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Striking the right balance between tradition and innovation when recruiting

It’s one thing to be dazzled by the latest recruitment technology such as the Fusion package that you can take advantage of from Webrecruit, but quite another thing to know exactly how it can be applied to your own hiring needs. One useful way to think about it is by considering the all-important balancing act ...more

5 things to prioritise when selecting online recruitment software

Is your online recruitment software your ‘best friend’ in the hiring process that it needs to be? Or do you still find yourself having to manage a lot of the work that you had expected your software to do? If you don’t want a disconnect between a seemingly impressive software package and a still stubbornly ...more

How to recruit successful HR staff

All too many organisations don’t have HR departments that exactly enjoy the complete approval of leaders and staff. Indeed, you may be familiar with grumbles from your senior executives about your HR department lacking business or strategic understanding, while lower down your company, there may be widespread sentiments among employees that HR is not their ...more

Have you picked out the most suitable online recruitment software?

More and more these days, the success of a given company’s hiring campaign hinges on the online recruitment software it is using. But with so many platforms out there that are continually claiming to be the best on the market, how can you be sure of the one that aligns best with your own needs? ...more

The risks you run when forgoing a recruitment agency

You might be wondering why you should use a recruitment agency when you could instead adopt a more ‘hands-on’ approach by recruiting new personnel directly through a jobs listing site or via headhunting. However, it would be at your own peril that you leave a recruitment agency out of the equation. Here are some of ...more

Is your HR strategy giving your technology the best chance of success?

Investment in recruitment technology like our own Fusion suite here at Webrecruit may well account for a lot of your hiring budget this year, so you will naturally want to do everything possible to extract the maximum value from it. But is your HR strategy enabling you to do this, or might it be having ...more

5 types of job applicant you may unjustly ignore

Hiring for almost any position is difficult and time-consuming. The temptation to take shortcuts with the process can therefore be overwhelming, but this can also make it easy to dismiss a job applicant on the basis of just one or two factors. That, in turn, means you could be overlooking some genuinely great candidates. Here ...more

Does your technology work well with your people strategy?

Your ‘people strategy’ is defined as the approach that your company takes to its employees, and in today’s world, you will find it difficult to unlock the full potential of your people strategy without the right technology. Remember that whatever technology you use in your business, it should always serve the needs of your people ...more

5 Things to Consider When Changing ATS Providers

Are you starting to doubt your choice of applicant tracking system (ATS)? Perhaps it’s difficult to use or doesn’t contain all the functionality you need, or maybe you’re just unhappy with the level of support from your current supplier. Whatever your reason for considering the change, if you want to start exploring other ATS options ...more

A good applicant tracking system is vital to the candidate experience

‘Candidate experience’ is a buzzword that you probably hear quite a lot these days. However, you may not have fully appreciated how much benefit a great applicant tracking system (ATS) has for the experience that your own candidates have of your brand. Think about it – companies tend to invest in applicant tracking systems to ...more

What difference could ‘blind hiring’ make to your workforce?

‘Blind hiring’ has been increasingly talked about in recent times. Indeed, even the Canadian government has used it, stating that it did so with the intention of reducing unconscious bias and promoting gender and ethnic equality. But is blind hiring worth the hype, and how could it benefit your own firm? First of all, what ...more

Remember that great candidates will ask great questions

So, with the help of the right in-house recruitment software and no shortage of your own HR team’s in-house experience and know-how, you’ve whittled down your pool of candidates to a shortlist of people to invite to interview. But do you yet have a sense of how to determine the best candidates from that interview? ...more

5 Ways Recruitment Software Can Speed Up Your Time-to-Hire

How long does your hiring process take? On average, it takes 27.59 days to fill a vacancy, according to 2016 statistics from HR Magazine. If your recruitment process takes longer, it can prove to be very costly. Consider the cost of: – Re-advertising your vacancy – The extra time your HR team has to spend ...more

3 Reasons Why Your Team Aren’t Using Your ATS Properly

You’re all up and running on your new applicant tracking system (ATS) and you’re excited about the positive changes that it is going to make to your recruitment process. Fast-forward a few weeks later: you notice that some members of your team aren’t actually using your ATS. Maybe they’re only utilising certain parts of its ...more

3 ways to use technology to give your candidates a better experience

If there’s one aspect of the hiring process that helps to show that recruitment technology is not just a fad, it’s the candidate experience. Past studies have indicated that a large proportion of jobseekers continue to have poor candidate experiences, citing such problems as unclear application instructions, extremely long application processes and minimal job descriptions. ...more

4 Signs You Need to Improve Your Candidate Experience

Delivering a positive candidate experience is vital; not only can a bad experience prevent a candidate from applying for any of your vacancies, it can also create a negative impression of your business. However, measuring the effectiveness of your candidate experience can be tricky – so, how do you know when it’s time to take ...more

Why your business shouldn’t be scared of referrals

Despite what research has found about candidates that come via referrals often making longer-lasting and better-performing employees, many HR teams still seem hesitant to embrace the full benefits of referrals as a means of unearthing potential new staff. Here are some of the reasons for that – together with reasons for your firm not to ...more

8 Tips to Help You Create a Brilliant Careers Site

If you think that your careers site is simply just an add-on page to your website where you list your current vacancies, you’re missing a trick. Yes, your careers site should advertise your vacancies but it can be so much more than that. It’s a place where you can showcase your company’s culture, talk about ...more

How technology can help to build a great company culture

You may think of technology as cold, impersonal, the kind of thing to boost bottom-line productivity and efficiency perhaps, but hardly an aid for that most human of things – company culture. Yet, the right technology – tactically deployed – can indeed help to build and maintain the right culture at your company. It’s not ...more

5 Benefits of Web-Based Recruitment Software

If you’re considering investing in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of suppliers and various options on the market. When it comes to choosing your system, before even thinking about which supplier you’d like to work with, you need to think about whether you’d prefer a web-based system ...more