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Implementing recruitment software: how the legal sector can do this successfully

February 19, 2020 3:41 pm The legal sector has seen many changes in recent years. When the Legal Services Act came into force in 2007, new business structures emerged and non-lawyers started taking up financial stakes in law companies. That led to  huge investment and more commercially aware law firms that offer a diverse range of services. But where are… Read more

12 reasons why recruitment’s like dating

February 18, 2020 12:21 pm From Tinder to long-term romance to ghosting, recruitment’s got loads in common with dating… 1 – For long-term romance, values matter Tinder’s great if you’re on the market for a fling, but a swipe isn’t the best predictor of long-term romance. (And sometimes, people look nothing like their photos…) The same’s true in recruitment. If… Read more

Copywriting for recruiters: A practical toolkit

February 5, 2020 9:20 am Think about the worst CV you’ve ever seen.  Strange formatting? Check.  Awful spelling? Check.  Clunky grammar? Check.  Flat, boring and irrelevant? Check. And you know how, when you get a CV like that, you can usually tell within seconds that it’s not worth pursuing?  Jobseekers and hiring managers do exactly the same thing to recruiters. … Read more

How to maximise value from the non-traditional workforce 

January 16, 2020 11:38 am It’s no secret that the composition of the traditional workplace has changed. Not so long ago, almost the entire workforce were permanent, full-time employees. ‘Work’ used to mean 40-hour weeks, nine to five, Monday to Friday, in the office. Businesses did hire contractors, freelancers and temps – but only reluctantly, to plug an urgent gap…. Read more

Why we don’t offer a free trial

January 8, 2020 2:00 pm We don’t offer a free trial for our ATS. Here’s why. In the SaaS world, offering a free product trial is gospel. Many applicant tracking systems come with a ‘try before you buy’ option.  The theory is, customers do tonnes of research about potential solutions, so you’re approaching SaaS vendors as a better educated, more… Read more

Modify your management strategy for freelancers, contractors and locum staff

December 17, 2019 11:51 am There are 4.8 million self-employed people working in the UK, IPSE reported in 2017.  The number of solo self-employed people – that is, freelancers, contractors or locum staff who are in business alone without employing other people – has grown by 34% since 2008.    These solo self-employed people contributed £271Bn to the UK economy in… Read more

The WHAT, WHY and HOW of recruitment marketing

December 9, 2019 10:21 am Whether you’re in-house or agency, recruiters today are more like marketers than salespeople. (Well. The effective ones are, anyway…) Whether you’re a recruiter yourself or you’re looking for ways to make your team more effective, recruitment marketing is a strategy you can’t ignore. So in this guide, we’ll talk about the what, why and how… Read more

The great debate: All-in-one HR software versus applicant tracking systems (ATS)

November 18, 2019 10:59 am Let’s have the all-in-one HR software versus pure-play HR and recruiting software debate. That is, the generalist versus specialist, Swiss army knife versus toolbox, one-ring-to-rule-them-all versus… well. You get the picture. That debate. Because there are strong opinions on both sides of the coin. And both have advantages and disadvantages. And making the right choice… Read more

Brexit for Recruiters: Practical actions to make sure you survive

November 4, 2019 3:31 pm Whichever side of the vote you’re on, you’re probably sick of thinking, hearing and talking about Brexit.  You’re almost certainly sick of watching politicians uhm and aah about the issues. Brexit Day has been extended yet again– as of 4th November – we have no solid idea exactly what it’ll look like.  But sick and… Read more