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4 Simple Measures to Take to Future Proof your Recruitment

When setting up a direct sourcing strategy it is important to consider more than just the ‘right here, right now’ objectives. By anticipating and factoring in potential future changes you can remain one step ahead of the game. Understanding and applying what candidates want when they search for a new job is key for success. ...more

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Leave Out of Your Next Interview

Getting your interviews right is naturally essential if you are recruiting staff. However, the effectiveness of those interviews is likely to be a little hit and miss if you don’t organise the questions that you ask into certain core ‘types’. How much good, for example, is a “yes” or “no” question? The short answer is, ...more

The 3 benefits of calculating your time to hire

When it comes to hiring a new member of staff, time is critical, especially when you’re in the midst of implementing a direct sourcing strategy. Not only does a lengthy recruitment process equate to more money spent, it may also have a wider impact on the rest of your business – just think about the ...more

Questions to Ask When Setting up a Recruitment Advertising Contract

It has been reported that jobseekers use, on average, a total of 16 different sources when searching for a role. This statistic – from the Candidate Behaviour Survey by Careerbuilder – highlights the importance of for employers to use a range of complementary resources to advertise their jobs to ensure the best level of reach. ...more

A day in the life of an in-house recruiter

So, the time has come for you to bring recruitment in house. While the challenge ahead of you might seem huge, having the right tools and, most importantly, the right people, to help you along the way can make a huge difference to your efforts. Naturally, you’ll be thinking about starting to build an in-house ...more

Why top candidates aren’t coming to your top company

Even if you’re a top company, you don’t want to stay still – of course you don’t. Whether you’re engaged in staff recruitment in Exeter, Leeds, Manchester or somewhere entirely different, you’re always trying to attract more top talent so that you can maintain or heighten your market competitiveness. There’s just one problem, though… that ...more

How Low Cost Travel Group Brought Recruitment In-house – Saving £78k in the Process [A Webrecruit Case Study]

Many businesses are looking at how a direct sourcing strategy can attract top talent by using the power of their brand and internal resources.  However, making the transition from being 90% reliant on agencies to becoming a fully fledged in-house resourcing team is seen as a challenge by some. lowcosttravelgroup, a rapidly growing award-winning business, ...more

5 Metrics You Need to Audit Your Candidate Attraction Strategy

As an in-house recruitment manager, your day-to-day activities can be challenging. Tasked with increasing direct recruitment and reducing your reliance on agencies, you might feel as though you’re under constant pressure to drive down costs and implement new improvements. But where should you begin? The idea of coming into a company and blitzing their recruitment ...more

Shortages mean tricky time for engineering recruiters

Has your engineering recruitment drive stalled recently amid a lack of suitably skilled candidates? You are certainly not alone, if the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG Report on Jobs is anything to go by. Indeed, across the sectors, the monthly study found declining levels of both permanent and temporary staff availability, alongside a steep ...more

In-House Recruitment Vs Recruitment Agencies: Friend or Foe?

Should we bring recruitment in-house? At some stage this thought is likely to have crossed the minds of many busy HR professionals, when looking at how they can improve their existing recruitment methods. Building an in-house recruitment strategy is definitely worth considering as a way of addressing high recruitment cost, but is doing it alone ...more

3 Reasons Why it’s Taking you Too Long to Recruit Someone

Why did you contact a recruitment advertising agency in the first place, or are considering hiring one now? Whether you’re in sales, IT, engineering, HR, retail or a completely different field, chances are that it was because recruiting people was just taking you too long. The Quarterly Journal of Economics has said that while five ...more

How to Sell Yourself as a Brilliant Employer

Recruiting staff of the right calibre can be tricky, even at the best of times. In reality, you’re likely to be up against stiff industry competition, and certain niche expertise may be hard to find. Some candidates may also feel that little too comfy in their present role. What does all of this mean? Well, ...more

How can I hire cost-effectively with Google AdWords?

Who wouldn’t want to slash the cost of their online recruitment? You’d be impressed by how much you can do just that with Google AdWords. Google AdWords allows you to be precise with how and when you spend your online recruitment budget. You can target only the most relevant candidates and spend less time sifting ...more

4 Key Areas to Improve your In-House Recruitment in 2014

If you’d like to spend 2014 less dependent on recruitment firms and with a more effective in-house recruitment system to take advantage of new talent entering the market, you’ll need to focus on various aspects of how you recruit within your company. 1. Job spec creation When writing a job specification, for example, it is ...more

January sees no slowdown in staff placement growth

This time a month ago, we reported on the latest findings of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs, which showed a pronounced rise in staff appointments, music to the ears of any recruitment advertising agency. That good news has continued in the most recent report, with vacancies rising at their ...more

CIPD Labour Market Outlook sees continued, but slowed growth in employment hopes

For many of those recruiting staff as well as those seeking their dream role, there is one survey report in particular that makes essential reading: the quarterly Labour Market Outlook (LMO) report of the CIPD. This is because its data is drawn from the responses of 935 employers on their recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions. ...more

The many recruitment strengths of Cardiff

It might be easy for many of those recruiters and jobseekers elsewhere in the United Kingdom to forget just how integral a contribution to the economy Cardiff makes. As the UK’s 10th largest city, the capital of Wales is an often overlooked destination for everything from retail to marketing recruitment, but with prominent employers ranging ...more

Global recruitment expansion – why consider it and where to start

With talent shortages becoming a growing issue for businesses across the world, as a hiring manager, have you considered global recruitment expansion? In September 2013, Sir James Dyson, the inventor of the eponymous vacuum cleaner, was quoted saying “a lack of UK engineers was the ‘biggest barrier’ to growth at his company”. He went on ...more

5 ways to bring out the best in your seasonal retail staff

You’ve got your seasonal retail recruitment strategy down to a tee. Your shop is full of customers and freshly re-stocked with bestselling products. And best of all, you’ve got Christmas music playing at full blast. So why do your retail staff look so fed-up? We’ve recently discussed how to keep your office staff on track ...more

How to build an effective marketing team

One thing that companies involved in marketing recruitment can overlook is the importance of building a marketing team that complement one another. The key focus point during marketing recruitment is often driven by the skill set of each individual candidate along with a desire to avoid previous misjudged hires. These focus points are undeniably important ...more