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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

Is your HR strategy giving your technology the best chance of success?

Is your HR strategy giving your technology the best chance of success?

Investment in recruitment technology like our own Fusion suite here at Webrecruit may well account for a lot of your hiring budget this year, so you will naturally want to do everything possible to extract the maximum value from it. But is your HR strategy enabling you to do this, or might it be having ...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 types of job applicant you may unjustly ignore

5 types of job applicant you may unjustly ignore

Hiring for almost any position is difficult and time-consuming. The temptation to take shortcuts with the process can therefore be overwhelming, but this can also make it easy to dismiss a job applicant on the basis of just one or two factors. That, in turn, means you could be overlooking some genuinely great candidates. Here ...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

Does your technology work well with your people strategy?

Does your technology work well with your people strategy?

Your ‘people strategy’ is defined as the approach that your company takes to its employees, and in today’s world, you will find it difficult to unlock the full potential of your people strategy without the right technology. Remember that whatever technology you use in your business, it should always serve the needs of your people ...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

5 Things to Consider When Changing ATS Providers

5 Things to Consider When Changing ATS Providers

Are you starting to doubt your choice of applicant tracking system (ATS)? Perhaps it’s difficult to use or doesn’t contain all the functionality you need, or maybe you’re just unhappy with the level of support from your current supplier. Whatever your reason for considering the change, if you want to start exploring other ATS options ...more

A good applicant tracking system is vital to the candidate experience

A good applicant tracking system is vital to the candidate experience

‘Candidate experience’ is a buzzword that you probably hear quite a lot these days. However, you may not have fully appreciated how much benefit a great applicant tracking system (ATS) has for the experience that your own candidates have of your brand. Think about it – companies tend to invest in applicant tracking systems to ...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

What difference could ‘blind hiring’ make to your workforce?

What difference could ‘blind hiring’ make to your workforce?

‘Blind hiring’ has been increasingly talked about in recent times. Indeed, even the Canadian government has used it, stating that it did so with the intention of reducing unconscious bias and promoting gender and ethnic equality. But is blind hiring worth the hype, and how could it benefit your own firm? First of all, what ...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