Tag Archives: Recruit

UK employment rate hits record figures

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the number of people in employment in the UK has reached a record 32.7 million. Although the country is facing a period of uncertainly, the 76.1% employment rate experienced … Continue reading

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The importance of soft skills in the workplace

When screening candidates during the recruitment process, most companies will look at qualifications and experience. While these are of course very important, something that organisations often overlook is soft skills. What are soft skills? Soft skills are general attributes that … Continue reading

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Survey reveals that employers are struggling to provide a good candidate experience

According to the Good Recruitment Benchmark Report, employers continue to struggle to provide a positive candidate experience during the recruitment process. Unsurprisingly, candidates who are rejected at the CV or telephone-screening stage receive notably weaker messages in terms of content … Continue reading

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Why providing a positive candidate experience is a key part of recruitment

The recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) have said that employers must pay more attention to their recruitment process if they are to provide a positive … Continue reading

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What’s really affecting employee productivity?

At the beginning of last year, government figures revealed that the UK’s productivity gap has widened to its worst levels since records began in the early 90s. It was found that output per hour was 18 percentage points below the … Continue reading

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How jobseeker behaviour is changing

The recruitment industry has evolved dramatically over the last decade thanks to continued advancements in technology. Fortunately, the days where recruiters would sit around waiting for candidates to come in and register with them are long gone. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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How to find quality candidates when you’re short on time

Recruitment can be a long and complicated process. If you have a lot of time to prepare for your new recruit, this doesn’t necessarily have to be a problem but if you’ve been left in the lurch with an unexpected … Continue reading

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Helping new employees get off on the right foot

Did you know that by putting new employees through a structured onboarding process, they’re 58% more likely to stay with you for three or more years? That’s an impressive statistic yet every employer will be familiar with that first day panic. Your … Continue reading

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How SMEs can attract top talent

When you run an SME, it can be difficult to attract top talent. You’re competing with larger organisations who can offer bigger pay cheques and better promotional opportunities so how do you persuade a candidate to choose your organisation instead? … Continue reading

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UK job seekers’ top frustrations revealed

  A recent poll carried out on 1,000 job seekers in the UK has revealed the top frustrations candidates face when looking for a new role.     These include (multiple answers were allowed): Slow feedback (52%) Poor communication (44%) … Continue reading

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