Recruiting basics

How to make a job offer

Once you’ve found the perfect candidate to fill a vacancy, you need to make sure that they act...
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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 refe...
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How to help a candidate on their first day

If you’d like your relationship with candidates and employers to last, it’s vital the fi...
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How to write the perfect job description

It’s the foundation of the recruitment process, so spending time on a job description at the outset and getting it right will pay dividends in the long term, regardless of whether you are using internal recruiters or outsourcing to a recruitment consultancy. It may seem like a relatively simple exercise, but there’s more to preparing […]
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What is your plan B?

Even after the interview process is finished, it’s a fact of recruitment life that recruiters won’t always find the right candidate for the job. However, if you have a good plan b in place for this scenario you can hit the ground running and still fill the vacancy. A contingency plan or a ‘Plan B’ […]
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Unusual job ads that worked

Sometimes recruiters will ditch the traditional method of writing job ads and will advertise their vacancy in an unusual way in a bid to attract attention from jobseekers. We take a look at some highly successful examples, and one that failed miserably. Depending on the sector and the role it can be hard to find […]
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How much should I pay?

As a recruitment expert, your remit is to find a bright candidate with desirable skills for your client or your company. That’s a tough enough call, you will agree. However, once you’ve got your dream contender, things can get even more complex. One the one hand, you need to make absolutely sure you don’t scare […]
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How to write amazing job ads that work

Mistakes when advertising jobs in print or online are costly. At some point we’ve all seen painful spelling errors and ads with no contact details. But you need to get more than the basics right to fill a vacancy. Here’s how not to create the perfect ad. The purpose of a good job advertisement is […]
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I’ve got a vacancy… What do I do now?

When a vacancy becomes available in a company, it can be difficult for some new recruiters to know what to do next. This feature gives you an overview of the process, and ensures that you have every possible opportunity to see it through to a successful conclusion. Before we get into a step-by-step process, there […]
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Language to use in job ads

So, you’ve understood the job specification and you’re ready to write the job ad, but now it’s time for the tough bit. It’s crucial to get the language and wording of your job ad right in order to set the tone of the employer and attract candidates with the right cultural fit. We look at […]
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