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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

7 of the best questions for employers to ask at interview

One of the biggest influences on your organisation’s ability to find great talent is what you ask at interview. Here are just seven of the most effective questions. 1. “What’s your personal brand?” This question tests the candidate’s self-awareness and the extent to which they may have already developed a distinctive online or workplace persona. ...more

How to nurture Millennials and Gen Zs in your workplace

More and more Millennials and Gen Zs are entering the labour market – in fact, many analysts believe they will make up 50% of the workforce by 2050. For that reason, it’s wise to adopt every measure possible to satisfy such workers’ needs. After all, it’s not just recruiting these young people that you should ...more

3 Ways for Non-Profit Organisations to Attract Talent

Charities and non-profits are under an increasing amount of pressure to attract top talent to their organisations. With cuts to government funding, charities now have to rely mainly on their employees and volunteers to help them generate income. However, these cuts also mean that recruitment budgets are limited and the salaries on offer in the ...more

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