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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

5 ways to make your workforce happier, better-performing and safer

Working harder doesn’t always mean working better. Although many people spend long hours at work, they could be easily led to feel overworked and undervalued and as a result, slip in performance. The true way to improve performance is to make your workplace happier, safer and a better all-round place to be. Here at Webrecruit, ...more

5 tips for minimising staff turnover

Even the very best recruitment process management isn’t always enough to stop one of your employees leaving, not least as many will quit their posts for reasons completely beyond your control. Especially high staff turnover by the standards of your industry, however, probably does indicate that there’s something your company could be doing to keep ...more

How Do You Make Your Job Advert Stand Out from the Crowd?

When you’ve spent a lot of time creating your job advert, it’s easy to think that you’ve got your latest recruitment advertising campaign nailed. Naturally, it can be disappointing to then see the top talent get snapped up by other businesses in your area. It’s a competitive market for talent; therefore it’s important to do ...more

Don’t make these 3 mistakes with your entry-level workers

The benefits of taking on talent straight out of university are many. Such workers are cheaper, help to diversify your company’s employee age range and provide your firm with the fresh blood, ideas and energy that it needs to replace retiring older staff and stay competitive in its market. That’s the theory, anyway. The statistics ...more

Are You Making Any of These Key Mistakes in Your Job Advert?

Are your job adverts failing to attract the candidates you need? If so, you might be making one of these major recruitment advertising mistakes. The importance of an effective job advert is often underestimated in the recruitment process. Your job advert is the initial impression that candidates will have of your business and the first ...more

5 reasons why you keep making disastrous hires

Not getting your hiring process right can have costly consequences – after all, why do you think recruitment companies are so popular? Badly-chosen hires produce poor quality work, contribute significantly to high employee turnover and delay the fulfilment of your organisation’s goals. While there is no one way to consistently recruit great talent, there are ...more

4 tips for hiring smarter, not harder

Those of us who have experienced a certain measure of success in life are liable to attribute it overwhelmingly to our own hard work – after all, why wouldn’t we? Many recruitment agencies, however, know the truth – that at least as often as hard work, it is personal connections that get us ahead. It’s ...more

3 advantages of creating candidate personas

If you were hoping that it would be easier for your company to recruit staff in 2016 than it was in 2015, we’ve got some bad news for you: it isn’t. That is at least the verdict of the 82% of respondents to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) recent Resourcing and Talent ...more