We’ve all seen them. Those annoyingly entertaining mimes who pull themselves down a sidewalk with an imaginary rope, or ride an imaginary escalator down behind a barricade. But the one they are probably the most well-known for is the imaginary box that has seemed to trap them. They can press on the walls, scream, pound their fists – but nothing penetrates that box!
If you are a HR…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on December 3, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Now that the New Year is approaching, you might be thinking about getting a new job. It is a common time for people to move from one position to another as they realise that they need to seek new opportunities to work towards their goals and aspirations. Don’t feel overwhelmed if you are in the same boat when it comes to your information technology (IT) career, as there are plenty of positions that may be of interest to you.…Continue
Added by Simon Hopes on November 29, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Recruiting new staff is challenging and stressful…To avoid making hiring mistakes, it’s best to plan ahead. So apart from advertising the vacancies, looking at the time it takes to hire, getting the right number and quality of applicants and dealing with the admin burden, what else do employers need to look at? If handled properly, the hiring process can deliver a constant…Continue
Added by Irina Nagy on November 28, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments
One of the things that has struck me over the years as a recruiter is the frequent reference to the industry as a ‘necessary evil’. While I don’t agree with the statement, I do understand where it comes from.
As recruiters our core assets are not stock or products, but people, or more accurately, people’s potential, so we have a huge responsibility to get things right. There are many firms who don’t acknowledge the same level of…Continue
Added by Rana Hein-Hartmann on November 22, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments
Branding is important and we all know that. A strong brand can make a company, and a weak brand can break it. Employer branding is even more important and I’ve mentioned why several times – a good employer branding takes an organization’s company culture, values, and story and makes it part of the overall brand. Moreover, employer branding is meant to directly impact an…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about threads shaping HR’s future, SEO in 2014, measuring hiring quality, helpful sourcing tools and Microsoft’s employee review system.
Now on to our favorite articles to read this week. Here are the articles that interested us (in no particular order), enjoy!:…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on November 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Added by Neelam Mestry on November 15, 2013 at 4:05am — No Comments
For people who are 50-years old and would like to work again or change jobs, the job vacancies in London look very appealing. However, the job market today is a battle field for them, despite the fact that they are old hands in their field of work, applicants with less experience and fewer skills are still preferred by companies. Why? Most probably, this is because, those candidates are way younger. Although this is a painful truth, mid-lifers must face this fact.
In the past, when…Continue
Life as a recruiterhas its ups and downs from the joyous highs of making that big placement in that unfillable role to the…
Added by Gareth Hooper on November 14, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments
Today, I’ll be at the #DICETRU event in Boston talking about the candidate experience. It should be a tremendous event with great practitioners and thought leaders. My discussion will be on the whole gamut of the candidate experience and hope the discussion will take a mind of it’s own towards the needs and thoughts of the audience. As everyone knows, it…Continue
So you've just spent a stack load of $$$$ on your shiny new ATS and you're very pleased with it and rightly so. It will make life much easier for you but unless you're an expert in applicant tracking systems there are a few things you should probably know that the vendor would…Continue
If you’ve read a newspaper or watched the news lately you have no doubt been bombarded with bad news stories about how poorly the economy is doing and how tough things currently are. Sure, the economy is certainly not booming but the oversaturation of negative news items would have you believe that the sky is…Continue
The Washington Post recently published a blog that suggests there is no evidence that interviewing job applicants prompts better hiring decisions.
My own 143 years of experience in the recruitment industry (that's dog years by the way) has brought me to a place where I find myself agreeing…Continue
Added by Mitch Sullivan on November 9, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Temporary legal jobs are becoming more common and with increasingly less stigma attached, as law firms are noticing the benefits that lie in hiring temporary legal professionals.
If you are considering signing up with a specialist legal recruitment agency in the hope of acquiring a temporary legal job, you could still be…Continue
Added by Jordan Southern on November 8, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments
Employees are the cogs that keep company gears moving forward. It’s understandable that any business would want to keep those cogs well-oiled and optimized. Problems that an employee may encounter are also the company’s problems. That being said, employees are still people, and they have free will. Trying to control and manipulate them will end badly.
That point also holds true when it comes to social profiles such as LinkedIn. Companies are already attempting to dictate the content…Continue
There have been two articles these past few weeks which prompted this post; one came into our email from Imriel Morgan at Talent Puzzle, referring to the fact that “Recruitment agencies can actually save you money!”(yes,…
I’ve already talked about the importance of building a strong employer brand and how essential it is to carefully nurture the relationship with job seekers and employees in one of my previous blog posts. And I hope all businesses, no matter how big or small they are, are aware of the importance of investing time and money into building a great and attractive employer…Continue
Are you considering buying an Applicant Tracking System but questioning whether it’s worth purchasing one? Many myths surround the value and use of ATS’s and many business do not completely understand what an ATS is, what it does and why they might need one.
Following on from one of my previous …Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 30, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments