'Recruitment and HR'

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

Why workplaces have a moral responsibility to invest in mental health

September 17, 2019 10:00 am Let’s talk about mental health. Because here are some home truths. Mind says some one in four people in the UK experience a mental health issue each year. One in six people in England report common mental health problems – think anxiety or depression – in any given week. There are 56 million people in England…. Read more

Technology and recruitment: Is the human touch extinct?

August 29, 2019 12:46 pm In this brave new world of technology and recruitment, where do recruiters fit? Almost every industry is besieged by predictions of impending doom. ‘Advertising is dead’. ‘Marketing is dead’. ‘Recruitment is dead’.  But do AI, chatbots, video and other recruitment technology trends really spell the death of the human touch? Are recruiters really going extinct?… Read more

How local councils can successfully implement recruitment software

August 16, 2019 2:04 pm Councils across the UK are adopting the latest recruitment software to attract quality candidates, improve processes and increase efficiency. With local government organisations under pressure to be more commercial, respond to demand and still balance the books, getting recruitment right is a pretty tough challenge. But the technology is there for those organisations to make… Read more

Why employee onboarding matters

July 11, 2019 9:01 am At long last. You’ve finally found the right person to join your team. After weeks of interviews. Tens of CVs.  Finally.  The pressure on your team can ease. Projects can get finished. Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief (and stop breathing down your neck).  Except, you can’t relax yet.   Because there’s one thing that… Read more

How do you get your Narcissists and Sociopaths to work together?

June 4, 2019 1:28 pm Diversity is a hot topic at the moment and companies are looking for ways to make their hiring process equal and open to all candidates. Indeed, diverse teams are 70% more likely to capture a new market audience and, according to a study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), produce 19% more revenue. But are companies… Read more