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10 Reasons Why Your Recruitment Advertising Campaign Isn’t Working

You’re mid-way through your latest recruitment advertising campaign and you’re struggling to attract any suitable candidates. What’s going wrong? When hiring for a new member of staff, there are a number of factors that can affect the outcome of your recruitment campaign. If you find that you’re not getting the response that you need, it’s ...more

How employee engagement on social media can help when recruiting staff

Social media no doubt provides one of the most effective ways to get people to engage with your brand, and it should form a key part of any 21st-century marketing strategy. However, while your business might spend thousands creating branded posts, you should not overlook the benefits of encouraging your employees to help out by ...more

How a chatbot can make for more effective online recruitment

Potential candidates love finding out more about the company for which they could one day be working, and it’s important for an employer to have a means of accommodating this demand. Installing a chatbot on the recruitment page of your website is an easy and cost-effective way to engage with talented individuals hoping to land ...more

4 Key Areas of Your Recruitment Advertising Campaigns You Need to Get Right

Are you struggling to attract the candidates that your business needs? If so, it’s worth re-evaluating certain aspects of your recruitment advertising campaigns. A successful recruitment advertising campaign comprises a selection of different components; however, we’ve drilled it down to four main areas that you should be focusing on to maximise your chance of attracting ...more

What interview questions should you ask to tease out your candidates’ ‘soft skills’?

Your hiring process shouldn’t be focused solely on the more specialised aspects of the role for which you are recruiting. For example, as qualified as someone could seemingly be for your vacancy and however knowledgeable they may be about your company’s operations, they may still falter in a team-oriented environment or lack the necessary leadership ...more

Why a dedicated employee engagement strategy is crucial

It doesn’t matter how many people tell you otherwise – managing a team of people will always be tough. You certainly can’t leave such major things as productivity and morale to chance – instead, you need to have a dedicated employee engagement strategy to ensure that your workers continue to feel sharp and excited about ...more

Employee engagement? It all starts with recruitment

As any good management team knows, employee engagement is essential. By ensuring that your workforce is well-aligned to your organisation’s goals, values and objectives, you will be able to ensure greater motivation and productivity from your employees, while reducing absenteeism and employee turnover. However, it takes time to build a high level of employee engagement, ...more

5 ways to ensure that more of your employees stick around

Losing an important member of your workforce can be a major blow. Not only do you have to say goodbye to a high-performing employee, but there is the added difficulty of recruiting and training another employee up to the same standard. However, high employee turnover is avoidable, and the key is to protect against it ...more

4 Tips to Help Charities Reduce Their Hiring Costs

Charities and not-for-profit organisations within the UK have lost more than £3.8 billion in government grants over the past 10 years. As such, HR departments within charities are under a great deal of pressure to reduce the cost of their recruitment, while still attracting high quality candidates. This means that teams are often stretched and ...more

5 tips for recruiting the ideal employee

No one ever said that finding the right employee for your organisation was always easy. For example, while you may wish to follow the standard recruitment procedures that have long been proven to bring success, you will also probably wish to encourage diversity and find a candidate who stands out. Fortunately, the tried-and-tested techniques we ...more

Back to Basics: Job Adverts

Writing effective job adverts is a skill that can take a while to master. And while HR professionals know that job adverts are important, many simply lack the time to spend refining their advertising. Webrecruit’s aim is to make things a bit easier. We’ve previously written lots of blog posts about constructing job adverts – ...more

3 Tips to Help You Refine Your Job Board Selection

When it comes to evaluating your recruitment advertising strategy, using an effective mix of job boards and other online advertising sources is vital. With such a huge variety of job boards, aggregators, social media sites and other online platforms available, selecting the right sources can seem like a minefield. So, where should you start? We’ve ...more

3 Great Ways to Boost Employee Referrals

Employee referrals are widely known to be a high quality source of hire. In fact, although referrals make up just 7% of job applications, they account for 40% of all successful hires, according to a survey conducted by Jobvite. It can be dangerous to rely on referrals alone; however an employee referral scheme is an ...more

Is Snapchat really worth bothering with for recruitment?

For recruiters wishing to attract and retain top talent, it is so often a more creative approach to hiring that brings the greatest rewards. One way recruiters can find new talent is to be present in the same locations and environments as their target candidates, so if you wish to take on more Millennials, some ...more

4 Ways to Reduce Gender Bias Within Your Recruitment Advertising

Diversity continues to be a main priority for HR, with thousands of businesses actively taking measures to improve the diversity of their workforce. One of the many goals that HR departments are working towards is reducing gender bias in certain business areas. For example, female employees are poorly represented in the areas of engineering and ...more

Why potential can be more important than experience

In an increasingly competitive world, job seekers and recruiters alike have more choice and freedom than ever. However, by placing too much emphasis on work experience rather than potential when seeking a new candidate, you may be damaging your recruitment process. Whether you are hiring for a junior position or looking for a candidate to ...more

How to help your employees deal with work-related stress

An ever-digital world can take its toll on employees. Being contactable 24/7, having to respond to emails in super-fast time and dealing with an ever-competitive job market can make your workforce stressed, which is not good for business. In fact, in the UK alone, 9.9 million workdays were lost in 2015 due to stress. The ...more

5 Ways to Attract Your Next Sales Professional

Attracting talented sales professionals is tough. It’s an industry that has a particularly high attrition rate and companies are struggling to not only recruit new talent but also to retain their top performers. Competition for sales staff is at an all-time high and it’s unsurprising; the inability to fill sales vacancies is costing 75% of ...more

6 ways you can make your new employees feel welcome

Employing a new member of staff can be both an exciting and daunting time for all involved. Whether you have relied on the help of recruitment experts or you have recruited in-house, the first few days on the job can be a telling time for both the employee and employer – are they really suitable ...more

Why you may learn more about your candidates away from their CVs

Regardless of how you source and recruit candidates for your positions, CVs are a great place to start. Not only can you see their skills and experiences right in front of you, but you can find out more about them as individuals and determine whether you think they are right for the role. However, a ...more