Articles tagged with tag ‘candidate issues’

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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Missing out on a top candidate

With so many CVs to sift through and plenty of candidates to interview, it can be easy to accidentally let the ideal applicant slip through the net. Most recruiters, despite their best intentions, will probably have overlooked a top performer at some point, only to lose them to a competitor. Peter Burgess, managing director at […]
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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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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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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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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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