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10 Reasons Why Recruiters Don’t Use Their Recruitment CRM

We are campaigning for 2015 being the year of the recruitment CRM. We work with lots of recruiters to help them be more efficient and we are recruitment tech geeks. more »

May 29, 2015
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Recruitment is Marketing. Are you Ready for That?

There is a new reality in recruitment, which Agency recruiters who want to thrive need to understand, and act on. more »

May 29, 2015
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5 Reasons You’re Not Attracting Candidates on Social Media

If you’re like the majority of recruiters we meet, you’ll recently have been tasked with broadening your team’s candidate attraction strategy to counter the ever more challenging hiring climate. more »

May 29, 2015
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How to Get More Referrals in Order to Maximize Quality of Hire

In a recent post, I suggested that there are six big data metrics that drive quality of hire. The big one: referrals by recruiter by search project. more »

May 29, 2015
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Return to Sender: Why Candidates Keep Ignoring your Recruiting Emails

With the proliferation of increasingly sophisticated sourcing systems and solutions available to recruiters today, finding top talent today is easier than ever before, more »

May 29, 2015
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The Problem with Job Boards Is…

Too many unqualified applicants. Poor candidate pipeline. High cost-per-hire.   more »

May 29, 2015
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What Value can Procurement Bring to the Table After a Contract has Been Signed?

To what extent does your organisation tap into its procurement team’s expertise before, during and after tendering for a new recruitment supplier? more »

May 28, 2015
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Searching for Talent through Social Media

It is well recognized in the recruitment sector that the way people search for a job has been changing since the arrival of digital and social media channels to the mainstream way back in 2000 more »

May 28, 2015
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The Digital Divide: Attracting, Retaining and Future Proofing your Workforce

The disparity between the digital haves and have-nots has resulted in a global war for talent. Simply put, demand far outweighs supply more »

May 28, 2015
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How to Make Sure you Know Exactly Who you’re Hiring

As the ousted former CEO of Yahoo!, the disgraced Dean at MIT , the publically shamed past President of IBM or the would-be head football coach at Notre Dame can tell you more »

May 28, 2015
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Is Twitter the New LinkedIn for Recruiting?

While LinkedIn has long been the favourite social media platform among recruiters for sourcing candidates, it looks as though Twitter is planning to reposition its role in the social media hiring process. more »

May 28, 2015
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6 Must Knows for a Better Candidate Experience

We’ve talked before about how devastating ignoring candidates can be to your business — and guess what? The rules haven’t changed. more »

May 28, 2015
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How to Maximise Your Spend on Job Boards

One of the biggest issues that recruitment agencies struggle with is the constant spend on job boards. Most agencies will have to use job boards at some point in order to attract candidates. more »

May 27, 2015
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Employer Brand And Candidate Experience: A Mighty Fine Line

What’s the difference between a great candidate experience and a deep, cohesive employer brand? Nothing. The two work hand in hand. more »

May 27, 2015
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Is Social Media the Key to Winning the Talent War?

There’s an assumption that everyone is au fait with social media, but they aren’t as much as you’d think. There are large gaps in knowledge, particularly in the SME space. more »

May 27, 2015
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Trends in Recruitment Tech

I have recently come across an interesting study conducted by TrustRadius titled ‘The Buyer’s Guide to Recruiting/ATS Software.’ more »

May 27, 2015
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What the Recruitment Industry can Expect From the Government Over the Next Five Years

The Conservatives are set to govern the country for the next five years after winning an overall majority of 12 seats (331 seats out of the 650 available). more »

May 27, 2015
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Only 10% of Southeast Asian Firms Have Mobile-Optimised Career Sites

Bosses in Southeast Asia could be missing opportunities to hire the best talent by failing to let job candidates apply and search for open roles from their mobile devices. more »

May 27, 2015
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5 Ways to Get More From your Recruitment Partnerships

The ability to attract and retain the best contingent staff is a challenge for all business types across all sectors. more »

May 26, 2015
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Temp Workers Benefit as Employers Struggle with Skills Shortages

Employers are turning to agency workers to enable business growth as key skills become harder to find, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). more »

May 26, 2015
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Spanish Unemployment Falls as Tide Turns on Economy

Spain posted a record drop in registered unemployment in April, as the economic resurgence gathered momentum. more »

May 26, 2015
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Business / Graduate Divide: Are Poor ‘People Skills’ Stifling UK Graduates?

New research from global management consultancy Hay Group reveals the challenges UK organisations face in sourcing graduates with the right people skills to succeed in today’s workplace. more »

May 26, 2015
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How ‘Rewarding’ is your Brand Promise?

The debate around Employer Branding moved on long ago from questions such as ‘where does financial reward sit’ as part of the EVP. more »

May 26, 2015
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Half of Employers Research Candidates on Social Media

What job seekers post on their social networking profiles can be both a blessing and a curse for their chances of finding employment, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.co.uk. more »

May 26, 2015
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BEWARE! Why Growth Could Destroy your Recruitment Business

Our industry is seeing real upturn in growth. It is seeing opportunities and openings but recruitment businesses and agencies up and down the UK are blind sighted by the light at the end of the tunnel more »

May 26, 2015
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Tech Firms Expecting Recruitment Rise in 2015

While the general outlook is good in terms of jobs in the UK tech sector, wobbles caused by the imminent general election have led to a slowdown in business activity, according to the latest KMPG/Markit Tech Monitor report. more »

May 26, 2015
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Why the Right Applicant Tracking System Will Instantly Improve Your Company’s Candidate Experience

In the expanse of the Hotel Irvine grand ballroom—nestled in the heart of sunny SouthernCalifornia—recruiters move from booth to booth like tourists along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. more »

May 22, 2015
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5 Ways to Improve Your Mobile Recruitment Experience

Our attention span doesn’t take long to dwindle. After just eight seconds of browsing, 50% of users will leave a website, and you can bet that if they’re browsing on their phone and your site isn’t mobile-ready more »

May 22, 2015
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What Do You Do When Job Candidates Ask About the Background Check?

Most job candidates will have many questions for an employer throughout the hiring process — including questions about the employment background check. more »

May 22, 2015
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6 Big Data Metrics That Drive Quality of Hire

The magic and enormous value of big data is that it reveals information that was never seen before. more »

May 22, 2015
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Why Engaging Content, Engages Job Seekers

I have seen a number of great articles recently discussing the importance of the marketing function to the recruitment industry. more »

May 22, 2015
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Recruit Top Candidates Cost Effectively

Every year, companies spend thousands of dollars on recruiting. Studies estimate that a new recruit can cost anywhere from 6 months salary to more than double the salary. more »

May 22, 2015
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How to Pawsitively Engage your Employees and Improve Retention, Pets at Home Style

Most businesses will tell you that employee engagement and retention rates are important. It not only makes an organisation more productive and profitable more »

May 21, 2015
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Lack of People Skills Biggest Challenge in Grad Recruitment, Research Shows

A lack of strong people skills among graduate candidates is a rising concern for UK recruiters, new research from global management consultancy Hay Group has found. more »

May 21, 2015
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Recruiting on Facebook is This Easy

As LinkedIn introduce yet another round of changes that reduces its usefulness for hiring is it time to include the 1.44 billion people using Facebook in your search? more »

May 21, 2015
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Venturi Announced as Finalists at the Global Recruiter Awards

Venturi is very proud to announce they have been shortlisted as finalists at the Global Recruiter Awards 2015 for their In-House Training. more »

May 21, 2015
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Stop Losing Candidates – Up Your Recruitment Dating Game

We’ve all been there: you’ve finally managed to find the ideal candidate for that really hard-to-fill role and you’ve gotten them to the final interview stage – or even secured an offer more »

May 21, 2015
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The Difference Between Cost Per Applicant and Cost Per Hire

Our industry has been gravitating toward metrics more and more in the last several years, and it’s served us well. more »

May 21, 2015
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Agency Recruitment is Not Dying. It’s Growing!

This has become a cause of great hilarity for me, to be honest. So many buffoons predicting the demise of recruiters. more »

May 21, 2015
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Candidate Experience: Recruiters, Stop Making Excuses

I was recently speaking with a friend who happened to be looking for work as an HR practitioner, too. And as you can imagine, our shared experiences slid quickly from swapping war stories more »

May 21, 2015
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Disruptive Innovation – How to Implement New Tech for Maximum Recruitment Results

Embrace disruption, avoid chaos – For hundreds of years, technological innovations have made a huge impact on all aspects of our working lives. more »

May 20, 2015
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How to Identify Top Candidates on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. According to Forbes, it is in direct competition with traditional recruiting agencies and a lot of people will turn to the platform as their first point of call more »

May 20, 2015
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Facebook Recruiting – How Recruiting Has Evolved

I’ve been preparing a keynote speech for a Recruiting event this month – and in doing so have had cause to revisit the ways that recruiting has evolved. And also some ways in which it is yet to have fully evolved! more »

May 20, 2015
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Employee Well Being: What Does it Mean for Recruiting and Retention?

Yoh has embarked on a study, in cooperation with HRO Today, to determine how employees feel about job security. more »

May 20, 2015
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8 Signs That You’re Probably Stuck in a Talent Time Warp

Just because the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession doesn’t mean that your talent mentality has also rebounded. more »

May 20, 2015
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Is Ethical Recruitment the Way Forward?

A clear indication of a booming jobs market is the news that 1,400 new recruitment companies have started up business in the last year. more »

May 20, 2015
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Why Becoming A Brand Is Important For Efficient Recruitment

An organization is bound to have established more than one goal and a mission statement. Branding moulds all aspects of an organization–such as culture, raison d’etre, values, mission and more more »

May 20, 2015
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The New Search: Attracting the Best Candidates in a Talent-Driven Era

Attracting the right candidates in this environment begins with understanding how job search has evolved. Just like we browse the web daily for information more »

May 19, 2015
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Recruiting? 5 Reasons Why You Need Social Media

It still surprises me when I can’t find one of the employers that we recruit for on social media.  more »

May 19, 2015
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Social Recruitment: Will New Tool Give Employers Pick of the Candidates?

In an increasingly candidate-driven market, a new tool from Monster matches social media users’ skills with relevant job opportunities. Cath Everett finds out more. more »

May 19, 2015
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How Cloud Solutions can Improve your Recruitment and Hiring Process

In today’s busy job market recruiters are constantly on the lookout for new technologies to make the hiring process faster, more efficient and better organized. more »

May 19, 2015
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Research Reveals UK Recruiters are in the Dark About Compliance

A quarter of UK recruitment agencies are unsure whether recent HMRC legislation will affect their business and many aren’t recording important documentation more »

May 19, 2015
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Data: Referrals Strongly Impact Retention and Depend on Employee Performance

Are you paying close attention to the trends coming out of your referral program? If you aren’t, you should. It’s good stuff. more »

May 19, 2015
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Where Next for the Recruitment Industry? The Potential Impact of the Conservative Government for Recruiters

A week after the Conservative party won the general election, the recruitment industry is taking stock of the party’s manifesto and looking at what the Conservative future may hold more »

May 19, 2015
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Industry Experts Collaborate to Create New Managed Service Solution

Research by the REC records that in the financial year ending in 2014, the recruitment sector grew by 8.2% to 28.7 billion, a trend industry experts see continuing into 2015 and beyond. more »

May 18, 2015
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For American Women, it’s Been a Very Slow, Tough Road to the Boardroom

Compared to the progress at European companies, American businesses are slow pokes. more »

May 18, 2015
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Should Mobile form Part of your Recruitment Strategy?

One of the most frequent complains of CEOs is the difficulty they have in finding the right skillset. It can often be a time consuming and expensive process that more »

May 18, 2015
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Strong Trend in New Jobs Continued in April Despite Election Jitters

Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor: A Strong April – “We’ve seen increases from every angle; month-on-month, year-on-year for both job opportunities and those seeking new roles” more »

May 18, 2015
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The Importance of Graduate Programmes and How to Set One up – Talk Talk Style

Graduates are tomorrow’s customers and as such can offer great insight and diversity of thought into how businesses can improve their service offering and remain at the forefront of their industries more »

May 18, 2015
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5 Recruitment Priorities for the new Business Secretary

Now we have a new secretary of state for business I thought it would be interesting to examine what I feel the recruitment industries priorities should be for Sajid Javid. more »

May 18, 2015
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UK Jobseeker Interest in Mental Health Roles Soars

As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, data from Indeed – the UK’s no. 1 jobsite – reveals that searches for roles in mental health rose by 16% between March 2014 and March 2015. more »

May 18, 2015
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Social Media Recruiting and Hiring with the LinkedIn Job Feature

Many small business owners I know, myself included, don’t think of social media as a source of hiring. That’s the realm of big business with big budgets. more »

May 18, 2015
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How Recruiters can Leverage the Changing Face of Managed Service

Research by the REC records that in the financial year ending in 2014, the recruitment sector grew by 8.2% to 28.7 billion, a trend industry experts see continuing into 2015 and beyond. more »

May 18, 2015
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City Job Vacancies Continue to Rise in April 2015

As confidence in the UK economy grows, the number of jobs in the City continued to increase in April, up 3% compared to the same time last year. more »

May 15, 2015
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APSCo Responds to ONS Employment Figures

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), employment increased by 202,000 in the three months to March driving the employment rate to 73.5%. more »

May 15, 2015
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35% of Employers Less Likely to Interview Applicants They can’t Find Online

Avoiding a professional online presence may be hurting your chances of finding a new job. More than one third of employers (35 percent) say they are less likely to interview job candidates more »

May 15, 2015
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Keeping It Easy – Top Tips To Improve Your Candidate Experience

What would happen if you looked at your recruitment processes through the eyes of a candidate? As the economy improves and more candidates look for their ideal roles more »

May 15, 2015
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Can You Tell When Your Candidates Are Lying?

According to a study* carried out by the University of Massachusetts, the majority of people cannot hold a ten minute conversation with a stranger without fibbing at least once. more »

May 15, 2015
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Australian Jobseekers Among Most Likely Liars in Asia-Pacific

Australia is one of the most mature markets in the Asia-Pacific region when it comes to background screening – but this doesn’t mean that Aussie employers are unlikely to discover that their potential new hires have lied to them. more »

May 15, 2015
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5 Ways To Turn Your Brand From ‘Meh’ To ‘Legendary’

When you’re at work, do you feel like you are living out a scene from the movie “Office Space” or “The Internship”? Some companies’ workplace culture is rife with insane, unproductive activities and poor managerial behavior. more »

May 15, 2015
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