'The Blog'

Best practices for video interviewing for jobseekers [Resource Kit]

April 1, 2020 7:12 am It’s already a stressful and difficult time, and there are thousands of nervous candidates out there who mightn’t have video interviewed much before coronavirus. If you’re a recruiter or hiring manager, feel free to pass these best practices along, to help your candidates put their best foot forwards.     Maybe you’ve never had a video interview… Read more

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

Unprecedented Times

March 19, 2020 4:47 pm To Everyone at Tribepad  These are indeed unprecedented times. There are lots of anxious people around and I have no doubt that we are all being impacted in some way or another by what’s occurring right now. Yesterday, I had to move my father-in-law from the hospital back home as it’s safer for him there…. 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

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