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Your candidates may be skilled, but are they experienced?

We all know how important skills are in the 2010s workplace – but are technical skills really a match for experience? The answer to that question is so often “no”. Sometimes, a candidate may not have the skills that are needed for a position, but they may have experience – whether gained in a specific ...more

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

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

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

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

5 Ways Recruitment Software Can Speed Up Your Time-to-Hire

How long does your hiring process take? On average, it takes 27.59 days to fill a vacancy, according to 2016 statistics from HR Magazine. If your recruitment process takes longer, it can prove to be very costly. Consider the cost of: – Re-advertising your vacancy – The extra time your HR team has to spend ...more

3 Reasons Why Your Team Aren’t Using Your ATS Properly

You’re all up and running on your new applicant tracking system (ATS) and you’re excited about the positive changes that it is going to make to your recruitment process. Fast-forward a few weeks later: you notice that some members of your team aren’t actually using your ATS. Maybe they’re only utilising certain parts of its ...more

4 Signs You Need to Improve Your Candidate Experience

Delivering a positive candidate experience is vital; not only can a bad experience prevent a candidate from applying for any of your vacancies, it can also create a negative impression of your business. However, measuring the effectiveness of your candidate experience can be tricky – so, how do you know when it’s time to take ...more

8 Tips to Help You Create a Brilliant Careers Site

If you think that your careers site is simply just an add-on page to your website where you list your current vacancies, you’re missing a trick. Yes, your careers site should advertise your vacancies but it can be so much more than that. It’s a place where you can showcase your company’s culture, talk about ...more

5 Benefits of Web-Based Recruitment Software

If you’re considering investing in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of suppliers and various options on the market. When it comes to choosing your system, before even thinking about which supplier you’d like to work with, you need to think about whether you’d prefer a web-based system ...more