Getting Your Job Posts Right First Time

Posted by Kate Smedley on 25 Apr 2017

In today’s candidate driven market, getting your job post right first time avoids critical hiring delays but for some employers this is proving to be a problem. REC’s latest Jobs Outlook survey found that 80% of businesses are readvertising jobs when they fail to fill a vacancy the first time around. Before you post again, here's our advice:-

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Friday 21st April 2017 - Recruitment Roundup

Posted by Kate Smedley on 21 Apr 2017

This week’s roundup brings the news that the UK is ‘sleepwalking’ into a skills crisis, Google’s intentions of taking on LinkedIn and 7 hopeless adverts that failed miserably.

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Topics: recruitment-roundup

5 Reasons You Made A Bad Hire

Posted by Kate Smedley on 20 Apr 2017

The number of bad hiring decisions are on the rise as 90% of employers admit that retention of new employees is a problem for their business. If the number of early departures in your organisation is steadily increasing, here's why:-

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Topics: HR software

AI At Work : Benefit Or Threat?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 18 Apr 2017

Has the obliteration of jobs by automation been over-exaggerated? At the end of last year Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned that up to 50% of UK jobs could be wiped out by automation. A recent report suggests that so far the AI-jobs apocalypse has yet to materialise.

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Topics: industry-article

Friday 14th April 2017 - Recruitment Roundup

Posted by Kate Smedley on 14 Apr 2017

This week’s round-up features the only two ways to keep your best people from quitting, the latest unemployment figures and 8 must-read mortifying e-mail mistakes.

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Topics: recruitment-roundup

How Will Brexit Affect Your Talent Pool?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 12 Apr 2017

The impact of Brexit on candidate availability was raised again this week in a new survey from REC which found that the number of temporary and permanent job seekers are falling. Numerous warnings about skills shortages have been issued across a variety of sectors.

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Topics: industry-article

The Secret To Successful Talent Acquisition

Posted by Kate Smedley on 11 Apr 2017

Hiring processes aren’t working.  Growing numbers of new recruits are leaving their jobs, candidates are frustrated by the lack of response from HR and the job interview has been classed as ‘useless’.

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Topics: HR software

Friday 7th April 2017 - Recruitment Roundup

Posted by Kate Smedley on 7 Apr 2017

This week’s roundup introduces three companies that give staff ‘puppy leave’, reveals the top 10 cities for recruitment this spring and asks whether the rise of the robots could lead to human job quotas.

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Topics: recruitment-roundup

Data Driven Recruitment Is The Key To Improved NHS Workforce Planning

Posted by Kate Smedley on 6 Apr 2017

As a potential NHS nursing crisis was averted at short notice last week, the lack of a comprehensive long-term workforce planning strategy was identified as a serious threat to the NHS’s sustainability by the Lord’s Select Committee.

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Topics: industry-article

How Effective Is Your Onboarding Process?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 4 Apr 2017

As the skills gap grows, HR must pull out all of the stops to retain your new hires but in many cases, it’s not working. Up to one in four new hires leave their jobs in the first six months according to research from Korn Ferry and 90% of employers believe that retention of their new employees is a significant problem.

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Topics: talent engagement

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