Recruiter Tips: Busting The Myth Around Retainers

Recruiter Tips: Busting The Myth Around Retainers

I can remember when I first got into the recruiting game hearing about special training sessions being run for ‘experienced perm consultants only’; or perhaps for those consultants considering a move into the Executive Search space.

Every few weeks a group of carefully selected consultants (who had received the exclusive invitation to attend the workshop) would disappear into the boardroom at lunchtime for what appeared to be some kind of ‘initiation’ or ‘right of passage’.

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How To Boost Employee Engagement with Social Media

How To Boost Employee Engagement with Social Media

In today’s tech-savvy world, social media has become the technology no one can ignore. Hitting an all-time high in the beginning of 2018 with 83 percent of the UK adult population utilizing one or more social platforms, social media is no longer just for fun. As usage increases among all ages, the purpose of social media is expanding into the workforce. Employee engagement efforts in particular are reaping the benefits of properly utilized social media.

While happy employees are a key to success, we’re explaining just how you can keep your team engaged with these modern tools.

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Recruiter Tips: Managing Your Clients’ Expectations

Recruiter Tips: Managing Your Clients’ Expectations

I’m sure we all have a few “life lessons” that we have learned or picked up along the way that, for whatever reason, have made a particularly strong impression.

When I was in 1st grade I distinctly remember Mrs McIntyre telling us that it was rude to point at other people when you spoke to them. Sitting there in front of her on the “mat” we must have all looked a bit puzzled, because she then said, “When you point at someone you still have three fingers pointing right back at you anyway”.

I can picture you all testing Mrs McIntyre’s theory right now …

Then nearly 20 years later, during the first week of my induction into the recruitment industry, Carla the trainer said, “Just remember… when it comes to working with clients and candidates you can never assume”.

Although we weren’t sitting in front of her on a mat, some of us must have still looked a bit puzzled, because she then wrote in big letters on the flip chart paper “because it makes an Ass out of U and Me” and underlined the letters making up the word “assume” in different coloured markers.

Isn’t it strange the lessons we choose to recall …

Even in the last three weeks I’ve already found myself having a few “Carla and her coloured markers” flashbacks while speaking to a handful of clients and recruiters.

She was right. When it comes to dealing with our clients, as recruiters we can never ever assume.

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How to build a successful mentoring program

How to build a successful mentoring program

As a human resource officer or professional recruiter for a staffing agency, your job involves staying up to date on the latest advancements in technology, implementing new strategies to recruit the best candidates and assessing the talent of the individuals who walk through your doors for placement. The true challenge lies in retaining that talent.

Mentoring programs have shown great results in helping clients and companies achieve higher retainment rates. A successful mentoring program will align with the overall mission of the business and help candidates, executives and employees work towards achieving long-term business goals.

Here are several important steps that will help you shape your mentoring program:

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How to Hire Employees for Clients Running a Home-Based Business

How to Hire Employees for Clients Running a Home-Based Business

Remote work is on the rise thanks to the wide range of benefits it offers to both employers and employees. The evidence is clear that remote workers on the whole are happier, healthier and more productive than their office-bound counterparts. In the digital age, it is also becoming easier than ever to start and run your own home-based business.

Successful home-based businesses will eventually need employees, however, and recruiting for a client who’s running a home-based business can be a challenge.

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Recruiter Tips: Caring For Your Client After The Offer Is Made

Recruiter Tips: Caring For Your Client After The Offer Is Made

Many years ago I was sent along to an external training course. A group of us had supposedly been identified as ‘rising stars’ and the seminar was going to help us reach our career goals.

How to be a Successful Salesperson and Still Deliver First Class Customer Service”.

This was going to be my career game changer?

In his introduction, I remember the facilitator saying how incredibly stressful it is to work in sales if you really want to look after your customers. How tough it is to juggle all those accounts; to keep all those balls in the air; to be chasing the next big deal while not letting a smaller customer slip away; oh the pressure of it all …

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Using Social Media for Social HR Recruiting

Successful businesses need to have the right human resources on hand at the right time. However, competitive labor markets, complicated laws and regulations, and evolving employee expectations have made recruiting time-consuming despite new software solutions that can automate a big portion of it. Companies increasingly depend on professional HR firms to help them meet their staffing needs.

The role of professional recruiting services has changed with automation and competition within the HR industry has intensified. As a recruiter, you must work faster and smarter than your competitors to truly differentiate yourself and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage that can lead to long-term profitability. Read more

Investing In Your Employees: How Modern Companies Do It

Investing In Your Employees: How Modern Companies Do It

Investing in your employees is a well-known technique for business development and growth. It will take time for all companies to realise and implement this in their routine, but some of them already have and guess what- it’s working!

If you are being skeptical about investing in your companies’ employees, or simply don’t know how, here is some useful advice for you.

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6 Biggest Hiring Mistakes You Need to Avoid

6 Biggest Hiring Mistakes You Need to Avoid

When it comes to hiring new employees, it’s easy to end up making snap decisions, especially when you’re pressed for time. Met someone who can hold a proper conversation and got dazzling grades in college? Hired! A colleague put in a good word for them? Hired!

If this sounds like something you’d do, then you need a change of perspective. Hiring recklessly and without careful thought only promises you a world of trouble.

But fear not—these mistakes can be easily avoided. Here are the six most common hiring mistakes and how you can avoid them:

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How HR Professionals Can Help Shape the Future Workforce

How HR Professionals Can Help Shape the Future Workforce

Technological innovation is driving ongoing change that has impacted the way companies operate and employees work. People are working from home in record numbers. Laptop computers, Skype and mobile devices makes this type of arrangement more feasible than ever before.

While the dizzying speed of change has left management teams scratching their heads about how best to manage, top talent has become increasingly enamored with flexible work schedules and the prospect of working from home.

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