Articles tagged with tag ‘recruiter advice’

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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The process of checking references

One of the steps you will take before offering someone a position at your workplace is to check references. Those that skip this step often regret it, so it pays to do your research. It can be tricky to know how to go about it though, so here’s a guide to get you started. Dig […]
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How to give rejection feedback and why

No one wants to hear that they didn’t get the job. So how can you break the news to candidates in a professional, sincere and positive manner? There are two standard ways to let a job candidate down: you can either give them the bad news in a phone call or a write it to […]
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How to conduct a good panel interview

Recruiters are used to interviewing jobseekers on a one-to-one basis, but panel interviews still present a certain amount of uncertainty. These interviews can be a powerful tool giving you a deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for a role, but you need to make sure you get the format right otherwise it could be 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 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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Interview basics

Interviews can be daunting for both candidate and recruiter; but if the recruiter doesn’t conduct it properly it can lead to the breakdown of the entire process. We’ve broken the interview down and into three stages “pre-interview, during-interview and post-interview” and provided a series of crucial tips to help recruiters ensure they get the best […]
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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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