Articles by author Amy Davies

The hardest jobs to recruit

With lots of candidates seemingly applying for every job opportunity, you wouldn’t think there would be many jobs that are difficult to recruit. You might be surprised at why some positions are so difficult to fill, especially as some of them seem so common. Here are five of the hardest positions to recruit for at […]
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How to make a job offer

Once you’ve found the perfect candidate to fill a vacancy, you need to make sure that they actually take up the position. Just because they applied and turned up for an interview, doesn’t mean they’re necessarily going to accept your offer. With these handy tips and hints you can discover how to make a job […]
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The process of checking references

One of the steps you will take before offering someone a position at your workplace is to check references. Those that skip this step often regret it, so it pays to do your research. It can be tricky to know how to go about it though, so here’s a guide to get you started. Dig […]
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How to choose the best interview type

Interviews can range from a traditional one-to-one, to competency based tasks, to panel interviews and more. Though you might not be limited to just one interview (especially for more senior positions), there’s no point wasting time by using the wrong kind of interview type for the role. We take a look at some of the […]
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Negotiation 101

After successfully placing a candidate into a job, next comes the tricky task of drawing up and agreeing on a contract with the employer. It’s so important to get this right from the start, as it will avoid conflicts down the line. But knowing where to begin is difficult. Luckily, we’ve put together your essential […]
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How to give interview feedback

At some point in your career, it’s highly likely that you’ve received a job rejection. That crushing phone call is usually followed by feelings of “where did I go wrong?” With some jobs attracting hundreds of applicants, it would obviously be unrealistic to expect to give detailed feedback to every interested party. However, those that […]
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Convincing an employer to offer a better contract

These days, it’s pretty much expected that some negotiation will be done when drawing up an employment contract. It’s crucial to get the contract right from the start, so both parties are happy with the outcome. It’s usually the employee that’s hoping to get a better deal, so here’s some tips on how to get […]
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Dos and don’ts when rejecting candidates

It’s a sad fact that there are currently more rejections than acceptances in the job market. Rejecting candidates while maintaining a good relationship can be a tricky one. Luckily, we’ve put together our top dos and don’ts to consider when relaying that difficult decision.   DO keep a jobseeker informed It’s always good to contact […]
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How to decide between candidates

You’ve written a fantastic job advert and had lots of talented candidates sending in their applications. You picked the cream of the crop and interviewed a few, and now you realise there are (at least) two that you think would be more than capable of performing the role. How do you choose between them? True, […]
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Top negotiation mistakes

Once you’ve successfully recruited the perfect candidate, the next, often difficult, step of the process is drawing up a good contract that suits both parties. If you’re not careful, all the hard work you’ve put into the recruitment, interview and selection process can unravel at the last minute as negotiations break down. However, as they […]
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