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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

Everything You Need to Know About the UK Sales Skills Shortage

Hello darkness, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again.In recent months, we've investigated skills shortages in industries such as construction, education and healthcare; the findings suggest a common trend. This time, we're investigating whether there is a shortage of sales professionals. If so, why is this the case, and what can employers do? Is there a shortage of sales professionals?"A career in sales ...

Published: Tue 28 February 2017

Social media recruitment advice from our reigning champions

If you want to be seen as a serious recruiter in 2017, then you need to be doing social media - and doing it right. Our Social Recruiter 100 leaderboard gives an accurate benchmark as to how well different recruiters are doing when it comes to social media, and we caught up with our reigning champions to get their advice on how recruiters can do social better in 2017.How much Klout do you have?Our Social Recruiter leaderboards ...

Published: Fri 24 February 2017

Invisible Illness in the Workplace: Facts Employers Need to Know

My brother has Cystic Fibrosis. Day by day, he takes around 35 tablets to stay alive, his wife has to give him therapy, and he's up at 5am every morning to clear his lungs on a breathing machine. He also works 60 hours per week in car sales - a notoriously stressful job with long hours. When he's suited and booted, you'd never know any of this.And that's what an invisible illness is like. For many people, they go about ...

Published: Tue 14 February 2017

Why should graduates use recruitment agencies?

How to get a graduate job the easy way: Recruitment agenciesApplying for graduate schemes after uni is frustrating. You may have no experience, or be unsure which career path would suit you best.So how do some graduates manage to land that cool job with the good salary, company car, and enviable work / life balance? Well, quite often they had help ... Free, professional helpIf you're struggling to find your dream job, then ...

Published: Fri 10 February 2017

How to write a job description: We tested 388,281 and the results are...

Whether you're a recruitment consultant or in internal HR, then a big part of your job is to attract the right candidates. And to attract good candidates, you need an effective job description.With this in mind, we sifted through a small mountain of jobs that were advertised on our sister site Vacancy Central during January 2017, to see what works and what doesn't.What we found was nothing short of astounding.What is the ideal ...

Published: Tue 07 February 2017

Careers in Recruitment: Candidates, Clients, and Commission

Have you ever found yourself at a career impasse? Have you finished education, have qualifications, and are now looking for your ideal job? Working in the recruitment industry could provide the answers. Here, we look at the the opportunities available to potential recruitment consultants as well as the career progression and salaries on offer. Why should you have a career in the recruitment industry?Like many careers ...

Published: Mon 06 February 2017

Freedom of Movement: What Brexit Means for UK Construction

After months of speculation following the decision to leave the European Union, the Prime Minister has finally revealed her hand. In a speech in January, Theresa May outlined the plans for the UK to leave the single market and renegotiate individual trade deals with the 27 member countries. This effectively means that freedom of movement of workers to the UK will also end. One way or another, this decision will affect ...

Published: Thu 02 February 2017

Recruitment Business Development: How to Get More Leads

No matter your role in recruitment, there's one thing that's constantly on your mind ... "How can I get more leads?"You could be the best consultant in the world, but without job vacancies to fill, you're nothing. We all dream of placing nothing but wonder jobs - making big commission from a delighted client - but finding clients to recruit for is an art in itself.Lead sourcing is especially crucial if you've recently started ...

Published: Wed 01 February 2017
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