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3 Things to Consider when Setting up a Direct Sourcing Strategy

Should I set up a direct sourcing strategy for my business? Do I have the tools, knowledge and people to deliver it? These are just a couple of questions on many HR professionals’ agendas at present. Faced with spiralling agency costs, shrinking budgets and the need to deliver more for less, savvy managers are realising ...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

5 great reasons to conduct video interviews

It’s not so long ago that interviewing candidates as part of your customer service recruitment drive involved so much more legwork than it does now. You would have to sift through loads of paper CVs, decide who to invite to interview and ensure that they could actually make the appointment at your office at a ...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