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4 Simple Measures to Take to Future Proof your Recruitment

4 Simple Measures to Take to Future Proof your Recruitment

When setting up a direct sourcing strategy it is important to consider more than just the ‘right here, right now’ objectives. By anticipating and factoring in potential future changes you can remain one step ahead of the game. Understanding and applying what candidates want when they search for a new job is key for success. ...more

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Leave Out of Your Next Interview

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Leave Out of Your Next Interview

Getting your interviews right is naturally essential if you are recruiting staff. However, the effectiveness of those interviews is likely to be a little hit and miss if you don’t organise the questions that you ask into certain core ‘types’. How much good, for example, is a “yes” or “no” question? The short answer is, ...more

The 3 benefits of calculating your time to hire

The 3 benefits of calculating your time to hire

When it comes to hiring a new member of staff, time is critical, especially when you’re in the midst of implementing a direct sourcing strategy. Not only does a lengthy recruitment process equate to more money spent, it may also have a wider impact on the rest of your business – just think about the ...more

Questions to Ask When Setting up a Recruitment Advertising Contract

Questions to Ask When Setting up a Recruitment Advertising Contract

It has been reported that jobseekers use, on average, a total of 16 different sources when searching for a role. This statistic – from the Candidate Behaviour Survey by Careerbuilder – highlights the importance of for employers to use a range of complementary resources to advertise their jobs to ensure the best level of reach. ...more

A day in the life of an in-house recruiter

A day in the life of an in-house recruiter

So, the time has come for you to bring recruitment in house. While the challenge ahead of you might seem huge, having the right tools and, most importantly, the right people, to help you along the way can make a huge difference to your efforts. Naturally, you’ll be thinking about starting to build an in-house ...more

Why top candidates aren’t coming to your top company

Why top candidates aren’t coming to your top company

Even if you’re a top company, you don’t want to stay still – of course you don’t. Whether you’re engaged in staff recruitment in Exeter, Leeds, Manchester or somewhere entirely different, you’re always trying to attract more top talent so that you can maintain or heighten your market competitiveness. There’s just one problem, though… that ...more

How Low Cost Travel Group Brought Recruitment In-house – Saving £78k in the Process  [A Webrecruit Case Study]

How Low Cost Travel Group Brought Recruitment In-house – Saving £78k in the Process [A Webrecruit Case Study]

Many businesses are looking at how a direct sourcing strategy can attract top talent by using the power of their brand and internal resources.  However, making the transition from being 90% reliant on agencies to becoming a fully fledged in-house resourcing team is seen as a challenge by some. lowcosttravelgroup, a rapidly growing award-winning business, ...more

5 Metrics You Need to Audit Your Candidate Attraction Strategy

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

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

In-House Recruitment Vs Recruitment Agencies: Friend or Foe?

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