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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How technology has revolutionized the recruitment process

How technology has revolutionized the recruitment process

A lot has changed in the last decade. Thanks to technology, many industries have been affected tremendously; some are destroyed, some have grown, some have become obsolete and some have completely transformed.

Many thought that the rise in technology would spell doom for the recruitment industry, but it has actually helped it to grow from strength to strength. Let’s have a look at how the industry transformed itself to accommodate the change.

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Recruiters - Spend a Day Back in the ‘90s Every Once in a While

Recruiters – Spend a Day Back in the ‘90s Every Once in a While

A few years ago when I was running a recruitment business in Hong Kong the server went down unexpectedly one morning. I remember watching as many of my team immediately began packing up their stuff and heading for the door like it was the end of the day.

Where’s everyone going?”, I asked casually as the stampede gathered around me as if there had been a fire evacuation.

There’s no connection so we can’t work”, one of them replied.

There’s absolutely no point just sitting around without Internet access”, somebody else chimed in, rallying the troops to all bail out with her.

If I’d had a whistle I would have blown it like a coach summoning the team back in off the field.

But I didn’t have a whistle so I just asked everyone to head straight back to their desks.

I suddenly realised that I had a team of supposedly experienced recruiters who actually believed they couldn’t work just because we’d temporarily lost our access to the Internet.

It was time for some basic Recruitment Training 101.

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How to make a Wordpress Blog SEO Friendly

How to make a WordPress Blog SEO Friendly

If you’ve created a blog, odds are that you want someone to read it. Whether you’re posting a job or discussing politics, business, or fashion, there’s an audience out there you want to reach.

One of the best ways to start reaching your audience is by optimizing your blog so that it’s more search engine friendly. Focusing on search engine optimization can help you reach a larger audience than just word of mouth alone. Here’s how you can do that.

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For Recruiting, Choose Text over Email

For Recruiting, Choose Text over Email

The older generation often complains that youth of today spend a lot of their time on their phones. That should be a clue to you. If younger generations are spending time on their phones, then your efforts should go towards getting yourself and your company onto that platform whenever possible. If your company is looking to hire fresh, young talent, then you need to start recruiting with text messages.

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How to Improve the Sale Value of Your Recruitment Business by Retaining Your Best Recruiters

How to Improve the Sale Value of Your Recruitment Business by Retaining Your Best Recruiters

No matter the size or stage your recruitment business is currently at, having recruiters, especially your top performers leave you, is just bad for business. If you want to improve the sale value of your recruitment business, retaining your top performing staff is essential. 

Research shows that a high staff turnover rate can cost you at least “twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement.” Not only are there financial repercussions, but losing your best performers can also lower the knowledge base in your company as well as decrease team performance and morale, including your own.

Retaining good employees is crucial to the success of any recruitment business.

Sure, but how do you actually do that?

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5 Data Security Tips for Recruiters

5 Data Security Tips for Recruiters

Numerous companies have access to a considerable amount of various sensitive data. This requires them to take adequate steps to prevent that information from falling into the wrong hands. This is especially true when it comes to recruiters who often handle a considerable amount of personal information of various individuals.

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GDPR for recruitment agencies

What Does GDPR Mean for Recruitment Agencies?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force as of 25th May 2018 and with it comes a plethora of changes as to how data is gained, handled, stored, and deleted. This article will give you a good overview of how GDPR for recruitment agencies can be handled.

GDPR is a new piece of EU legislation which replaces the current Data Protection Act and looks to bring together data regulations within the EU by giving consumers greater control over their personal information.

If you are based in Europe or have clients or process data from EU citizens, then you will need to comply with these new regulations. Despite being an EU initiative, on-going Brexit negotiations will not stop this legislation being introduced in the United Kingdom.

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3 Major Trends that Will Shape Recruitment in the Future

3 Major Trends that Will Shape Recruitment in the Future

We live in an exciting age and perhaps the most interesting thing about it is that this is just the start. We are, of course, talking about the stupendous technological advances we have seen over the last two decades – emergence of the internet, exploding computational powers of average computers, breakthroughs in machine learning, data analytics and others, all of which are changing the way people work and seek work.

These breakthroughs have also resulted in some other trends that might affect the recruitment industry and the goal of this article is to review to just what extent they might influence how recruitment will be done in the future.

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3 Major Issues to Keep in Mind When Recruiting Millennials

3 Major Issues to Keep in Mind When Recruiting Millennials

Each generation of workers can be characterised by unique skills, personality traits, and experiences. Millennials, who were born between 1981 and 2000, are one of the more unique generations of our time. This generation has had access to an incredible amount of technology for most of their lives, and they are exceptionally technologically savvy.

They are also used to being able to instantly find out how to do things with a simple Internet search or learn what friends and family members are up to with a quick look at social media accounts. These are only a few of the characteristics that differentiate millennials from others, and you should keep in mind some important things if you plan to hire them in the near future. Here are three major issues to consider.

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