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Slow off the mobile mark? Google’s cracking down…



Whilst our previous blog “Mobile Recruiting: It’s not just the technology… “, outlined the importance of…

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Added by Laura Purt on July 12, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Recruitment Process: It's marketing's prime-time...

Recruitment marketing comes in all shapes and sizes, but what does it really say to candidates when an organisation goes the extra mile?

Examples of this can be seen in the following job advertisements. As you look through them consider what impression they would give you as a potential candidate……

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Added by Laura Purt on July 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Unemployable Graduate: And the great skills gap… [Part 3]

“Without a remedy for this mismatch of demand and supply, we forecast that by 2020 there will be a global shortfall of 85m high and middle skills workers for the labour market.”



This worrying…

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Added by Laura Purt on June 13, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

A Good Candidate Experience: “There’s really no excuse not to...”

The latest meeting of the Talent Forum discussed the question 'Does your brand help or hinder your talent strategy?' Speakers from international employers…

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Added by Laura Purt on May 1, 2013 at 11:59am — 12 Comments

Mobile Recruiting: It’s not just about the technology…

Since February 2010, the number of job-seekers with smartphones has risen from 43% to 76% - almost doubling in two years. Whilst this is not necessarily surprising considering the current surge in technology for smartphones, what are the implications of this on job sites and the recruitment sector as a whole?…

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Added by Laura Purt on April 26, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

The Employee Value Proposition: Get in touch with its human side…

According to research undertaken by the Corporate Leadership Council an effective EVP can:

  • Increase how committed new hires are by 29%…
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Added by Laura Purt on March 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Employer Branding: A sneak-peek into the workplace

Over the past few years the job market has become increasingly competitive, making it not only hard for job-seekers to stand out from the crowd and land their dream job but also making it challenging for employers to spot the best candidates and convince them to come on board. The war for top talent is back on and companies have had to use all available resources to reach…

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Added by Laura Purt on March 18, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Fear of Feedback

Do you welcome feedback or does it fill you with dread? Do you live for the constant updates on Twitter and other social media sites or do you wait for more traditional views over time? ….Or do you just ignore everything?

In this fast paced, open society that we live…

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Added by Laura Purt on March 1, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Interview Questions: And robotic answers...

          Question:

                    Why should we pick you...    

                              Describe how you overcame a difficult work situation...

                                        How would your friends describe you in…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 25, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

HR Technology in a Nutshell

Over the last four days we've considered how HR technology and business strategy can be leveraged to promote beneficial and long-lasting client-specialist relationships: embracing HR technology to boost the efficiency and clarity of your processes,…
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Added by Laura Purt on February 22, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Employer Branding Videos: Actions speak louder than words...

In a recent interview by Human Factor’s Syed Zafar Mehdi, the CEO of Reinventa Dee Oceans, Davide Sialpi, said:

“If the company has built a strong and authentic employer brand experience, it means the company has effectively focused on satisfying employee’s tangible and intangible needs.”…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 15, 2013 at 5:03am — No Comments

Workforce Planning: Does your candidate experience undermine the plan?

No matter how thorough your workforce planning process, shortages in the availability of candidates with the required 

If effective workforce planning is the ‘right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time’, then the quality of the journey into the organisation is crucial…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 13, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Talent Boards 2012 Candidate Experience Research: A Summary

The release of The Talent Boards white-paper outlining research from last year’s …

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Added by Laura Purt on February 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Candidate Experience: A consumer dilemma...

Think back to the most important item you ever bought. Whether it was a house, a car, an engagement ring or a much sought-after collectible, I’m sure you did your research - consulted reviews, comparison sites, friends, relatives and maybe even the experts. Every buy…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 8, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments

Are You Embracing Recruitment's Black Hole?

Do you ask candidates for feedback on your recruitment process? Not just the successful ones but the unsuccessful as well?If you do, how in-depth do you go and how do you use the data to positively impact future recruitment? And if you don’t, you’re missing out...

Many people talk about how to manage recruitment’s black hole, understand it or even outwit it but what about…

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Added by Laura Purt on November 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Game Changers of Recruitment Technology

‘Recruitment will always remain a high-touch people business but what these products show us is that the right technology, applied at the right time, can make us even better at what we do, whether it’s working faster, smarter or in completely new ways.’…

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Added by Laura Purt on October 29, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

The Employer Brand - Your biggest candidate draw...

On the hunt...

You know the sector you wish to work for, the skills you can offer and what drives you to succeed, but what influences your decision to apply? Whether you’re looking for a temporary role to cover a short period in-between…

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Added by Laura Purt on October 19, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments

Companies get creative: Three ways to use social media to attract top talent

Due to a global skills shortage, 65% of organisations have experienced problems resourcing in the past year. There has never been a better time for companies to get creative with recruitment and as organisations increasingly invest in social media to build their online communities, what is being done to stand out in this vast and ever-changing social landscape?

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Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

SW Recruitment Society Event - The importance of a great candidate experience

As the first event held by the newly established South West and South Wales Recruitment Society, it was an undeniable success. Entering a room filled with lively chatter, curiosity took hold. It was easy to see why this event was so popular.

Sponsored by TMP UK and Penna and hosted by David Thompson the Chair of the South West and…

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Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

The Unemployable Graduate: Who can help?

Having held the position of the unemployed yet determined (and increasingly frantic) job-hunting graduate not so long ago, I can appreciate the predicament that is currently facing the UK’s new and, indeed not-so-new, graduates.  A predicament that is encompassed by a mixture of continual rejection, thoughtless companies that fail to acknowledge your painstakingly thought-out application and, the ever so occasional, ecstatic jumping up and down as you’re invited to an…

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Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 7:10am — No Comments

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