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Striking the right balance between tradition and innovation when recruiting

Striking the right balance between tradition and innovation when recruiting

It’s one thing to be dazzled by the latest recruitment technology such as the Fusion package that you can take advantage of from Webrecruit, but quite another thing to know exactly how it can be applied to your own hiring needs. One useful way to think about it is by considering the all-important balancing act ...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

5 things to prioritise when selecting online recruitment software

5 things to prioritise when selecting online recruitment software

Is your online recruitment software your ‘best friend’ in the hiring process that it needs to be? Or do you still find yourself having to manage a lot of the work that you had expected your software to do? If you don’t want a disconnect between a seemingly impressive software package and a still stubbornly ...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

How to recruit successful HR staff

How to recruit successful HR staff

All too many organisations don’t have HR departments that exactly enjoy the complete approval of leaders and staff. Indeed, you may be familiar with grumbles from your senior executives about your HR department lacking business or strategic understanding, while lower down your company, there may be widespread sentiments among employees that HR is not their ...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

Have you picked out the most suitable online recruitment software?

Have you picked out the most suitable online recruitment software?

More and more these days, the success of a given company’s hiring campaign hinges on the online recruitment software it is using. But with so many platforms out there that are continually claiming to be the best on the market, how can you be sure of the one that aligns best with your own needs? ...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

The risks you run when forgoing a recruitment agency

The risks you run when forgoing a recruitment agency

You might be wondering why you should use a recruitment agency when you could instead adopt a more ‘hands-on’ approach by recruiting new personnel directly through a jobs listing site or via headhunting. However, it would be at your own peril that you leave a recruitment agency out of the equation. Here are some 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

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