Articles tagged with tag ‘candidate acquisition’

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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How to spot the dream employee

With so many candidates walking into the interview room, all using the same buzzwords and the same rehearsed answers, how can recruiters be sure that they don’t miss the dream candidate when they sit in front of them? And then, how do they handle the situation? It’s something recruiters dream about most nights, while jobseekers […]
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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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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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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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Improving your candidate pool

It’s a recruiter’s market at the moment, which means you probably have to sift through more unsuitable job applications than ever before. So how can you make sure only the best candidates apply? Ben Kershaw, managing director at Manchester-based Benjamin James Consultancy, says the most important thing is to clearly outline in your job ad […]
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Tips for headhunters

Headhunters are sometimes seen as a mixed blessing. On the plus side, you’re useful for organizations looking to recruit a talented senior executive, and a lifeline to ambitious professionals stuck in a dull job. On the downside, while candidates find it flattering to be singled out for a great career move, they can feel hounded […]
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Convincing candidates to work for you

An interview is not just about the candidate showing off their best assets. If you’re looking for highly-sought after skills, or are desperate to find the right fit for your business, how you come across during the interview process is just as important. In fact, last year around three-quarters of organisations had difficulty filling vacancies, […]
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