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

Recruiters — are you creating your own stress?

Recruitment is a very stressful sector to work in but have you ever thought that you may be creating your own stress?

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The joy of recruitment

Last week was brilliant. It reminded me of how exciting it can be to work in recruitment.

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Beyond the “People First” Adage

“Putting People First” is more commonly preached but less followed in reality. What we observe is corporate executives and HR managers have been offering good lip service to this idea and advocating the principles to place people at the epicentre of an organisation success. However, in reality, a lot more is easier said than done.

This piece seeks to look beyond the “people first” adage and talks about the challenges to infusing transformation in the workplace culture. A healthy workplace culture attracts and retains the best talent, since the people are satisfied in their job roles and happy. Indeed, there is no counter thought on why not to place people first.

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Empathy — the skill that fuels connection in recruitment

Empathy; it’s a declining trait in today’s workplace and, according to a recent study, society in general. And that’s a shame because in a people-driven environment like the recruitment industry, learning and developing empathic skills can be a huge boost to your client, candidate and colleague relationships.

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5 places to find your next tech talent

With new startups sprouting up faster than you can say unicorn, there is a huge demand for tech talent.

If you are shopping in the same market, things are going to be tough.

With a large selection of employers to choose from, the limited number of tech talent could be very selective in who they wish to work for.

This means going beyond the old school way of just posting (a job ad) and praying (for applicants). Because that just doesn’t work anymore.

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