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Reasons why you haven't heard back from a recruiter

Silence isn't always golden. We all have that friend who replies to your texts rather late, if at all. But a friend forgetting to reply with 'yes, let's get a takeaway' is more forgivable than a recruiter not replying to your job application. So, in an age where communication is a cinch,  why are candidates pumping hours into perfecting an application form and CV, only to receive nothing but silence?No feedback. No email ...

Published: Tue 29 September 2015

Contingency vs. Retained Recruitment: Which is Better?

If you're looking for new staff for your business, then there's a question that may well be on your mind. What is the difference between contingency recruitment and retained recruitment, and which is better for you? The answer is surprisingly simple - so let us explain.To someone who isn't from a recruitment background, the terms 'contingency' and 'retained' probably mean very little. Today, we're going to cut through the jargon ...

Published: Thu 17 September 2015

Seasonal Recruitment Trends

Cutting edge hiring techniques are nothing without timing and being aware of seasonal recruitment trends can make all the difference when planning your next foray into the labour market. The peaks and troughs of the calendar year can cause a headache for employers and candidates alike, leading to a number of external factors that are worthy of consideration before embarking on any recruitment campaign. Perhaps you're ...

Published: Tue 15 September 2015

Students: How to Find Part-Time Work

As a student, having money is probably high priority on your long list of concerns during your time at university (behind studying, exams and deadlines of course). After all, money is a necessity if you're to make your time there enjoyable rather than endurable. If you want the social life of a rockstar, which most students do, having a steady income will help to supply the shots well into the early hours oh and it'll also help ...

Published: Tue 08 September 2015

How People Find a Job

Pursuing your next career venture can provoke conflicting emotions: apprehension, excitement, trumspringa ... but at least there's no doubt over how you're going to find your next role. Well, there wasn't, but the deluge of job boards, agencies and InMail means you're now leading the job hunt with all the tact of an inexperienced sherpa.We were curious to see what services and tools people most commonly use when changing ...

Published: Tue 01 September 2015

Bad Hires: How to Tell a Maverick From a Muppet

In this article we're going to investigate a question that plagues every HR department. How can hiring managers differentiate between Tom Cruise's character in Top Gun and everyone's favourite celebrity amphibian? Ok, perhaps not. But still, we've gone all-out this time to help you spot candidates' red flags any way you can.What is a bad hire?We can probably all agree that we want to avoid a bad hire - it's not a good position ...

Published: Wed 26 August 2015

Standing vs. Sitting: Which is Better?

There are now countless studies on how sitting for such long periods is slowly 'killing you' and how we should all treat it as a serious health threat. Yet people who are standing up everyday are left with aches in their muscles, pains in their joints and spinal problems.So either sitting OR standing for long periods is not ideal, but with few careers offering anything other than an extremity, which is better for your health? I ...

Published: Tue 18 August 2015

A-level Results: What Next?

A-level results day has come and gone. You open the local newspaper to find photos of 'EXCEPTIONAL' classmates doing that jump for joy that's obligatory for all soon to be undergrads. As you spitefully fill in their teeth with a marker pen, the envelope of failure taunts you and reminds you how different things could have been...and we all thought exams were getting easier, eh?Just because you didn't get the results you needed ...

Published: Fri 14 August 2015

Social Media Recruitment: Hiring Strategies

Social media recruitment - something that is super-familiar to us all as recruitment and HR professionals, right? Not always. Even if you grew up in the digital age, it can be tough to get a handle on how these powerful tools can be used to our advantage. There's far more to it than just searching LinkedIn or e-stalking candidates on Facebook too! Read on and find out why.Why social media?The first question you might be asking ...

Published: Wed 12 August 2015

Successful People: Common Traits

Ultimately, our goal as human beings, is to be successful. Whether it's success in the form of wealth, happiness or family life, we all strive for an 'ideal'. The great thing about success is that it's never too late to find it and we can all condition ourselves to be successful, through persistence and other key behaviours. Read on to see how some of the most successful people have climbed a mountain we all want to summit...'The ...

Published: Tue 04 August 2015
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