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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

Tips for Measuring Recruiters

Are you measuring a compliant Claire…Or a Rebellious Robert?

When making the choice to set KPI’s I would advise you are clear on the reason why you are setting them in the first place.  To help the individual, to give direction or to check up on individuals?

Compliant Claire can be compared to Lisa Simpson: ‘nice, willing, compliant, honest and very eager to please.  Having a detailed outline of what Compliant Claire needs to do could work well for her…as long the instructions are clear not open to interpretation.  Someone like Compliant Claire will need specific and measurable KPI’s so she can ensure she achieves them.

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Solid Millennial Talent Attraction Strategies in 2016

40% of employees will be Millennials by 2020 which means they are essential to the success and sustainability of businesses. If your clients are wanting to attract and retain the best Millennials to drive their businesses forward, what do they have to do differently?

Millennials are not interested in jobs, they want lives where their work means something. They don’t want to live weekend to weekend or vacation to vacation. They can’t see why they should sit behind a desk for 9 hours a day in an office full of people, trying to look busy to impress a boss. Read more

3 Powerful Chrome Extensions That’ll Accelerate Your Recruitment Efforts

 

Without a doubt, Chrome extensions have become among the most useful virtual tools in providing assistance to a lot of people and industries.

The functionality and benefits they offer have transcended beyond the needs of online readers and searchers. Chrome extensions are now being used as assisting tools in talent recruitment.

Yes, you heard that absolutely right.

If you are among those people who have been looking for the right persons to become the new members of your company, Chrome extensions have a lot to offer you.

Needless to say, there are so many different Chrome extensions available in the online marketplace that can help make your hiring tasks completely easy.  Read more

Firing a client…..

Ok, just so you know, I’m half way through this. It’s a bit like a sticky break up.

Recruitment is-a changing. When I first got into it we were faxing (google it) CV’s and the internet had only just started to emerge. Now it’s all internal recruitment, job boards and social media.

Now I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, in some ways I actually welcome these platforms as they actually can create more opportunity for us. But I’ve noticed it’s giving clients a greater sense of “why should we use you?”, which in turn is making me evaluate who I partner with. Read more

What are the skills a good recruiter or headhunter needs?

What are the skills a good recruiter or headhunter needs? This can be answered in different ways and depending on the sector they focus on, the answer could vary slightly but the big practical skills are the same for all recruiters and headhunters.

In order to become a successful recruiter and be at the point where you can manage and help develop others, you will need to develop a set of skills that not only cover the recruitment process but also strengthen your wider business acumen. Read more

Recruitment is fishy business…

I don’t know if anyone has watched The Catch on TV recently but I have found it compelling viewing. For any of you that don’t know the program, it essentially follows hardy fishing crews out on their trawlers. A job not for the feint-hearted, and as my other half stated, “Where the real men are” (I tried to persuade her it was just as treacherous in Recruitment, just with less Atlantic Ocean and arguably more sharks).

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5 top tips to writing a better job posting — Learnt from lousy candidates

How many job applications have you deleted today? 10? 20?

When I was actively recruiting for other employers, I was deleting about 50 job applications per day. That’s about 1,000 of them over a month.

If you are constantly reposting a job listing due to irrelevant response, you might like to do some reflection before hitting the publish button again.

In fact we are shown how not to do it almost every single minute — from your job applicants.

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