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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

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