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Why Millennials are often far from ‘lazy’

Why Millennials are often far from ‘lazy’

It’s a terrible thing when you have your eye on a potentially great talent for your company, only to suddenly start feeling doubt due to certain unfortunate stereotypes. Oh, they’re young and trendy, and they were tapping away at their smartphone while in the waiting room for their job interview – will they be lazy, ...more

5 of the best signs of ‘candidate fit’

5 of the best signs of ‘candidate fit’

If, like many an employer, you’ve worked with a fair few recruitment agencies in your time, the likelihood is that you will have also talked to them a lot about ‘candidate fit’. It’s often said that you should ‘hire for fit, train for skills’, and it’s not a bad philosophy for your company to have. ...more

Why are your top employees quitting on you?

Why are your top employees quitting on you?

Statistics have consistently pointed to a high level of discontent in the UK workforce; one survey a few years ago by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), for instance, found that 47% of respondents wished to change their jobs, with more than a fifth of them interested in doing so within 12 months. ...more

Are your hiring techniques harming, rather than helping diversity?

Are your hiring techniques harming, rather than helping diversity?

We’re sure you won’t need us to wax lyrical to you about why you should adopt every possible measure to make your workforce more diverse – after all, we’ve written extensively on this subject before. But are your own company’s hiring practices aiding its efforts to boost diversity, or causing inadvertent harm? Here are several ...more

5 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Be Using Facebook to Recruit

5 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Be Using Facebook to Recruit

It’s no secret that social media is used regularly within the recruitment process; in fact, 84% of companies recruited using social media last year. LinkedIn is usually the preferred choice of social networks for recruiters to source candidates, as Facebook and Twitter can seem intrusive; typically, they’re designed for personal use, whereas LinkedIn is a ...more

When is the time to pay attention to recruitment marketing?

When is the time to pay attention to recruitment marketing?

Whatever your company’s sector, it’s understandable that if you have very few employees – let’s say, 10 to 20 – you won’t want to spend a huge amount of money on recruitment advertising. Sure, you want to find the right people for your vacancies, but when your firm is still small and growing, it’s in ...more

3 things that do nothing to encourage candidates

3 things that do nothing to encourage candidates

Even the most diligently managed recruitment approach might not bring great results for your firm if you make amateurish mistakes that turn away the best talent instead of attracting it. You may imagine that your own company would never do such a thing – surely, your hiring woes are more because of a lack of ...more

What are Millennials looking for in a role with you?

What are Millennials looking for in a role with you?

If your firm is looking to attract young professionals, you won’t necessarily get far by adhering to a Generation X mentality. Millennials are therefore the generation to which you need to be tailoring your recruitment strategy. In the corporate space, they also often have very different priorities to their Baby Boomer and Gen X predecessors; ...more

10 Quick Tips to Instantly Improve Your Job Adverts

10 Quick Tips to Instantly Improve Your Job Adverts

Writing a clear and effective job advert is the first step to a successful recruitment advertising campaign. Mastering the art of your advertising can bring a plethora of benefits to your recruitment strategy; you’ll be able to attract candidates quicker, which will in turn reduce your time-to-hire and advertising costs. Additionally, a well-written job advert ...more

What could possibly go wrong with that ‘hotshot’ employee?

What could possibly go wrong with that ‘hotshot’ employee?

It’s an experience that you may have had more than once with recruitment firms – being presented with a seemingly amazing candidate who has a track record in your sector, and who seems to be able to explain what your business needs for success and what they will do to bring you that success. Sure, ...more