Tags: Candidates

Steve Othen: Is the candidate experience really that important?

There is currently a gap between what candidates expect and what employers think is important to them, but how worried should employers really be about their candidate experience and the impact it can have? The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Steve Othen gives his verdict… The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) latest research, The candidate…

Siobhan Twose: Personality profiling – “I’ve got your number”

Run a search for the word personality on the web and you will probably find something like this: “…somebody’s set of characteristics: the totality of somebody’s attitudes, interests, behavioural patterns, emotional responses, social roles, and other individual traits that endure over long periods of time” In the workplace people tend to label their colleagues, but…

Permanent candidate availability plummets

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Record fall in permanent staff availability in June… The latest survey of UK recruitment consultancies indicated a considerable reduction in the availability of staff to…

Majority of jobseekers would turn down a job if the interviewer gave a poor first impression

More than two thirds (70 per cent) of job seekers turn down a job if their first impression is sub-standard, according to a new study from Monster.co.uk. The research highlights what influences first impressions with 35 per cent of interviewees saying they would not take a job if they didn’t like the reception area. The…

60% of recruiters still do not monitor the candidate experience

Recruiters are burying their heads in the sand when it comes to measuring candidate experience. Research from member-based advisory company CEB has found that nearly three quarters (70 percent) of HR professionals agree that a positive candidate experience is important, yet 60 percent are doing nothing to monitor the impact of their hiring experience. By…

Job candidates need to ‘personalise’ their CV, in order to stand out

Young job seekers should play up their personal attributes and passions when applying for work, according to new research released today to mark the finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014. The study of over 900 line managers, conducted by ICM Research, found that  nearly two fifths (38%) want young people to give greater prominence…

The more education young people have, the more willing they are to work for free

Half (49%) of all young people are willing to work for free to get on the jobs ladder, according to a unique research project from recruitment experts Adecco looking into Britain’s youth unemployment crisis. The survey of 16-24 years olds across the UK found that almost half (47%) of all young people will do any…

Mark T Lawrence: Mind over matter – Seizing today’s recruitment opportunities to get ahead

James Reed, CEO and Chairman of Reed, the recruitment consultancy, recently wrote about the importance of candidates having the right mindset – perhaps signalling a challenge to the traditional search for relevant experience or skills. At a time when organisations such as the CIPD and the CBI warn of impending skill gap shortages (the UK…