Tags: Candidates

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…

Top 10 most clichéd interview questions still have a purpose

We all know the familiar grumbles: interview questions are so clichéd; they don’t mean anything, any candidate with half a brain can look up the answer on the internet. But what these Doubting-Thomas’s fail to mention is that even the most blindly-obvious interview question in the box serves a deeper purpose. Want to know how…

Marc Belaiche: Effective techniques for filling open positions

A major challenge for many companies is trying to find suitable candidates to fill open positions. There are many options available and there is no right or wrong answer as to which technique is best. Depending on the organisation, one method may yield better results than another. Although there are many options available, this article…

CV Library: Candidates embrace mobile recruitment

56% of UK job seekers are using their mobiles when job hunting, according to a recent poll by leading job board CV-Library. The findings highlight that it’s more important than ever for recruitment businesses to stay ahead of the game and ensure their services are mobile friendly. The Development Team at CV-Library have focused on…

CV-Library Attracts On Demand Candidates

CV-Library moves their TV advertising online to 4 On Demand, engaging with professional job seekers and attracting active candidates directly to the job board. This is the latest direct response campaign CV-library has launched, supporting the growth of their CV database and increasing the job board’s brand awareness. The 4 On Demand (4OD) advertising is launched…

Amanda Le Gros: Do You Have an Emergency Talent Pool?

Employers and recruiters from all sectors across the UK will have to rely on their emergency talent pool every now and then. It’s your ‘go to’ source for urgently required professional candidates; normally met through networking and often a selection of previous applicants who didn’t quite hit the mark. Maybe you’ve exhausted yours and it’s…

Step-by-step guide to recruiting and hiring your first employee

If you’re a start-up owner who has decided to hire your first employee it can often be difficult to know where to start. How do you know how much to pay your employee? And what sort of interview questions should you ask? The hiring process can easily become intimidating for first-time start-up owners. That’s why…

Top tips on taking on an Apprentice

Helen Bloodworth, training manager from Baker Tilly, talks us through starting steps and considerations when taking on an apprentice in the lucrative field of finance and accountancy to tie in with Apprenticeship week (6 – 11 Feb 2012). • Understand that taking on an apprentice is a long term investment. (Our apprenticeship programme is five…

Anonymous CV plans backed by major employers

More than 100 major UK businesses have signed up to a government initiative that proposes asking for CVs without the name or the school details of candidates in order to remove the risk of discrimination during the application process. Firms such as Tesco, Barclays and Coca-Cola have agreed to the Government’s Business Compact, which requires…

Four lessons for a great candidate experience

Providing a bad experience to job applicants can irreparably damage your employer brand. Richard MacKinnon of Talent Q claims that good practice can be gleaned from the four mistakes typically made by organisations. A generic ‘thanks but no thanks’ email is all that many candidates receive after an unsuccessful job application. Some companies don’t even…