Automating Recruitment

I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day who told me they were automating their recruitment system. They wanted to cut down costs and reduce the in-house recruitment overhead. I think they felt that they would be able to effectively recruit by filtering CV’s based on relevant word searches. Read more

How to identify recruiter skills gaps & inject energy into a team

“Do you come here often?”

“Can I buy you a drink?”

“Do you want to dance?”

“Can I have your number?”

What answers normally follow these questions? Whether you get an air punching YES or a heart dropping NO these are usually the two options offered that follow a closed question.

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Which social platforms are right for your recruitment agency?

Social Media has revolutionised the way that communication is being done, professionally and personally. As per some research carried out in 2011, it was found that almost half of the jobseekers in the UK use social media to find and apply for jobs. It was noted that nearly 20% use Facebook and 33% use LinkedIn.

With such stats at hand, after deciding you’re going to take your agency to the world of social media, it then becomes a little difficult for agencies to decide which platform they need to be active on.

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How to turn mediocre recruitment consultants into world beaters

It’s the magic formula we all wish we had. The ability to turn poor performing consultants into absolute world beaters.

There are some fabulous training tools available that can help us business owners along the way, both online and in person, but if the consultant just doesn’t have “it” in them, it could turn out to be a fruitless exercise and a waste of energy and resources.

So how do we get them to turn around their performance, how do we give them the tools to succeed in both good and tough markets? From my experience it has to be a combination of things

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5 paid sales automation tools that’ll boost your revenue

Did you know that 90% of news businesses will fail?

Every entrepreneur starts off with the best intent to disrupt the industry, to democratise usage, and to change the world. But it still boils down to dollar and cents to keep your business afloat.

Ultimately, website traffic and Facebook likes can’t pay the bills.

Whether you are a small business owner, solopreneur or a freelancer, you can increase your revenue by implementing the right tools and creating a strategy that has been proven to yield results.

It won’t be easy if you rely on the same tired strategy and methods that everyone else is using.

Fortunately, opportunities are waiting. There are so many tools that can help double your revenue.

So, what types of tools am I talking about here? Here is a rundown of five paid sales automation tools.

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The candidate experience

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting out to events and seminars organised by the major trade bodies that represent our industry. This post’s subject is one that has come up in every conversation – ‘The Candidate Experience’.

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Customer service in recruitment

So it’s that time of year when everything is kicking off. Too many emails, too many calls and not enough time. A familiar sounding story I’m sure.

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Recruitment success – the first 90 days

So you’ve joined a new recruitment company, what can you do in your first 90 days to ensure success? Irrespective of if you have previous recruitment experience or not, this is the time you lay the foundation for future success.

Here are 5 things to focus on in your first 90 days.

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Recruiters: 4 client and candidate personality traits you MUST know about

Ever wondered why some client and candidate relationships are so easy and some are a nightmare?

There are many reasons for this, but as a recruitment consultant, the first thing you need to say to yourself is that old cliché “It’s not you, it’s me!”

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3 ways recruiters can accelerate their social media strategy in 2016

It’s 2016, and it’s a high time for all recruiters to be accelerating their social media strategy. Gone are the days of ‘toe dipping’ into the great unknown. Social media needs to be embraced as the fantastic (and essential) recruiting tool that it is. Time, of course, is the big issue. All recruiters are busy people, and many recruiters feel that they simply don’t have the time to invest in a social media strategy. That is why, for some, their social media recruitment activity never really gets beyond the aforementioned ‘toe-dipping stage.’ But, with a coherent strategy, commitment and a bit of patience, the potential returns are well worth the investment of time and effort. Read more