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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

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

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 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

3 ways to use technology to give your candidates a better experience

If there’s one aspect of the hiring process that helps to show that recruitment technology is not just a fad, it’s the candidate experience. Past studies have indicated that a large proportion of jobseekers continue to have poor candidate experiences, citing such problems as unclear application instructions, extremely long application processes and minimal job descriptions. ...more

3 reasons for your firm to outsource its hiring this year

A lot of things about the corporate world may seem to have already changed in 2017, but one thing that definitely hasn’t is the necessity of ensuring that every department of your company is performing as well as possible. That is certainly true of your HR department – if it suffers from glitches, inefficiencies or ...more

4 Benefits Careers Sites Can Deliver to Small Businesses

If you’re a small business, you might think that you don’t need a careers site. In fact, there are a number of common misconceptions about careers sites that can deter SMEs from using them. Do any of the following statements sound familiar? “My business doesn’t hire frequently enough to justify having a careers site.” “A ...more

5 tips for implementing recruitment technology successfully

Even market-leading recruitment technology won’t do much to serve your business’s hiring needs if it isn’t implemented well. The below five tips should help you to avoid the most common pitfalls. 1.Ask questions before signing a contract Before agreeing to take on any given software package, it’s well worth asking the vendor for testimonials from ...more

6 methods for assessing talent – how effective are they?

Finding suitable talent for your open position isn’t always easy. Although suit-and-tie interviews do work, it may be time for your organisation to consider investing in recruitment technology or employing new assessment techniques. Below, we’ve rounded up six of the most popular methods of talent assessment and determined whether we think they are effective for ...more

These 3 things are stressing your employees out

Stress is normal in the workplace, but if your workers are in low-paid positions or they are customer-facing, they are more likely to suffer from certain stress factors that could have a negative impact on your business and its performance. High stress levels are bad for morale, productivity and retention, not to mention profitability, so ...more