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21 Recruitment & HR Bloggers You Should Follow in 2017

In 2017, the recruitment & HR industry is more digital savvy than ever before. In addition to online job boards, candidates are increasingly turning to social media to seek out new job opportunities. Recruiters that ignore this avenue could be missing out on a lot of talent, however it's understandable why many do...Dipping your toe into the realm of social media recruitment can be daunting if your skills and experience ...

Published: Tue 21 March 2017

Social Media and Recruitment: Everything You Need to Know in 2017

How should recruitment agencies be using social media? What can you learn from the pros?Can you remember recruitment before social media? Me neither, but then again, I was a 90s baby who knows nothing of the ZX Spectrum or even a fax machine. Although social media has only really been around for the last 15 years or so, its influence on the recruitment industry has been, dare I say it, revolutionary. It's changed the ...

Published: Tue 21 March 2017

How Will the 2017 Spring Budget Affect the UK Construction Industry?

View: What does the chancellor's 2017 Spring Budget mean for the UK construction industry?One of the key dates in the political calendar came and went earlier this month when the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his first - and last - Spring Budget. In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor signalled his intention to move the Budget to the second half of the year, making this latest announcement the ...

Published: Fri 17 March 2017

Job hopping candidates: the risky hire you think they are?

Job hopping candidates: are they really the risky hire you think they are?You've found the ideal candidate. They're more than qualified, have the right level of experience, and they even fulfil all of the 'desired but not essential skills' too. Except there's one little thing niggling away at you ... the number of jobs they've burnt through.But, in spite of the old stigma, should job hopping be seen as such a serious deterrent ...

Published: Wed 15 March 2017

Does Job Hopping Harm Your Career as Much as You Think?

 Is job hopping the career killer you think it is?Did you know that rabbits can hop as much as three metres at a time? Well now you do. Their ability to cover so much ground is akin to that of the modern day job hopper. Recent surveys suggest that the average millennial (born between 1980 and 1995) will exhaust no less than 4 jobs by the age of 31.Sounds alarming doesn't it? Well we've engaged with a number of hiring professionals ...

Published: Tue 14 March 2017

150 HR & Recruitment events in the UK for 2017

2017 looks to be a busy year for recruitment & HR events and with so many, we thought it would be beneficial to put all of these into a single document so you can see at a glance, dates that would suit you.If you are an HR Recruitment Agency or organisation and have an HR or Recruitment event you would like us to add, please get in touch.Without further ado, here is the list.MarchEvent: How Video is Changing RecruitmentWhen: ...

Published: Thu 09 March 2017

Which is Better for Recruitment, Social Selling or Cold Calling?

We've spoken in the past about the dangers of excessive cold calling for recruiters, but this begs the question of what alternative options are available - especially for a new business. The good news is, that in 2017, one option in particular has emerged as an attractive contender. That option's name is social selling. Let's take a look at how these two methods stack up against each other and see if we can't put the debate ...

Published: Tue 07 March 2017

End of Financial Year Rush: How Can Engineering Recruiters Be Ready?

It's the end of the financial year and spirits are in the sky. Okay, that won't make much sense to those who aren't familiar with The Office, but we're getting to the point of the year where the financial year is ending. From the 12 months from April, industries and employers throughout the UK will have budgets set out for the coming year; as we enter the final month, how do demands on recruitment agencies in Engineering ...

Published: Fri 03 March 2017

It's Not Me, It's You: How to Dump a Bad Candidate

If you've been in recruitment for any length of time, then you'll have encountered them. Whether they're rude, needlessly scruffy, entitled, or aggressive, bad candidates are just one of the many things that could spoil your week in this business.Let's face it, they're unlikely to get the job anyway, and they are hardly going to do your reputation any favours when they roll up at the interview ... So what's the best way ...

Published: Fri 03 March 2017

Construction response to fewer EU nationals looking for UK work

Many words have already been written about the potential impacts of the looming Brexit.The impact of this divorce is already being felt even before processes are turned into law. In their latest survey, research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), suggests fewer EU nationals are looking for work in the UK. Given the well documented skills shortage in the construction industry, the latest evidence ...

Published: Thu 02 March 2017
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