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Why Social Recruiting is Actually Really Difficult

Earlier this year, employer branding firm Universum released a four-part study, “2020 Outlook: the Future of Employer Branding.”  more »

August 4, 2015
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Germany – Temporary Worker Number Rise

The number of temporary workers in Germany increased by 5.4% to 791,100 in May 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Federal Employment Agency (BA). more »

August 4, 2015
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Emerging Markets, Emerging Issues: Talent Mobility and Global Recruiting

In the increasingly interconnected world of work, teams, employers and candidates continue to adopt the technologies more »

August 4, 2015
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The Advantages of Big Data Recruiting

If you work in human resources, chances are good that you’ve heard a thing or two about big data recruiting. more »

August 4, 2015
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Talent Sortage in Singapore Rises “Sharply”

Amid a tight labour market, employers in Singapore are facing increased difficulty in finding suitable applicants, according to ManpowerGroup’s talent shortage survey. more »

August 4, 2015
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5 Ways to Build a Standout Employer Brand on a Budget

Every talent acquisition manager wants to build a great employer brand. It’s a powerful tool for recruiting the best candidates for your open positions more »

August 4, 2015
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How to Attract and Maintain Talented Employees?

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as the name suggests operate on a smaller level and thus can always be short on their budgets for carrying out the business activities. more »

August 4, 2015
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Recruiting the Right Candidates: The Use and Misuse of Background Checks

Your company is hiring for a new position. You have interviewed several unsuitable candidates and are starting to worry, but then in walks the star applicant. more »

August 4, 2015
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5 Steps to Better Retention and Recruiting

The struggle to capture and retain talent has been raging since the recession’s end. With the balance of employment power having shifted to job holders and candidates more »

August 4, 2015
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Advice for Reviewing a Video Interview

There’s a lot of advice out there for candidates completing a video interview, from how to avoid any technical issues, to what to wear. more »

August 4, 2015
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How to Snag Your Dream Candidate Without Going Broke: Speed, Fit, and Focus

Recruiting is a numbers game, but that doesn’t mean the only number that matters is the one with a dollar sign in front of it. Many organizations wonder how they can land top candidates without paying above-market compensation more »

August 4, 2015
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How to adapt your recruitment and HR strategy to wearable technology

Love them or loathe them you cannot ignore wearable devices and to say they are expected to take the world by storm is no exaggeration. So how can these be implemented into a recruitment strategy? more »

August 4, 2015
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Japan – Labour Market Continues ‘On Recovery Path’

The unemployment rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 3.4% in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced. more »

August 3, 2015
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Your Employer Brand – Learning to Love Disruption

Disruption – what a confusing and shape shifting term. Until recently you wouldn’t want to give house space to disruption. It meant nothing but bad news. more »

August 3, 2015
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5 Ways an ATS Reinvents Recruiting (Infographic)

It’s a perfect Monday morning: the coffee is warm, the laptop is on, and you are all set to start the task of the day. more »

August 3, 2015
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How to Create a Winning Candidate Attraction Strategy

The holy grail of finding the right candidates can be a lot eas­ier than you think. But first you need to under­stand the two dynam­ics of dev­elop­ing a 360 degree perspective of your complete can­di­date attrac­tion strategy. more »

August 3, 2015
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5 Best Practices to Proactively Find and Recruit High Potential Talent

Unfortunately for employers, great talent doesn’t grow on trees. Highly skilled, experienced candidates with high potential can sometimes be hard to come by more »

July 31, 2015
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The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make with their Employee Referral Programs

Most large companies – and an increasing amount of mid-sized and smaller companies – have some sort of employee referral system, and for good reason more »

July 31, 2015
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Advertised Salaries Fall to 11-Month Low

Advertised salaries have fallen to an 11-month low, as growth in the workforce is driven by lower-paid roles and part-time positions, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. more »

July 31, 2015
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Randstad Sees European Business ‘Accelerating’ in Q2

Randstad, the second largest staffing firm in the world, today reported revenue for the second quarter quarter ending 30 June 2015 of €4.8 billion, an increase of 7% on an organic basis compared with €4.3 billion a year ago. more »

July 31, 2015
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Why Women in Hong Kong are Quitting their Jobs

A latest survey from the The Census and Statistics Department revealed that taking care of family is the major reason why women leave their jobs. more »

July 31, 2015
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The Cost of an Employer Brand

As candidates gain more insight into what it’s like to work at an organization through reviews and ratings and sites like Glassdoor, employers have started to put a larger emphasis on employer branding strategies. more »

July 31, 2015
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Social Recruiting Gets A Reality Check

The volume of traffic on social media today is staggering. As of spring of this year Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn combined had more than 2 billion monthly active users more »

July 31, 2015
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What’s in a Quality Hire?

As employment brand takes center stage for companies looking to hire top quality talent, the question on everyone’s minds is “What does quality look like?” more »

July 30, 2015
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How to Learn More About a Candidate’s Personality With Social Media

With social media becoming an ever growing resource for recruiters, it was great to receive this guest post from Molly Owens, CEO of Truity with advice on how using social media can help more »

July 30, 2015
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The Role of a Recruiter in Running an Effective Recruitment Process

Before I started working in recruitment there was a sense of mystery around exactly what a recruiter does. A sentiment shared no doubt by a number of others. more »

July 30, 2015
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Why are 85% Of German Employees Disengaged at Work?

I often write about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how being recognized is critical to our sense of fulfillment, hence, our productivity at work. more »

July 30, 2015
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5 Tips on Using SnapChat for Your Employer Brand

It’s 2015 so I think we’ve all heard the phrase, “Keep calm and keep Snapchatting,” right? If not, then you must not work in recruiting or in the employer branding space. more »

July 30, 2015
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TheJobPost matching algorithm wins further £250k funding award from Innovate UK

TheJobPost has received a further funding award of £250k  from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. more »

July 29, 2015
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The Changing Landscape of Online Recruiting

It’s no secret that the landscape for recruiting has changed dramatically with the rise of social media. In the early stages, recruiters felt they were ‘recruiting’ on social media more »

July 29, 2015
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How to Attract in Demand Candidates

The recruitment world has undergone a dramatic shift over the past decade; the rise of Facebook and Twitter has given our clients their own opportunities to engage with candidates directly more »

July 29, 2015
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Businesses Should Embrace the Rugby World Cup…Or Face Unauthorised Employee Absence

Following findings of its latest survey,CV-Library (www.cv-library.co.uk), the UK’s leading independent job board, has announced that businesses should consider embracing the Rugby World Cup more »

July 29, 2015
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UK Labour Force Working Longer Hours Due to Technology

The impact of workplace technology means UK employees are working longer hours, a survey published today has revealed. more »

July 29, 2015
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The 7 Deadly Sins of Recruiting

Recruiting is a tough job. Sometimes, you’re going to make mistakes. That’s okay. As James Joyce said, mistakes are the portals of discovery. more »

July 28, 2015
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All Recruiting is Mobile Recruiting

I’m lucky (or unlucky) enough to have gone to enough recruiting related events and conferences over the past few years to realize that while mobile has progressed to the point of ubiquity more »

July 28, 2015
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China’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 5.1% this Year

The unemployment rate across 31 cities in Mainland China stayed steady at 5.1% in the first half of this year. more »

July 28, 2015
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Employer Branding: Attracting Talent

The agricultural industry is growing to meet demand, and in order to keep up with that demand, talented employees are needed.  more »

July 28, 2015
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How to Recruit the Most Talented People in The World

“No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.” In the 1990s, Sun co-founder Bill Joy thus challenged leaders to face the Knowledge Revolution. more »

July 28, 2015
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Infographic: Recruiting for Small Businesses on LinkedIn

Are you a small business looking to expand by attracting the right talent, but not sure where to begin? LinkedIn provides small businesses to access a wealth of talent more »

July 28, 2015
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3 in 4 Firms Set to Hire as Economic Conditions Get Better for Business

Seventy-four per cent of employers intend to take on permanent staff in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) more »

July 27, 2015
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8 Unwarranted Concerns About Video Interviewing

“Sigh, my company has asked me to look into testing out video interviewing,” groaned the HR manager. more »

July 27, 2015
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Record Number of Greek Workers Looking at UK Jobs

CV-Library (www.cv-library.co.uk), the UK’s leading independent job board, has today announced how a record number of Greek workers are searching for jobs in the UK, following the country’s current debt crisis. more »

July 27, 2015
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Study Reveals In-House Recruiters Stuck in Administrative Mode

In-house recruiters spend nearly two hours each day on administrative tasks, according to a study conducted by Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions. more »

July 27, 2015
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Brits are a Bunch of Skivers! Over Half Pull Sickies Despite Not Being Ill

Almost 60% of Brits have pulled a sickie from work in the past three years despite not being ill, new research has revealed. more »

July 27, 2015
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Business Culture is Becoming More Digitally Mature – BUT People are Lagging Behind

New research among senior management has revealed that global brands are beginning to see a new business culture emerge as a result of digital transformation. more »

July 27, 2015
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Recruitment: Seeing Beyond the Stereotypes

One of the biggest challenges that recruiters have always faced is something that sounds much simpler than it is: matching the right candidates to the right roles. more »

July 24, 2015
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How to Handle an Awkward Interview

Hiring managers are a notoriously judgmental group of people—nearly half of employers (49 percent) say they can tell within the first five minutes of interviewing more »

July 24, 2015
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July Twitter Video Chat: The Biggest Recruiting Issues Right Now

Since Daft Punk put it into plain English, we’ve been striving to help recruiters work harder, better, faster, and stronger. more »

July 24, 2015
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Why Job Boards Remain Popular

With social media making big strides in the job vacancy advertising arena, job boards and other sources play a more important part than ever in the ‘recruitment mix’. more »

July 24, 2015
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Recruiting for cyber security: What businesses need to know

When it comes to cyber security, figuring out what you need is the easy part. Figuring out who you need, can be tricky more »

July 24, 2015
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Recruiting on the move: how to run your recruitment business from a tablet

Modern technology has pretty much changed everything from the way we shop, to the way we manage our money and everything else in-between. It’s also changed the way we work; it even means you can operate a recruitment agency from a mobile device. more »

July 24, 2015
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Three in four firms set to hire as economic conditions get better for business – REC

Seventy-four per cent of employers intend to take on permanent staff in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). more »

July 23, 2015
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White Paper: 4 Things That Slow Down Fast Hiring

The State of Talent Acquisition study showed it’s keeping talent-acquisition leaders up at night. more »

July 23, 2015
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Interviewing Shy Candidates (and How Video Interviewing Can Help)

A successful hiring manager recognizes that personality type plays a major role in the hiring process. While some people have no problem walking into an interview and answering questions rapid-fire style more »

July 23, 2015
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Recruiting Technology Gets Us Lost

I live five miles from the HarQen offices at 1830 N Hubbard Street in Milwaukee, WI. I have been driving there for ages. Yesterday I got lost coming to work and the implications for recruitment technology are huge. more »

July 23, 2015
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The Top 20 Employee Referral Program Best Practices

Employee referrals are the #1 source of quality candidates for the most successful organizations, resulting in faster hires, improved employee retention levels and higher profitability. more »

July 23, 2015
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Why Aren’t There More Women in Tech?

According to Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, women made up 37% of all computer science graduates in 1984. Today, that same figure is less than 18%. more »

July 23, 2015
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An Interview with Jayne Davis, Category Manager for SUPC

Having been awarded a place on the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) Framework for Temporary Agency Staffing Services more »

July 22, 2015
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7 Rules for Employee Engagement

Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A! more »

July 22, 2015
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How to Find and Develop Top Sales Talent

Most small business owners know the results their sales team get can make or break their business. But before you hire a salesperson more »

July 22, 2015
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77% of Candidates will Accept a Lower Salary After a Positive Hiring Experience

It’s no secret that salary is often one of the biggest drivers of a candidate’s decision to accept a job offer. Who wouldn’t want to make more money, right? more »

July 22, 2015
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Niche Job Boards – Boom or Bust?

I recently spoke with the manager of a job board that belongs to a large association. We were courting on them to join our job network and to use our job board platform. more »

July 22, 2015
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Why businesses – and job boards – fail

I’ve been doing lots of reading (and re-reading) in preparation for this fall’s workshop on Branding, and it has me thinking about why companies thrive, just get by, or fail. more »

July 22, 2015
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6 Strategies to Effectively Use Video In Your Recruitment Efforts

Video is a part of our everyday lives. It’s what we use when we need to find out how to put together furniture, the thing we scroll past in our Facebook newsfeed 200 times a day and how we share special moments with family and friends. more »

July 22, 2015
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Job Hunters Go the Extra Mile for a Driving Licence

A survey from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library (www.cv-library.co.uk), reveals that UK job hunters believe having a driving licence makes them more employable. more »

July 21, 2015
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Strong Trend in Jobs Market Back on Track.

Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor: “The growth in jobs and opportunities that we have been predicting throughout 2015 is back on track,” says Hakan Enver, Operations Director Morgan McKinley more »

July 21, 2015
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From #nextgreatleader to Next Great Leaders

With a heritage tracing back to 1874, men’s fashion brand Lyle and Scott wanted to represent their brand’s recent successes in youth culture. more »

July 21, 2015
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Active vs. Passive Candidates: Who Would You Prefer to Hire?

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear…” more »

July 21, 2015
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3 New Types of Candidate Content to Elevate Your Employment Branding Efforts

The race for the right candidates is moving faster than ever and recruiters are responding by trying out new ideas to reach the best and brightest. more »

July 21, 2015
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Employers Are Losing More Candidates as Time to Fill Continues to Grow

It’s taking companies longer than at any time in the last 15 years — maybe even  longer than ever — to fill a job, and that languor is losing them candidates. more »

July 21, 2015
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