Are Pre-Hire Assessments The Solution To Your Recruitment Bias?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 9 May 2017

Skills shortages and sourcing talent are the two issues that continue to preoccupy employers but many hiring teams still return to the same talent pool to recruit. Incorporating additional online tests during candidate screening can expand your candidate reach, reduce your unconscious bias and improve your hiring success.

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Before You Hire The Perfect Candidate, Make Sure They Are!

Posted by Kate Smedley on 17 Mar 2016

As it gets harder for employers to hire the talent they need, the temptation to skip background checks before formally confirming a job offer may be too much to resist. Learn from the mistakes of others. Your candidate may seem perfect but it’s essential that your hiring decision is based on more than ‘gut feel’. The Risk Advisory Group reports that CV inaccuracies and ‘blatant candidate lies’ are on the rise, up to 70% in the last year. Background checks are the vital final step in your recruitment process.

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Essential Recruitment Questions For Your Client Vacancy - Part 2

Posted by Kate Smedley on 18 Feb 2016

In a previous article we looked at 10 essential questions recruiters need to ask their clients before agreeing to fill a vacancy. Part two covers ten more questions to build a more in-depth picture of the  employer’s overall approach to hiring and assess their long-term needs.

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Essential Recruitment Questions For Your Client Vacancy - Part 1

Posted by Kate Smedley on 4 Feb 2016

To source quality candidates for your client vacancies, recruiters must ask a number of essential questions. In the first of a two part series, we present ten of the most important:-

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Streamline Your Recruitment Process With Video Interviews

Posted by Kate Smedley on 3 Feb 2016

New research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (AAPSCo) predicts that the number of job vacancies in the UK will continue to rise in 2016. As employers ‘scramble’ to hire the best talent to protect future growth and productivity, companies need to get comfortable with digital technology to remain competitive.

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How Recruiters Can Prevent A Candidate Walkout

Posted by Kate Smedley on 20 Jan 2016

Few recruiters sail through their career with a 100% success rate on placements. There’s always the one that got away, or in this case, walked out within the rebate period.

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How To Deal With Those 'Problem' Recruitment Clients

Posted by Kate Smedley on 13 Jan 2016

One of the biggest obstacles recruiters face in their daily lives is managing clients. In the unpredictable and sometimes frustrating world of recruitment, it’s inevitable that you will encounter the (hopefully occasional) problem employer. Here’s what we mean:-

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9 Recruiter Tips To Connect With Passive Candidates

Posted by Kate Smedley on 6 Jan 2016

The applicant to vacancy ratio is at its lowest in over a year, making it tougher than ever to source talent. Your ability to connect with passive candidates is the key to recruiting success but if your best efforts are failing, here’s our advice to get the response you need:-

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Festive Recruitment : Staying Productive at Christmas

Posted by Kate Smedley on 23 Dec 2015

If you’ve drawn the short straw and you’re stuck in the office during the festive season, here are our tips to fight off the boredom and stay productive until New Year’s Eve!

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Is Your Candidate At Risk Of A Counter Offer?

Posted by Kate Smedley on 16 Dec 2015

One of the most demotivating aspects of a recruiter’s life is the candidate who accepts a counter offer. In a moment of disbelief your placement evaporates. How can you prevent your candidate from accepting a counter offer?

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