Tags: Candidates

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…

Two-thirds of workers ready to switch jobs to more attractive roles

Two-thirds (67%) of the working population is likely to move on if they were offered a better job, according to a new survey from recruiting expert Hays. This translates to around 19m people* who are ready to leave their current employer, despite the uncertain economic situation and fears about unemployment. However, a third (33%) of…

New on-line recruitment system rewards clients for improving candidate experience

HireMatch.me, an innovative and new online job matching and assessment solution for employers, currently in beta testing, has announced that employers will be ‘rewarded’ for improving the candidate experience as job hunters use the HireMatch.me system. The unique approach, embedded in HireMatch.me technology, launches in September 2011 after 13 months development. The new recruitment concept…