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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

5 of the essential components in boosting worker productivity

No matter how promising the results of your latest staff recruitment drive may have been, that sparkly new team of yours is unlikely to deliver the best possible results in the absence of genuinely effective leadership. So without further ado, here are five of the most important things to make sure of if you wish ...more

3 ways to get new employees quickly hired and up to speed

If more than three weeks regularly pass at your company between making the decision to employ someone new and actually hiring someone, this urgently needs to be addressed – to say nothing of how poor onboarding can also make it hard to get your new employees quickly productive. Overly lengthy recruitment and onboarding processes mean ...more

3 advantages of creating candidate personas

If you were hoping that it would be easier for your company to recruit staff in 2016 than it was in 2015, we’ve got some bad news for you: it isn’t. That is at least the verdict of the 82% of respondents to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) recent Resourcing and Talent ...more

3 ways to beat the big boys to the top talent

It isn’t impossible to give huge, established industry players a bloody nose – just look at the success of ‘disruptors’ like Airbnb and Uber. It’s a similar story with staff recruitment – the best people are within reach if you do the right things, even if you are a mere ambitious startup. Believe it or ...more

5 ways to keep hold of your best workers

If there’s anything that is even more important – and difficult – than hiring the best people, it’s keeping them on your payroll for the longer term. Having to constantly replace employees and undertake the necessary training is something that most companies would rather avoid, for reasons of continuity, productivity, morale and – of course ...more

Goodbye Dream Candidate – Why did your Good Applicant Drop Out?

Picture the scene: you’ve found a great candidate (or your recruitment agency has), you think it is all going well – they have responded to your advert, performed really well in the interview, and you look all set to offer them the position. Then the worst happens: you experience the cold shoulder, no replies to ...more

Are you Actually Using LinkedIn Properly?

When it comes to strengthening your staff recruitment you really don’t need to use a large number of resources; you need to know how to get the best value, and best return from those that you do use. Understanding which advertising platforms to use for your staff recruitment campaigns can be challenging, especially with the ...more

5 tips for hiring better customer service people

It’s an easy job, this customer service recruitment lark. All that you need to do is find friendly people who are good with other people, and you’re set. What could go wrong? Actually, quite a few things could go wrong, if you don’t take a more in-depth approach to picking out the right candidates. These ...more

3 reasons why your company should always be hiring

It is often said by career experts to job hunters that they should always keep an active lookout for that next big opportunity. Does the same apply to your company in its search for candidates? In a word: yes. Your organisation may not have a vacancy right now, but that doesn’t prevent you actively looking ...more