Laura Purt's Blog – August 2012 Archive (6)

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

Series round-up: What are candidates saying about you?

Over the last few months Mystery Applicant has sponsored a series of seminars on the importance of measuring the candidate experience. The seminar ‘What are candidates saying about you?’ provided an ideal opportunity for senior HR professionals to network in a supplier-free environment as they learnt about, discussed and debated recruitment innovations around…

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Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Candidate Experience - Why embracing your unsuccessful candidates could improve company performance...

Consider these two extracts from emails sent to ‘Clear Channel Communications’ Chief Talent Scout, Morgan Hoogvelt

 “…I’ve been doing this for a while and I’ve never worked with anyone in an HR capacity who took the time to inform, support and strategize with a candidate the way that you guys did with me. It’s obvious that you all care about the candidate as much…

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Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

HR Technology - Embracing the present and the future

Human Resources Oxford Dictionary definition plural nounthe personnel of a business or organisation, regarded as a significant asset in terms of skills and abilities

There is no doubting the essential role of HR within any business, large or small, however in this ever-changing digital age the increasing importance of technology within HR cannot be underestimated either. At every touch point in the recruitment and…

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Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 7:19am — 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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