'Recruitment and HR'

COVID-19 drives surge in job applications to retailers

March 23, 2020 10:14 am Mass redundancies in the hospitality sector as a result of the coronavirus has seen a surge in the number of people seeking jobs in the food retail industry according to data from TribePad. Retail organisations have seen their normal rate of job applications skyrocket, receiving more than half a million since Thursday 19th March. The… Read more

A smarter way to stay compliant with April 2020 employment law changes

March 10, 2020 9:52 am From April 2020, employment law changes mean you’ll need to provide different written information to different people in your workforce at different times. Some employers will find their admin burden increases dramatically (although we’ll show you how to bypass the increase if you keep reading). Get it wrong and you fail in your obligations as… Read more

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

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

The three biggest barriers to video interview adoption

October 14, 2019 1:51 pm Video interviewing is a mature solution that’s delivering proven returns for businesses of every shape and size in every industry. Adoption has snowballed. Which brings us to an interesting question: what’s everyone else doing? What’s holding some businesses back? It’s not a facetious question. It’s an honest one. One we’re going to answer, if you… Read more