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Recruitment Advice

3 effective ways to attract & hire top talent

Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the highest number of applications, their conversion-to-hire rates fall drastically behind other sources of hire like employee referrals and co...

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Date Posted: 31-01-2018

4 core skills you should look for in your next employee

With one in two people considering a career change in the future and job applications set to peak in the first three months of 2018, now is the time to look for candidates with core skills and attributes, rather than just those who possess specific skills and experience.  Traditionally, ...

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Date Posted: 31-01-2018

How to give effective feedback

Only 30% of companies today provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates after an interview. The other 70% neglect their potential future candidates at the earliest opportunity by failing to provide any feedback whatsoever. Debut, the award-winning student and graduate careers app, has launc...

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Date Posted: 31-08-2017

3 Reasons to Give Unsuccessful Candidates Feedback

Here it is, a dream job, the wait for an interview but after all of that, a rejection! When it comes to interviews, there’s nothing worse than not knowing what went “wrong”. 4 out of 5 people in the UK claim that they have never received feedback after a face-to-face interview....

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Date Posted: 03-08-2017

Take control of your recruitment process

Do you worry you’re losing out on good candidates to other companies? Or struggling to attract enough talent to make a strong hire? Every recruiter knows the importance of hiring the right people, but sometimes it feels like the right candidates are just out of reach. With the market leanin...

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Date Posted: 15-05-2017

Four tips for recruiting in a candidate-led market

Traditionally, recruiters had the upper-hand in the recruitment process. Not anymore. The power has been transferred into the hands of job seekers – with highly-skilled candidates holding the most clout – and this leaves hiring managers in a difficult position. The market is now candi...

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Date Posted: 16-03-2017

5 of the Best Recruiting Insights from Marketing Guru Seth Godin

  There may not be a Michael Jordan of recruiting, but Seth Godin, a bestselling author, speaker and entrepreneur, comes pretty close. Though his expertise is in marketing — Godin is a frequent keynote speaker and prolific blogger — much of Godin’s insight and adv...

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Date Posted: 23-09-2016

Is LinkedIn ruining your employer brand?

No-one can deny the impact LinkedIn has had on recruitment. Declared ‘the world’s largest professional network’ (and rightly so), LinkedIn has changed the way businesses connect with talent, giving them unique access to a range of candidates. But what effect has this radical transf...

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Date Posted: 11-04-2016

Is LinkedIn really worth the effort?

Once upon a time, the recruitment process involved newspaper adverts, cold calling, and a rolodex full of contacts. Business cards were recruiters’ currency, head-hunters operated like detectives and CVs were sent by post. Fast-forward to recruitment today and suddenly millions of potential ca...

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Date Posted: 16-03-2016

How to avoid discrimination at interview

A new poll has found women are three times more likely to answer illegal or inappropriate questions at interview, the Independent reports. The study, conducted by the graduate recruitment app Debut, questioned 2,800 UK workers, with an equal amount of male and female respondents. According to ...

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Date Posted: 02-03-2016

Top CEOs share their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness? These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.&rdquo...

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Date Posted: 15-02-2016

Crossing the line: Interview questions you can’t legally ask

The purpose of a job interview is to gather as much information about potential employees as possible, so it’s not surprising that occasionally interviewers cross the legal line of what they can and cannot ask. Here’s how to avoid asking discriminatory questions. Before 1975, employer...

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Date Posted: 03-02-2016

How to conduct an interview and make the right hiring decision

Selecting the right candidates for your organisation is key to its continued success, but it’s all too easy to pick the wrong one or miss the great one. And if you’re the line manager, chances are you’re busy with your ‘day job’ (especially as you’re short staffed...

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Date Posted: 01-02-2016

How to hire in 2016

Hiring for skill and experience is becoming replaced by hiring for potential and culture, an article on Fast Company explains. With the start of the year beginning with unfilled vacancies due to the Christmas break, use this time to look to the future - help your company thrive and grow this year by...

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Date Posted: 28-01-2016

Expert warns that LinkedIn could cause unconscious bias

LinkedIn has been growing in popularity among professionals seeking work and employers looking to recruit; but is it a fair system, and can it really help companies to find the best talent? One recruitment expert in particular thinks not. The Recruiter website recently noted that Jane Hatton - fo...

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Date Posted: 09-11-2015

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