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3 elements of your recruitment process that may be less than helpful

Sometimes, your firm’s worst enemy in the hiring process may not be market conditions, financial limitations or even certain candidates consistently being ‘the one that got away’. Instead, you may need to scrutinise parts of your own company’s recruitment process to ensure you aren’t self-sabotaging. Here are just a few of the potential problem areas. ...more

How can video make the candidate experience better?

Creating the right impression of your company among candidates is vital, which is why the candidate experience has become such a big area of focus for employers in recent years. A candidate who has a negative experience when applying for a job with your company probably won’t keep quiet about it. Indeed, they are likely ...more

Which is best for attracting talent: job boards or digital marketing?

At a time when it can seem as difficult as ever for so many firms to source suitable candidates, your organisation may understandably be reviewing whether it is adopting the right talent-search approaches in 2018. Consider the long-time rivalry between job boards and digital marketing, for example. Some HR departments think job boards are an ...more

It’s not just your candidates who have questions to answer

So, you feel it’s time to expand your team with some new talent – and there’s no question that the latest recruitment technology, such as Webrecruit’s own Fusion package, enables you to do so faster than ever these days. But have you asked yourself all of the questions you should? It’s not only your applicants ...more

How to cultivate personal connections with your candidates

There’s a lot of emphasis these days on the idea that customers don’t buy from faceless corporations; they buy from human beings. Sure enough, it’s true that for a company looking to sell, creating that personal connection with the prospective customer is paramount – and it’s much the same situation when that thing you’re trying ...more

3 Ways an ATS Can Reduce Your Recruitment Costs

When considering using an applicant tracking system (ATS), the concept of saving money doesn’t usually spring to mind. Purchasing an ATS is often seen as an expense when, in reality, it should be seen as an investment. It might be tough to recognise the ROI that recruitment software can bring but pretty much every feature ...more

5 steps to integrate someone new into your team

So you’re happy with the results that your applicant tracking system has given you and you’ve got a new person joining your team shortly – but will they be as good a fit to your team as they seemed they would be in the interview? You won’t want to take any chances with this, which ...more

These 3 things will help to shorten your hiring process

Few things that your company will ever do are as important as getting the right staff on board. It’s therefore hardly surprising that recruitment can be a longwinded process at times. But that’s no good. Every delay can heighten the risk that top candidates simply decide to look elsewhere – so what things will help ...more

Is your hiring team guilty of these forms of unconscious bias?

While it is widely recognised just how important workplace diversity is for organisations that wish to become or remain leading innovators in their field, for so many firms, a few nagging factors seem to hold them back from achieving that. It’s certainly easy for your hiring team to be unconsciously biased in favour of and ...more

3 steps for attracting only genuinely brilliant candidates

One of the best things about our online recruitment software here at Webrecruit is unquestionably the ease with which it allows you to build relevant talent pools. This, in turn, enables you to speed up what could otherwise be a cumbersome, long-winded and exhausting hiring process. However, even with the best technology in front of ...more

5 ways to extract your Millennials’ maximum potential

No matter how sophisticated your chosen recruitment technology may be and whatever recruitment agency you may be working alongside, you can’t change human nature. This has understandably led to many employers stereotyping certain age groups as all being a certain way – and it seems that Millennials have been among the greatest victims of this ...more

5 Benefits Recruitment Software Can Deliver to Non-Profits

With many people longing to work for charities and make a positive impact as part of their job, you might think that recruiting within the non-profit sector would be easy. However, when it comes to finding the right talent for their organisations, HR teams within charities are faced with many challenges. With cuts to government ...more

How could the right ATS help to improve your candidate experience?

Ask any number of recruitment experts what the industry’s key trends are set to be in 2018, and one of the most frequently-mentioned will be a heightened emphasis on the best possible candidate experience. More and more employers are realising that treating their candidates shabbily – such as by providing barely adequate job descriptions or ...more

3 questions to ask about that talent management software you’re considering

Picking out the right recruitment software may initially seem as straightforward as asking what your hiring team’s current pain points are, and which solution best addresses them. However, it’s not always as simple as that – not least as many employers seeking out the best software package can be easily wooed by a particular platform’s ...more

Your candidates may be skilled, but are they experienced?

We all know how important skills are in the 2010s workplace – but are technical skills really a match for experience? The answer to that question is so often “no”. Sometimes, a candidate may not have the skills that are needed for a position, but they may have experience – whether gained in a specific ...more

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