Articles tagged with tag ‘candidate selection’

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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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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Treat your candidates right

Candidate experience is the phrase on many recruiter’s lips at the moment. We’re in a buyer’s market currently but in some sectors of skills shortage, candidates hold the cards. And as we move out of recession, expect jobseekers to get choosier. Tell them what they want to know Research carried out by The Guardian shows […]
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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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Application forms or CVs?

Getting the application process right first time round can save a lot of time further down the recruitment journey. CVs and application forms are both established ways of filtering out the best applicants, but which is the most effective? The role of a good CV or application form is to get the jobseeker in the […]
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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 candidates clamouring for a limited number of roles. Deciding who to reject can be difficult, so what should you be looking out for when making that tough decision? Here are a few pointers…   The candidate has […]
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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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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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How to filter CVs

The prospect of receiving hundreds of applications for one vacancy is both a recruiter’s dream, and a nightmare. How to sift through all those CVs to find that gem of a candidate can seem like a complete conundrum at times. Everyone has their own way of thinning the pile. Some overwhelmed recruiters use extreme methods, […]
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