Laura Purt's Blog (53)

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

Time for a Red Nose Day Building Bake Off!

big bake As big supporters of Comic Relief - and inspired to don our baking hats more than once by the Great British Bake Off - we thought we’d get involved this year by organising our very own 'Building Bake Off'.…

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Added by Laura Purt on March 15, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Interviews: How to prep for success

How do you prepare for an interview? Are you a meticulous and thorough researcher or a candidate that improvises on the spot? Recent research from Randstad reveals the secret to successful interview prep, outlining that in such a competitive job…

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Added by Laura Purt on March 8, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Recruitment Technology: Do you speak 'GEEK'?

When Alan Turing developed a model for the first …

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Added by Laura Purt on March 6, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Measuring Your Candidate Experience: The technology matters…

By gathering feedback before and after a recruitment process has been carried out, organisations can build an understanding of how they are perceived and how their recruitment process affects that perception. However, the method a company chooses to measure their candidate experience can significantly affect the accuracy, impact and influence these results have on their recruitment strategy and within the wider…

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Added by Laura Purt on March 5, 2013 at 6:48am — 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

The UK Candidate Experience Awards: The inaugural event

Yesterday afternoon saw the opening of the first Candidate Experience Awards in the UK. Their presence highlights the significant place the candidate experience now holds within UK recruitment strategy and we hope to see its position and importance only increase in the coming…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 27, 2013 at 11:02am — 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

Client Service: The Final Touch

Previous blog articles highlighted the importance of consistently professional and clear …
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Added by Laura Purt on February 21, 2013 at 5:18am — No Comments

Software Training Made Simple

For many technology companies, business revolves around software that requires client training. Therefore, a comprehensive and straightforward training program is always a necessity.



Unfortunately quite often software training can…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 20, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Da Vinci's advice for new client on-boarding

After all the time spent on building a relationship with a potential client and then getting the contract signed, the next steps of the process should be consistent with the professionalism, efficiency and client-care that have been demonstrated so far. However with the growing pressure to…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 19, 2013 at 4:55am — No Comments

Recruitment Technology: Friend or Foe?

Unsurprisingly, over the past few decades almost every aspect of our daily lives has been influenced by technological devices. HR has been no exception and there has been an exponential increase in technology-based solutions in the recruitment and human resources sector.



However, many…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 18, 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

Attraction Strategy: Merely an innovation of creativity?

The recent decision by the RAD Awards not to shortlist, or appoint a winner due to the quality of the entrants for their candidate experience category raises some interesting questions regarding the candidate experience and its perceived place within recruitment marketing. The fact that the category was introduced…

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Added by Laura Purt on January 31, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Struggling to concentrate in the office? "Go outside and play..."

Do you remember as a child always being told to ‘go outside and play’? We’ve all heard it, whether we liked to watch TV, read a book or play games, the outdoors was always a better alternative according to our elders. Though we didn’t realise it at the time, it widened our perspectives, expanded our…

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Added by Laura Purt on January 24, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments

Employee Engagement: What makes a company desirable to work for?

Employee engagement is essential in the workplace as it not only ensures the happiness of employees but has also been proven to increase productivity by 69% and decrease turnover by 14.9%. Its impact upon…

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Added by Laura Purt on January 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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