There is a general consensus amongst search firms (and even some internal recruitment teams) that a face to face interview removes the need for a formal English testing assessment. Recently, we challenged a senior director from a large recruitment business to challenge their views on whether a face to face interview will always be better than an English test at testing the English competence of a candidate. Having originally dismissed the need for an English testing service on the basis… Continue
Added by Emma Osborne on July 10, 2014 at 10:42am —
We’ve spoken previously about how Examagram is an excellent value add for any internal or external recruitment team, even those who interview all candidates face to face. When we approach most recruitment agencies, the response is almost exclusively very good. It doesn’t take a genius to see the commercial benefits of a free recruitment tool… Continue
Added by Emma Osborne on July 10, 2014 at 10:38am —
To back up all the stats about how well the economy is doing, the great news is that recruitment companies are hiring again. Given how marginal (in terms of profitability) many recruitment companies have been in the last few years, they must be confident that there is a volume of business to be won.
What is surprising is how many mid and large agencies are outsourcing the training of their new consultants to external…
Added by Alex Moyle on July 10, 2014 at 8:00am —
I sometimes think people are thinking far too hard and becoming much too confused about the whole recruitment process and how to attract applicants.
Job boards to me are the ideal and only place I would look for jobs. Why? Because it is so bloody simple. I register and set up some search terms so that… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on June 19, 2014 at 6:30am —
April 2013 saw the greatest shake up of the NHS since its formation in 1948. Under the Conservative Government all Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) were abolished and replaced with two new types of organisations: Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Continue
The outgoing PCTs had been in operation for just over 10 years and were responsible for all the funding and commissioning of services throughout the NHS in England. The new CCGs…
Added by Sarah Diamond on June 6, 2014 at 5:30am —
After spending 8 years in corporate finance at Intel, Army Reserve Officer Rob Polston was deployed to Afghanistan. Upon his return to the company, he eagerly jumped on the opportunity to be a part of the veterans recruiting and staffing program that Intel was developing. Since then, Rob has continued to set new… Continue
Added by kpfled on June 5, 2014 at 4:00pm —
While browsing Twitter recently I noticed an organisation that was offering an all in recruitment advertising service for less than £200 (about $335), so I got in touch. Not because I have any jobs to advertise, but because I was curious. Here's what they told me:
"We will write your advert ensuring it is… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on June 3, 2014 at 5:30am —
The latest Pulse Survey of Hiring Intentions from the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) shows 61 per cent of responding RCSA members predict an increase in the demand for permanent recruitment services over the next three months. In addition, 50 per cent expect an increase for on-hire workers over the time period.
“The Pulse Survey of Hiring Intentions and the Department of Employments’ Internet Vacancy Index, both…
Added by Elaine McKelvey on June 2, 2014 at 8:24pm —
With the global war for talent showing no sign of slowing down, the issue of how employers and recruiters can attract the best candidates remains a contentious issue within the industry.
Finding new, talented people is critical to the growth and success of all companies. Across a wide range of industries, companies are finding that demand for skills is far outweighing supply, and as this skills gap continues to widen, are having to think more creatively as to how to beat the… Continue
Added by Stephanie Mills on June 2, 2014 at 5:13am —
During the hiring process, there are a number of characteristics employers have to look for in new recruits and one of which is trustworthiness.
If you're in search of a new employee for your business, then there must be a certain level of trust in order to create a worry-free work environment.
Added by Dave on May 29, 2014 at 1:33pm —
When have you been most confident at work, in any job?
I strongly suspect it was when you had a high level of competence in that job.
I recently had reason to recall the start of my recruitment agency career, in London twenty five years ago. I was twenty two years old. I was working in an office for the first time. I was living out of home for the first time. I was resident in a country that was not my own. I was in a job that I had zero previous experience in… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on May 27, 2014 at 7:08am —
Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their parents. This goes on and on… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on May 22, 2014 at 10:35am —
Many businesses struggle for ways to improve their overall value, and spend a lot of time searching for new markets to expand their business into. This can be done through the implementation of new technologies to improve the efficiency of various processes, as well as hiring external consultants. While these methods of growth can be effective, hiring an executive recruitment firm will give you the best results… Continue
Added by Simon Hopes on April 28, 2014 at 9:30am —
Tomorrow, hundreds of in-house HR and recruiting professionals will converge on San Diego for the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo – “the only conference designed specifically to help talent acquisition leaders improve the performance, value and recognition of the in-house recruiting function.”…
Added by Courtney Byrd on April 21, 2014 at 4:15pm —
Job interviews can be stressful at the best of times. That's understandable - especially if it's for a job you really want. The reality is, far too many people fail their interview before they really get started - because they don't prepare properly and they don't present the best image of themselves.
Added by Peter Ellington on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am —
You don't found 4 companies without having a prodigious knack for hiring the right people. More specifically, you don't found 4 of the most successful, innovative, and exciting new age companies without having a prodigious knack for hiring the right people. X.com (later merged with Paypal), SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity are all the brainchildren of one Elon Musk, whose fearless trailblazing attitude towards new-age tech has made him something of a demi-god among… Continue
Added by Robert Stevenson on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm —
There's an old recruitment joke that's been doing the rounds for years about a recently deceased HR Manager (insert lawyer, management consultant etc) arriving at the Pearly Gates and being given a tour of Heaven… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am —
No matter how far we think businesses have come with respect to recruitment and employment practices, there are always plenty of reminders that old habits die hard.
One of these old habits is the classic client response to a recruiter who requests a job description; ‘I don't need a job description,… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm —
Are you sitting comfortably? then I will begin.
Storytelling for brands and for recruitment has been around for years but social media allows us to have more impact and deliver to a greater reach.
With all this noise, now more than ever recruiters need to consider…
Added by Amanda Ashworth on March 9, 2014 at 7:35am —
It’s no secret that the world of recruitment is all pretty new to me, and as it rolls up to my second month at Enigma People Solutions I have made a few observations of the industry. The one that jumps out to me is how the industry is judged. Call it naivety but I had not realised the reputation recruiters, in particular IT recruiters, had in today’s market, they seem to be painted as the villains of the recruitment world. What seems… Continue
Added by Enigma People Soultions on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am —