV-Library the UK’s largest job board, has revealed how a large proportion of UK employees experience problems at work because they are left-handed. more »

August 13, 2015
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4 Video Strategies that Will Help you Recruit the Best Talent

If you’re not at least considering using video as part of your recruiting strategy, you’re missing out. more »

August 12, 2015
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How Can we Inspire a New Generation of Workers?

Few industries have failed to feel the effects of the skills shortage. Even in highly competitive sectors bursting with qualified candidates, essential soft skills are often lacking more »

August 12, 2015
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Hire for Habits, Not History

Hiring the wrong salespeople can be worse than not hiring one at all: they cost you money by wasting time, tying up valuable technical resources more »

August 12, 2015
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Job-Hunters Head to Hull

CV-Library, the UK’s largest job board, has revealed how Hull received the largest increase of job applications in England last month more »

August 12, 2015
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5 Flaws in Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

The face of recruiting has changed greatly over the last decade, but the tools our industry uses have essentially stayed the same. more »

August 12, 2015
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The Cost of Bad Hire & How to Avoid Them

When it comes to hiring a new employee, pressure is well and truly on to fill the position quickly. more »

August 12, 2015
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What are the Global Recruitment Trends in 2015?

Recruitment is an ever evolving industry, especially with the growth of technology and social media. more »

August 11, 2015
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The 4 Biggest Complaints Candidates Have About Recruiters

Job candidates sometimes bash recruiters. Most of the complaints are due to their misunderstanding of a recruiter’s role. However, some of the issues are valid. more »

August 11, 2015
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Budget 2015: Thoughts From Small Businesses on the National Living Wage

From next April, workers aged over 25 will be entitled to a ‘national living wage’ of £7.20 an hour, rising to £9 an hour by 2020. more »

August 11, 2015
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“Hiring and Firing” (Not Quite Two Sides of the Same Coin): A Professional Guide to Dismissals

I’m yet to come across a HR manager who relishes the thought of staff dismissals. As Laurence J. Stybel, a career management, board adviser and an executive more »

August 11, 2015
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Small Business Tech Checkup: 5 Things you Need to Upgrade

Small companies are leading the U.S. job recovery, according to the Small Business Administration, with startups and small enterprises creating 7 million of the 10.9 million jobs added since the Great Recession. more »

August 11, 2015
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War for Advisors: Are Acquisitions the New Model of Recruitment?

A talent crunch is coming, and the financial advisory industry is poised for a serious shortage of advisors to fill the ranks of the soon-to-retire. more »

August 10, 2015
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Engagement and Attraction: How to Recruit Passive Candidates Effectively

Pas­sive can­di­dates are what recruiters and hir­ing man­agers crave for. They are the elu­sive can­di­dates that aren’t on job boards and usu­ally don’t even realise there is an amaz­ing oppor­tu­nity wait­ing for them more »

August 10, 2015
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If you Don’t Measure it, you Don’t Mean it

This week, HR Magazine reported that online careers community Glassdoor is now a more trusted source of career information than employers and the government. more »

August 10, 2015
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How Recruiters and Job Seekers Use Social Media in 2015 (Infographic)

While social recruiting is by no means a new trend (we are living in the year 2015 after all), it’s processes and it’s nuances are evolving all the time, and it’s importance in recruiting continues to grow. more »

August 10, 2015
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