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How do you get candidates interested in a mundane job?

How do you get candidates interested in a mundane job?

Sometimes, you may fear that there are certain openings at your company with which even the most sophisticated recruitment advertising agency can’t help you. They’re just too lame, uninteresting low-paying jobs, to which all of the usual talk about employer branding and candidate personas may seem barely applicable. The good news is that there are ...more

One of your key players just quit! What now?

One of your key players just quit! What now?

A valuable employee opting to leave your company is probably the last thing you need. Understandably, you may be disappointed or even aggrieved at their decision. Ultimately, though, life goes on, and you need to have a plan as to what happens next. Ask any number of recruitment companies, and they’ll tell you that your ...more

Here’s what your firm needs to know about Generation Z

Here’s what your firm needs to know about Generation Z

One of the big things that recruitment experts across the globe have to grapple with, is the matter of how they can best target and cater to the needs of jobseekers of certain generations. This, in turn, can understandably lead to a fair bit of stereotyping. Consider those who can be described as the ‘post-Millennial’ ...more

Are you doing enough to make your best employees want to stay around?

Are you doing enough to make your best employees want to stay around?

If there’s one advantage of a carefully managed recruitment approach that – in some ways – can be a bit of a disadvantage, it’s that you could end up with an employee who’s almost a bit too good. We’re sure you know what kind of staffer we mean. We’re referring to the true ‘rock star’ ...more

So you have two amazing candidates… how can you choose between them?

So you have two amazing candidates… how can you choose between them?

Even when your firm works with the very best recruitment agency and uses the most suitable hiring software, it’s not impossible to end up with two highly capable candidates who seem evenly matched. In a situation like this, you will need to act fast to snap up at least one of these fantastic candidates. So, ...more

3 things that you need to do when recruiting staff

3 things that you need to do when recruiting staff

The recruitment of new employees is a necessarily multi-faceted process – doing things the same old familiar ways, drawing upon the same old staff with the same old skills, likely won’t deliver your company the great hiring results that you need to get ahead in your industry. So, here are just three things that you ...more

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