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Guide to Interviewing Part 1: Essential Screening Techniques

Assessing candidates for a job is a crucial, but often misunderstood skill - and in the first of a three-part series, we explore ways that interviewers can get the most from initial screenings. Generally accomplished remotely, screening interviews are a favourite way to increase hiring efficiency - and our guide lists the questions you mustn't forget to ask every candidate. Even veteran interviewers have something to gain from ...

Published: Mon 25 April 2016

HR Secrets of Speeding Up Your Hiring Process

27.9 days. Doing a constant speed of just 37mph, you could complete a full lap of the world in that time. You could also make four return trips to the moon. Or, if you're feeling really rock 'n' roll, you could hire a new employee.That's right, just 3 days shy of a full month, the average length of the UK's hiring process in 2016 is record high of 27.9 days (according to Glassdoor research). This is a massive increase over recent ...

Published: Tue 19 April 2016

An introduction to mobile recruiting

Technology is perpetually changing the face of talent acquisition and mobile recruitment is the latest trend to impact the way that recruiters engage with clients and candidates alike. While traditional recruitment methods will never fully become obsolete, the advent of smartphones, tablets and wearable-tech has forced recruiters to adapt to 'mobile' at the risk of being out of touch with a growing market. But what exactly ...

Published: Mon 11 April 2016

Avoiding Bad Bosses: How to Spot Poor Leadership at Interview

So you're looking to get yourself back into employment, or you're seeking out a new challenge in the working world. The first hurdle of perfecting a bespoke CV and covering letter has been completed and now you wait for the congratulatory invite to interview or the dreaded future-endeavour generic email. At long last, the former arrives and now 'all' you need to do is prepare to impress to nail that new position down. But is ...

Published: Tue 05 April 2016

Exclusive: recruiters using drones to gather intelligence on candidates

When it comes to candidate screening, recruiters are always looking for new ways to separate the wheat from the chaff. But the latest steps recruiters are taking have caused quite a stir in recent weeks, after it was reported that some are now sending drones on CIG (Candidate Intelligence Gathering) missions. In simpler terms, they are using camera-fitted drones to spy on potential candidates. In what has already proven ...

Published: Thu 31 March 2016

Recruiters: How to Find the Best Candidates on LinkedIn

If you've already read our article on the benefits of social media recruitment, then you will understand just how useful a tool like LinkedIn can be to recruiters. With over 300 million users globally, LinkedIn offers a colossal online database of professionals looking to get noticed for their business acumen.The very size of such a platform can also be a downfall though, as it can become hard to identify the highest quality ...

Published: Tue 29 March 2016

Flexible Working: An Employer Guide to UK Law

As working practices begin to break down the cubicle walls and transcend the 9-to-5, flexible working is having a real impact on the way that employers manage their businesses. More than just moving the minute hand though, changing a long-standing working culture poses a number of challenges to employers, both from a legal and pragmatic perspective. So what exactly is flexible working and what are the UK laws that employers ...

Published: Mon 21 March 2016

National Apprenticeship Week 2016: Time to Find an Apprentice

This week marks the ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week. Running from 14th - 18th March, the week acts as a call to arms not only for employers to invest in these vacancies, but also for apprentices to see for themselves just how effective an apprenticeship can be for their career.Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, National Apprenticeship week will celebrate the positive impact such schemes can have on ...

Published: Mon 14 March 2016

National Living Wage: How Will Your Business Be Affected?

As you're no doubt aware, there's going to be a big shake-up in the minimum wage this year - with it set to rise by 50p per hour for over-25s and being rebranded as the 'national living wage'. But what does this mean for your business, the recruitment industry, or the economy in general?What is the national living wage?On April 1st 2016, the UK's minimum wage will change its name to the national living wage - going from £6.70 ...

Published: Tue 08 March 2016

Finding work again after becoming unemployed

Being out of work for the first time in your career is a terrifying concept for anyone. Aside from the obvious financial concerns, other factors such as routine and overall mental wellbeing come into play which can manifest a counterproductive collapse in your job search.The first (and most important) step to take when you are out of work is to stop yourself from slipping into this rut of self-doubt and anxiety. Below we'll ...

Published: Tue 01 March 2016
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