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Research shows recruiters are right to use LinkedIn with caution

HR professionals and recruitment consultants using LinkedIn to research potential candidates are right to use caution. New research from ICM reveals that two thirds of those who have ever been on LinkedIn do not update their information. ICM’s research into the user habits of those who are ‘active’ on LinkedIn (i.e. those with an up-to-date…

Public opinion of recruiters improves after using services

A survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has found that recruiters have a professional image in the eyes of the majority of the British public, and that people’s good opinion of recruitment consultants increases further when they turn to them for help with their own search for a job. Key findings from the…

LinkedIn rolls out Talent Pipeline to recruiters worldwide

A new way for recruiters to hire the best talent, faster. LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 150 million members worldwide, today announced the roll-out of LinkedIn Talent Pipeline to its thousands of corporate recruiting customers. Talent Pipeline enables recruiters to easily manage all of their talent leads in one place, regardless…

Employers pledge to boost apprentice recruitment

British employers have pledged to increase Apprenticeship recruitment, according to a new study released today on the final day of National Apprenticeships Week. Figures from the National Apprenticeship Service reveal that four out of five (81 per cent) employers say Apprenticeships will play a bigger part in their recruitment policy in future. The independent report,…

PwC launches female partner shadowing scheme to boost accountancy amoung young women

Leading professional services firm PwC has received almost 400 applications for its new female partner shadowing scheme whereby undergraduates join the firm for a week this summer. In a drive to promote the accountancy profession among women, the scheme gives talented female students a unique chance to gain an insight into the firm while shadowing…

Why 2012 Graduate Surge Means Recruiters Need To Think Smart

2012’s bumper crop of graduate applicants will compel business to seek smarter recruitment solutions The implications of recent trends are clear: Britain’s Universities are churning out wads of worthless qualifications which are preventing businesses from distinguishing between suitable and unsuitable applicants, and harming confidence in the graduate market. Rapid University expansion, devalued exams and “Mickey…

Recruiters make four mistakes with psychometrics

…that put the candidate experience and employer brand at risk. Recruiters are jeopardising their employer brand by making four fundamental mistakes with psychometric tests in the selection process, according to Talent Q, the workplace assessment specialist. Ability tests and personality questionnaires are widely used by organisations to sift and select job applicants, however Talent Q…

Google ‘world’s most attractive employer’ for third year running

International employer branding specialist Universum has released its ‘global talent attraction index’ for 2011 and, for the third year running, Google has proved to be the most attractive employer for both business and engineering/IT students. The rankings reflect the preferences of over 160,000 career-seekers studying for degrees at top academic institutions in the world’s twelve…

Employers warned: change your ways of miss out on top talent

The UK’s largest recruiter, is warning employers that they must introduce measures to not only attract but to retain young talent if they are to safeguard the future success and reputation of their business. The recruitment company believes resistance from employers to embrace social media and new ways of working could be a major barrier…

Majority of jobseekers are ill -equipped for a interviews

The REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals has recently highlighted some of the feedback from recruiters which confirms that both candidates and employers are often ill-equipped to get the best out of job interviews. The following anecdotes from recruiters show: Drunk on the job • Several recruiters reported candidates turning up for interview drunk with one…