Tags: recruiters

81% of UK recruiters busier than last year

Recruiters across the UK are experiencing increased levels of business activity with 81% announcing that they have found themselves busier than they were this time last year, and 53% stating that business in 2014 has started very well for them. The encouraging statistics comes from recruitment software developer, Mercury xRM, who questioned recruiters on business…

Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ will force recruiters to go back to basics

A recent ruling from EU Court of Justice has established that its subjects have the ‘right to be forgotten’ and asked Google and other search engines to remove access to information that do not comply with privacy rules. The verdict was reinforced after the case of Mario Costeja Gonzalez, a Spanish citizen who requested that…

Ruth Ferguson: LinkedIn is not the only social media tool for recruiters

Social recruiting refers to the process of acquiring candidates and reaching out to talent through social networks and social media. Social platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are still expanding and provide their users with a way to create individual profiles whilst also acting as a personal PR machine.  Social platforms also support informal interaction…

Candidates hired with ‘passive recruitment’ methods stay in role 21% longer

Have you ever been approached by a recruiter on social media for your dream job role? A recent study conducted by recruitment company, JobsTheWord, has revealed that candidates hired using ‘passive recruitment’ stay on average 21% longer in their positions than those hired via traditional channels. A passive candidate is normally one who is currently employed…

Three-quarters of European businesses expecting to increase full-time hires

European businesses are positive about the outlook for 2014, with over three quarters of them (76%) expecting to increase their full-time employee headcount, according to a survey of 200 business owners across Europe conducted on behalf of RSM International, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. However, over half (55%)…

Govt targeting recruitment agencies who recruit solely from abroad

Unscrupulous employers who exploit workers will face tougher enforcement action and stronger penalties as part of the government’s long-term plan to ensure the economy delivers for hard-working people, the Prime Minister announced. The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) will become part of the Home Office in a move which will strengthen its enforcement and intelligence capabilities, putting it…

Magda Knight: Recruiters and YouTube – A match made in heaven, or time to leave the party?

Recruiters exploring direct sourcing will know a major factor of talent attraction (apart from attracting candidates to the careers website) is to go where the candidates are. That means thinking social, and a key element of social success is immediacy. What could be more immediate than a video? The Pros of Video as a Recruitment…

Recruitment agencies have an audience of 650 users for every social media update

Specialist IT Recruitment Company IntaPeople has found that recruitment agencies have an average audience of 650 users per social media update, and enjoy a combined social reach of 2,000 across LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. An average of 650 LinkedIn Company followers was supported by an average of 600 Facebook page likes or friends and 1700…

ITV’s boozy recruitment screening caught out by sharp-eyed HR professional

On Tuesday I saw a post on Linkedin from ITV, a photograph with the by-line, “Good old fashioned CV screening for our News Traineeship with a little help from snacks, wine and beer. Ultimately, a successful night, shortlisting from thousands to hundreds.” I was the first to comment on this post, “Sorry if you were…

Five New Year resolutions every recruiter should make

Over at Adzuna, the specialists in getting the job search off to the right start, they have put together a 2014 hit list of the top five resolutions every recruiter should be signing up to this January: 1. Know everything about your dream candidate Luck favours the prepared, as they say. Recruiting managers that seem…

74% of recruiters declare 2013 better than 2012

UK recruiters are optimistic about the future of the industry as we head into 2014, with 74% declaring that this year has been better than 2012, and 18% stating that business has remained on an even keel. The encouraging statistic comes from Mercury xRM software developer and recruitment expert Crimson Limited. The rapid recruitment solutions…

Mat Armstrong: Eyes on the lies – a growing trend in CV fraud

The financial crisis and following recession saw growing unemployment, but the significant numbers of business failures that also took place compounded the issue, resulting in fewer roles and greater competition for jobs. More people were chasing fewer opportunities and as a result, CV fraud boomed. We have certainly seen a direct link between the economic…

60% of job seekers do not like recruiters searching social media profiles

One in two companies would be prepared to search for information about individual job applicants on personal social media websites, reveals the latest whitepaper from specialist recruiter, Robert Walters. A further 64% of employers say they have used professional social media to inform hiring decisions, with one quarter using the information gained from these sites…