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5 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD AVOID ASKING AT INTERVIEWS

Do you have any questions? This is one of the most dreaded questions candidates dislike being asked! We recently covered questions you should ask at the end of interviews but what about the ones you…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on September 12, 2017 at 5:56am — No Comments

4 THINGS JOBSEEKERS WANT FROM YOUR HIRING PROCESS

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When someone applies for a job, there are certain things potential candidates will expect from the hiring manager during the hiring process.



Often the employer’s wants/needs are highlighted while those of job seekers are overshadowed.  So here are 4 things to keep in mind that job seekers expect from you during your hiring…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on September 12, 2017 at 5:53am — No Comments

6 GREAT HR BOOKS YOU SHOULD BE READING !

In order to keep pace with the changes taking place in the business ecosystem, it is imperative for HR professionals to take every opportunity to gain knowledge and insights from every available source. 

As…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on August 16, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments

MANAGING DEPRESSION IN THE WORKPLACE A HR GUIDE

Depression can be a devastating and long-term illness that afflicts workers in all types of employment.

1 in 6 workers deal with mental health problems such as anxiety, stress or depression. With these stats increasing, every company will at some stage experience mental…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on August 2, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

Metrics You Should Be Measuring for HR Success

Hiring candidates in a perfect world goes something like this:

Step 1: Post the job opening for the position you need to fill.

Step 2: Fill that position with a qualified candidate.

Step 3: Pop the champagne bottles because you are on…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on July 14, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

MARKETING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND THROUGH A DIGITAL CV

In part 1 of our blog collaboration with Maeve Ahern O’Neill from The Branding of Me we discuss how you can market your personal brand through a digital CV  

Rezoomo’s newly launched Digital CV gives you the chance to tell your story, showcase your skills and in turn get you noticed by hiring managers.

In this blog we give you an overview of how you can use your …

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on June 27, 2017 at 5:28am — No Comments

Blog Your Way To Your Next Job ..............

If you’re already blogging, you know that operating a blog is a great way to share your perspectives, inspire discussion, and connect with like-minded individuals. But did you know that blogging can also land you a dream job?

Employers like to hire people who are well-informed and keen. That’s why you should consider adding a Blog to your social media presence or even better to a free Rezoomo digital CV.

Blogs…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on June 21, 2017 at 9:37am — No Comments

THE SOAR OF UNLIMITED HOLIDAY POLICY

Take all the time you need. Taking time off gives up the opportunity to recharge our batteries and is crucial every now and then. The majority of companies have a set number of paid days that employees can take off every year, recently there has been a rise in the number of companies offering their staff the opportunity to take as many days off as they like. This practice is highly disputed with some saying that it leaves employees confused to how much time they should take off or those in…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on June 12, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Work In HR ? Here Is A Question To Think About ...

Are you really selling your companies culture ? 

Recruitment as we know it has changed. The ball no longer lies with the recruiter but with the employee.  Job seekers especially millennials are getting fussier about where they work and are doing their homework on companies before they even apply for a role.

What you need to ask yourself at this stage is are you really selling your companies culture ?

If you are unsure or your answer is no,…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on June 12, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments

EMPLOYEE LIFE CYCLE & REZOOMO FOR SUCCESSFUL HIRING [2]

Step 2 : Recruitment 

The second stage of the employee life cycle is the employee recruitment stage.

The recruitment stage is just that; the active phase of finding great talent to join your organisation. This could be the result of an existing role becoming vacant  or a new position being created.

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Lou Adler, CEO of the Adler Group shares…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on June 8, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

EMPLOYEE LIFE CYCLE & REZOOMO FOR SUCCESSFUL HIRING [1]

Over the next three days we will be bringing you the first three of the six stages of the employee life-cycle and showing you how using Rezoomo can bring you success during those first three stages. Today we start with step one.

According to the very well-known Employee Lifecycle (ELC) model, there are six stages of engagement an organisation has with an employee.

These six stages can be illustrated as an ongoing,…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on June 7, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

IS IT TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR ATS ?

Are you happy with your applicant tracking system ? A recent survey showed that 67% of HR or recruitment professionals  are unhappy with their ATS, with the main reason being that they are not attracting or retaining top notch talent. In fact 62% of employers say that there is a good chance that…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on May 31, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

4 WAYS TO BUILD A STRONG COMPANY CULTURE

Joanne McDonagh , Marketing , Rezoomo.com

The workplace should not…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on May 25, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

TOP 10 THINGS TO ULTIMATELY MOTIVATE YOUR EMPLOYEES

It’s no secret that happy, satisfied employees are a key ingredient to a successful company. But what really motivates people?

Traditional thinking follows that the more you pay someone the more loyal and satisfied they are in their…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on May 18, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments

HOW TO HIRE SMARTLY IN 4 STEPS

Recruiting tips are essential for employers as they help them identify best practices and processes of employee recruitment.

Finding employees to suit the job, work environment and work culture is a challenging job for employers. As such, each organization should follow a proven process for candidate…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on May 17, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

5 SECRETS TO CREATING A GREAT WORKPLACE

What makes a great workplace that draws extraordinary employees to love coming to work every day? What makes a great workplace that attracts, retains, and motivates the very best talent?

Below we have listed our top 5 secrets to creating a great…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on May 8, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

CREATING A SUCCESSFUL HR SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

Social media is no longer just used as a social tool. Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms are being utilized by job seekers looking for their next career move and is something that companies really need to integrate into their social media…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on May 2, 2017 at 7:45am — No Comments

COSTS OF BAD HIRES & HOW TO AVOID THEM

The pressure to hire top talent for companies is now bigger than ever, trying to find potential candidates and fill positions quickly can lead to a bad hire and in turn to a series of negative repercussions for the company. It has become well known that there is always an…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 26, 2017 at 7:19am — No Comments

INFOGRAPHIC (SURVEY RESULTS) : BUZZWORDS IN JOB TITLES ? LEAVE IT OUT !

Ninja, Rockstar , Guru and Jedi are  just some of the buzzwords recruiters are being encouraged to use when writing  job titles.

Why ? to attract potential candidates to their jobs. Is this something that works ? Well ask no more because…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 25, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

THE BENEFITS OF DIGITIZING RECRUITMENT

The role of recruitment is moving away from an administrative one to that of a more strategic one. With more and more job-seekers using digital channels and devices to search for jobs as our recent survey revealed, it is vital…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 20, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

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