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5 Common Misconceptions About Employer Branding

Employer branding is a phrase that’s frequently thrown around when discussing what companies can do to attract talent to their business. However, there’s still confusion about what employer branding actually means, and why it’s so important in your recruitment efforts. As such, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around (for example, that employer branding ...more

Sometimes, even your best people need to be moved on

Yes, you read that right. Losing a great employee isn’t always a mortal blow – or even necessarily a blow at all. We aren’t just talking about those times when the worker may have got a better offer elsewhere. We’re also talking about you being proactive enough to drop even the best people on your ...more

5 signs of a high-performing candidate

One of the things that you will most need when recruiting staff is an ability to recognise a high-performing candidate – the person who could make a great hire rather than merely a good one. However, what’s truly a signal of a sound performer, and what’s just ‘noise’? Here are five of the indicators for ...more

3 ways to make culture central to your hiring process

There have been quite a few interesting changes to worker attitudes in recent decades from the older to the younger generations. However, one of the most intriguing is undoubtedly the shift from an emphasis on pay and benefits, to one on the ‘culture’ in which one works. Millennials – the generation born roughly between the ...more

5 Tips to Help Your Next Customer Service Recruitment Drive

Are you looking to expand your customer service team? Whether your customer service recruitment requirements are one, five or 50 new members of staff, it’s important to get your strategy right to ensure that you hire the right people for your team. Webrecruit knows how important building a strong customer service team is – after ...more

5 things you definitely need in your next customer service employee

Customer service hiring is something that so many employers get wrong. They often treat customer service as if it’s an entry-level position, rather than representing the ‘face’ of their company. So, how can your firm and its recruitment agency get better results from its customer service recruiting? Looking out for these five key candidate characteristics ...more

Sometimes, the ‘best candidate’ isn’t the best candidate

Recruitment experts across the land are likely to tell you all about the importance of choosing the best candidate for your vacancy. However, the term ‘for your vacancy’ is in many ways the key one – and more than that, you need to make sure that person is also the best candidate for your company. ...more

Even employees who stay with you can be affected by attrition

A high level of employee attrition in a company is one of the biggest reasons recruitment firms like Webrecruit get approached. It’s a struggle that all too many business owners are familiar with, to the extent of some organisations being forced to replace the equivalent of their entire workforce each year. Such extreme attrition rates ...more

5 Signs You Need to Work on Your Job Adverts

Your job adverts are an important part of your online recruitment advertising strategy. They provide the first glimpse of the role on offer and will usually help to form the first impression a candidate has of your business. Whether you’ve been confidently writing your company’s job adverts for years or you really struggle to put ...more

6 Reasons Why Employer Branding Is Important

Employer branding is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot in recruitment. There are plenty of blog posts and articles out there which talk about employer branding and how companies can improve their brand. However, the big question is why is employer branding so important? Employer branding initiatives take time (which most ...more

5 of the essential components in boosting worker productivity

No matter how promising the results of your latest staff recruitment drive may have been, that sparkly new team of yours is unlikely to deliver the best possible results in the absence of genuinely effective leadership. So without further ado, here are five of the most important things to make sure of if you wish ...more

5 Ways to Increase Your Candidate Reach Using Social Media

With the rise of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn over the past decade, you’re probably already familiar with the idea of using social media to assist with your recruitment advertising campaigns. There are plenty of clear advantages when it comes to sharing your roles on social media. Probably the most obvious one is that social media ...more

Why hiring internally isn’t always such a great idea

Given how tricky recruitment process management can be, it’s understandable that many employers may just want to bypass it all if they suspect they already have the right person for that glaring vacancy on their team. Or perhaps more likely, there may be someone on your team who fits in well with your company and ...more

Candidate Experience: The 10 Commandments

With employment at a record high and a growing skills shortage across many sectors, providing a positive candidate experience is more important than ever. As competition for talent increases, jobseekers can be more selective about the roles they apply for and the companies they choose to work for. If a candidate has a poor experience ...more

5 unhelpful misconceptions about performance management

Recruiting staff is one thing, but gaining the utmost worth from them is quite another – and for that, your firm will need the right performance management approach. However, it’s also fair to say that performance management has had a bit of a bad rap over the years. It doesn’t help that there are so ...more

5 things that deter potential applicants for your roles

Even following all of the most obvious – and less obvious – advice from recruitment companies like Webrecruit doesn’t always land you that dream candidate for your open position. Sometimes, good people just don’t seem to be applying for your vacancy at all – so what could be going wrong? It could be that you’re ...more

4 Ways HR and Marketing Can Work Together to Build a Great Employer Brand

With competition for talent at an all-time high and unemployment at its lowest since records began, UK businesses are having to work harder than ever to attract great candidates. And what’s the main factor that will influence a candidate to want to work for you? Your reputation as an employer. Talent leaders know just how ...more

5 Ways to Attract Talent in a Small Town

Recruiting the staff and skill-sets that your business needs can be challenging; however, if you live in a small town or a rural location, attracting talent can be even more difficult. Roles based in larger cities tend to attract more candidates – this is simply because these locations have a larger population and salaries tend ...more

Newsflash: salespeople aren’t motivated by money alone

One of the oldest and most widely held ‘truths’ in the world of managed recruitment is that salespeople are motivated largely or principally by money. Alas, however much this claim may have been true in the past, it doesn’t stack up very well these days. With one recent analysis suggesting that as many as four-fifths ...more

3 ways to get new employees quickly hired and up to speed

If more than three weeks regularly pass at your company between making the decision to employ someone new and actually hiring someone, this urgently needs to be addressed – to say nothing of how poor onboarding can also make it hard to get your new employees quickly productive. Overly lengthy recruitment and onboarding processes mean ...more