Laura Purt's Blog (53)

Top Ten Tips For Measuring Your Candidate Experience

Back at the start of the year we blogged about the controversial decision made by the RAD awards not to shortlist, or appoint a winner, to their 2013 Candidate Experience Award due to the quality of the entrants. This year the category has…


Added by Laura Purt on October 11, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Online media: Where candidates have a voice…

Over the last week, the news stations have been reporting on two separate incidents when candidates and customers have taken to social and online media to make themselves heard. The global coverage and influence these events have had highlight the ease at which candidates and customers can now share their views. Online media has long given the everyday individual a public voice but these…


Added by Laura Purt on September 12, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Big Data Technology: HR and the Candidate Experience

“The fact that the recent HR Tech Europe Spring conference in London focused not on technology but on data tells you just how important the issue is becoming for organisations.”…


Added by Laura Purt on August 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Recruiters: Keeping candidates warm...

Whenever recruitment is discussed attraction and retention is often the key focus but what happens in between? What do companies do to keep applicants engaged throughout the recruitment process and, crucially, what do they do at the offer stage?

Experienced recruiters know how hard it can be to find talented candidates so how…


Added by Laura Purt on August 21, 2013 at 5:27am — No Comments

Graduates: Employer expectations…

With the recent release of A’level results, a new influx of students will be entering the university halls this September but what should they be doing to make the most of their university experience? And how can employers ensure that their expectations of graduates align with a graduate’s expectations of them? …


Added by Laura Purt on August 16, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

5 ways candidate experience feedback will improve your recruitment process

Gathering feedback from candidates not only ensures that you know why your recruitment strategy is successfully driving skilled talent through the company door, it also provides powerful insights into the impact this process has on key candidate perceptions, motivators and expectations. Measuring and monitoring the candidate experience provides:

1.     Data evidence…


Added by Laura Purt on August 5, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Interview questions: The wackier the better?

The release of The Internship’ film featuring the Googleplex headquarters in Silicon Valley has brought brainteaser interview questions into the limelight once again as people…


Added by Laura Purt on July 18, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Slow off the mobile mark? Google’s cracking down…

Whilst our previous blog “Mobile Recruiting: It’s not just the technology… “, outlined the importance of…


Added by Laura Purt on July 12, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Recruitment Process: It's marketing's prime-time...

Recruitment marketing comes in all shapes and sizes, but what does it really say to candidates when an organisation goes the extra mile?

Examples of this can be seen in the following job advertisements. As you look through them consider what impression they would give you as a potential candidate……


Added by Laura Purt on July 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Candidates are customers too... How do you treat yours? [Infographic]

The candidate experience is the chameleon of the business world – whether you notice it or not, it is influential in every aspect of a company’s performance and growth. To ignore it is to disregard an essential building block in an organisation’s growth.

Recent data shows that 49% of candidates have some relationship with a company prior to applying and 1 in 5 of these…


Added by Laura Purt on June 20, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Unemployable Graduate: And the great skills gap… [Part 3]

“Without a remedy for this mismatch of demand and supply, we forecast that by 2020 there will be a global shortfall of 85m high and middle skills workers for the labour market.”

This worrying…


Added by Laura Purt on June 13, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

The Unemployable Graduate: Who is helping? [Part 2]

Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog piece on the current state of graduate recruitment and who was in a position to help. A year on the situation for inexperienced graduates, and young people in general, is still difficult:…


Added by Laura Purt on June 11, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Candidate experience: The good, the bad and the unsuccessful

“Why should I care about the views of unsuccessful candidates? I spend long enough processing the ones we hire to worry about those we don’t.”

This is something a lot of recruiters generally don’t say out loud but often think as the workload increases.…


Added by Laura Purt on June 4, 2013 at 5:09am — No Comments

Candidate Experience selected as key priority for recruiters at Innovation Summit

The Recruiting Innovation Summit, held in San Francisco earlier this month, offered recruiters the chance to learn about and discuss what innovations will be driving the recruitment…


Added by Laura Purt on May 30, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

A Good Candidate Experience: “There’s really no excuse not to...”

The latest meeting of the Talent Forum discussed the question 'Does your brand help or hinder your talent strategy?' Speakers from international employers…


Added by Laura Purt on May 1, 2013 at 11:59am — 12 Comments

Mobile Recruiting: It’s not just about the technology…

Since February 2010, the number of job-seekers with smartphones has risen from 43% to 76% - almost doubling in two years. Whilst this is not necessarily surprising considering the current surge in technology for smartphones, what are the implications of this on job sites and the recruitment sector as a whole?…


Added by Laura Purt on April 26, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

Employee Feedback: Take a 360° approach…

Management expert Ken Blanchard once said, ‘Feedback is the breakfast of champions’, but, as the to-do list tots up, it can be easy to forget the…


Added by Laura Purt on April 5, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments

Recruitment and Talent Management: It’s the people connection

No matter what your line of business, it’s the people that count. Human capital is a valuable commodity, not to be traded as an object but treated as a precious item - it’s not a business overhead but an asset. This is a topical point for CEOs and HR as shown by Mercer in their recent survey…


Added by Laura Purt on March 28, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

The Employee Value Proposition: Get in touch with its human side…

According to research undertaken by the Corporate Leadership Council an effective EVP can:

  • Increase how committed new hires are by 29%…

Added by Laura Purt on March 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Recruitment Process: As candidates jump further so must recruiters…

According to research by the specialist recruiter Randstad, over the last five years the interviewing landscape has changed considerably. Due to the current climate, organisations have become more selective and vigorous in their…


Added by Laura Purt on March 21, 2013 at 7:57am — 1 Comment


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