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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

3 reasons why you still need to write job descriptions

3 reasons why you still need to write job descriptions

Many an employer would love to get rid of the humble job description. They see it as a burden to have to write such a thing every time a vacancy comes up at their company. Indeed, it may be hard for them to appreciate the job description’s continued relevance when they come to recruit staff. ...more

5 Ways to Make Graduate Recruitment Easier

5 Ways to Make Graduate Recruitment Easier

It’s that time of year again – hundreds of thousands of students are finishing their university courses and preparing to enter the UK job market. Equally, many employers across the country are looking to attract graduates with their latest vacancies. While some companies may have been recruiting for graduate roles for months already, others are ...more

3 characteristics that make someone a true ‘team player’

3 characteristics that make someone a true ‘team player’

When you think of any of the obvious corporate success stories from down the years – from Microsoft to Apple – one of the things that should become clear to you straight away is the importance of the right team. However, there’s a big difference between a great team, and simply a bunch of smart ...more

How do you keep your company culture the same as your business grows?

How do you keep your company culture the same as your business grows?

You might think there’s little point trying to ‘control’ or ‘preserve’ company culture. After all, culture is a fluid and changeable thing, right? Wouldn’t it be best to just allow it to evolve naturally as your company grows and past and new employees past through your revolving door? The truth is, though, that there are ...more

5 Common Misconceptions About Employer Branding

5 Common Misconceptions About Employer Branding

Employer branding is a phrase that’s frequently thrown around when discussing what companies can do to attract talent to their business. However, there’s still confusion about what employer branding actually means, and why it’s so important in your recruitment efforts. As such, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around (for example, that employer branding ...more

Sometimes, even your best people need to be moved on

Sometimes, even your best people need to be moved on

Yes, you read that right. Losing a great employee isn’t always a mortal blow – or even necessarily a blow at all. We aren’t just talking about those times when the worker may have got a better offer elsewhere. We’re also talking about you being proactive enough to drop even the best people on your ...more

5 signs of a high-performing candidate

5 signs of a high-performing candidate

One of the things that you will most need when recruiting staff is an ability to recognise a high-performing candidate – the person who could make a great hire rather than merely a good one. However, what’s truly a signal of a sound performer, and what’s just ‘noise’? Here are five of the indicators for ...more

3 ways to make culture central to your hiring process

3 ways to make culture central to your hiring process

There have been quite a few interesting changes to worker attitudes in recent decades from the older to the younger generations. However, one of the most intriguing is undoubtedly the shift from an emphasis on pay and benefits, to one on the ‘culture’ in which one works. Millennials – the generation born roughly between the ...more