Articles tagged with tag ‘after the hire’

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 first day at work goes well. First impressions can be hard to budge, so doing some hand-holding for the candidate’s first day can help ensure it’s a success. Here’s what to do. One week to go Call the candidate up a […]
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You’re treating candidates badly when…

1. You lie During an interview, do you make generalised comments or any of the following statements without meaning it?   “You’re the best candidate for this position” Have you already interviewed everyone? You might like the candidate but find one even better. Stick to the truth,”This interview has gone very well and you are […]
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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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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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Working with passive candidates

As a blade-sharp recruitment consultant with hundreds of active jobseekers on your books, do you really need to direct resources into targeting so-called ‘passive candidates’? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’, as nowadays it’s all about having the right person in mind before the role has even emerged. And with only about 20% of workers […]
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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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Dealing with a difficult new hire

So you’ve placed a new hire who seemed the perfect match but news on the grapevine is that it isn’t such a happy union after all. How can a recruiter fix early signs of trouble? Sonia Hendy-Isaac, senior lecturer in curriculum design for employer engagement at Birmingham City University, offers her tips.   When should […]
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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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Negotiating benefits: where does the recruiter fit in?

When the time comes to move jobs, it’s easy for candidates to focus on the numbers: will I get a pay rise if I move to a new company? Will this move help me improve my earning potential? But while basic pay is an important factor in the hiring process, recruiters also need to sell […]
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