Offers and rejections

International Women’s Day: Northern Powe...

As today is International Women’s Day, there is no more fitting time to commend Northern Power Wom...
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How to give rejection feedback and why

No one wants to hear that they didn’t get the job. So how can you break the news to candidates...
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Signs you should reject a candidate

Employment levels may be moving slowly up, but it can be challenging as a recruiter with so many can...
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What if the candidate rejects you?

Just because you offer a candidate a job, doesn’t mean they automatically have to accept it. Sometimes after learning more about the role, candidates may find themselves feeling that it’s not for them. They may have received a better offer while you were still making up your mind about them. If this is the case, […]
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Candidate rejection: Knowing when to walk away

You’ve spent time and effort whittling down the list of candidates to find the right one for you, but problems emerge. We look at how and when to cut your losses and find someone new. Negotiate or walk away? For most recruiters the make or break moment in the employment process comes at the end, […]
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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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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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Dealing with demanding candidates

Being a recruiter, sometimes your negotiation skills need to be on a par with international diplomats. Communicating between a client who wants the ideal fit for their organisation and a candidate who wants to make sure they’re moving for all the right reasons can be a challenge. So when a candidate starts making unreasonable demands, […]
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Conditional contracts: What you need to know

It can be complex enough finding a candidate with not only the right skills and experience to meet the demands of particular role, but also the personality and ambition to match the company and drive it forward, while also satisfying their personal career goals. Yet in many cases, solving this demanding puzzle is not enough. […]
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