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How to Hire the Best Employees for Your Business
November 9 2018 - A company's employees are the heart and soul of the operations.

Making personnel more personal: Why HR is essential when hiring freelancers
August 23 2018 - More than half of European businesses leave HR out of the loop when hiring self-employed workers.

The Trends Shaping Recruitment
November 9 2017 - Some of the cutting edge techniques that recruitment agencies are employing to find the very best candidates who are capable and reliable.

Uncovering Potential Leaders with Recruitment Assessment
November 24 2016 - Recruitment assessment is a detailed and highly analytical process carried out by experts in the fields of business psychology and HR.

Global recruiting trends of 2016
December 8 2015 - What does 2016 have in store for the future of recruitment?

6 Ways to Retooling your Recruitment Process
December 3 2015 - For financial services recruiters, hiring new staff and replacing existing ones can be an expensive process.

Now is the Time for Mobile Recruitment
October 3 2015 - Mobile Recruitment has Arrived. Are You Ready?.

The Senior-Level Interview: the Pitfalls and Red Herrings
August 15 2015 - Recruiting a new employee is not always easy, and it's made even more difficult if the company is looking to fill senior roles such as finance jobs.

How leaving the EU could affect British business' recruitment
July 11 2015 - Perhaps most controversial both at home and abroad, is Mr Cameron's ambition to renegotiate the terms of the UK's relationship with the European Union in anticipation of the promised in-out referendum by 2017.

Recruitment - Is Retention the Real Minefield?
January 7 2015 - In the third of a series of articles, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software argues that effective Performance and Talent Management systems should be in place so that the candidate, who has been carefully selected, can be nurtured throughout their career.

X'ploring the freelance factor: why your best workers may not always be your employees
January 7 2015 - The working environment has changed drastically in the last ten years as technological advances have increasingly empowered today's workers to become increasingly global, mobile and flexible.

Recruitment - Now Less of a Minefield?
December 9 2014 - In this, the second article, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software examines the vital next steps and takes a look at additional ways to ensure a recruitment strategy really delivers

Recruitment - Still a Minefield?
November 12 2014 - In the first of a series of articles, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software looks at implementing an HR Strategy that Delivers Optimum Results.

It's time to focus on Candidate care
September 12 2014 - Unfortunately the negative feeling and publicity surrounding recruitment agencies is largely self inflicted. Like any industry there are great practitioners and there are cowboys operating in the space.

Big Data - Turning the Data Deluge into Strategic Value
December 3 2013 - While the focus in many companies is on long term projects to improve customer understanding, there are other areas of the business, most notably employee recruitment and development, where big data should be making a real difference.

How can employment lawyers help headhunters place candidates more swiftly?
December 21 2012 - Picture the scenario: an ideal candidate for a role is found, the candidate can't wait to start and your client is eager to announce his joining. Then the candidate mentions in passing that he has a 12 month garden leave clause and post-termination restrictive covenant in his contract which prevent him from working for a competitor. Sound familiar?

HR and Spotting Fraud
March 25 2012 - Itís surprisingly easy to take on someone who isnít who they say they are, especially when your focus is on can they do the job in question, not who they say they might be.

'Computer says no': Are you unwittingly discriminating with personality testing? (Part 2)
March 12 2012 - In this article, we look at how employers might seek to resolve the problem of discrimination against disabled participants in personality tests and the pitfalls associated with trying to make reasonable adjustments.

'Computer says no': Are you unwittingly discriminating with personality testing? (Part 1)
January 25 2012 - There are strong, well-rehearsed arguments both for and against the use of personality testing, but we have identified a particular, and thus far potentially overlooked, risk of discrimination against disabled participants.

Hiring and managing in the cloud - a guide for SMEs
December 19 2011 - One of the most exciting new trends in recent years has been the emergence of the human cloud, as more and more businesses go online to hire and manage talented staff on an hourly or project basis.

Recruiters Wary Of Social Media
August 26 2010 - 65 per cent of graduate recruiters are wary of using social media and one in seven perceives it as 'dangerous'.

Online Recruitment
July 16 2007 - Online recruitment has the virtue of being available to candidates and employers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year. It is always on and easily adjustable to meet changing requirements.

Making the most of psychometrics
August 24 2006 - Change management and training consultancy, cda, believes that too many companies are failing to maximize on the benefits of using psychometrics as an integral part of their recruitment policy.

Discrepancies in applications
August 22 2006 - A recent survey found that 25 per cent of applications had at least one major discrepancy.

CIPD/KPMG Survey Shows Communication Skills, Work Ethic And Personality Are Top Requirements
August 21 2006 - A survey of over 1400 UK employers, shows that while literacy and numeracy are key skills looked for when recruiting from the current crop of school leavers, the attributes that top the list are communication skills, work ethic and personality.

Most Job Ads Don't Mention Benefits
August 8 2006 - A mere one in four of job advertisements refers to employee benefits and only 16 per cent feature membership of a pension scheme as part of the employment package, according to recent research by Watson Wyatt.

Recruitment Fraud
3 February 2006 - Employers are increasingly at risk from so-called serial job-seekers who are hoping to trigger legal claims for discrimination. Legal experts have warned of the threat to organisations that are unaware of the subtle differences to multiple job applications from the same candidate who is hoping to catch them out.

Just 6% of job ads mention pensions
18 August 2005 - Employers are keeping quiet about their pension provision - or lack of provision - for new recruits, according to a TUC annual survey.

Cost v. Time
16 August 2005 - A quarter of the UK's workforce now expect to find their next job online but the UK's recruiters are still behind the game when it comes to their ability to realise and leverage the benefits of online applications.

USA 90% vs. UK 10%
20 July 2005 - Only around 10 per cent of HR professionals in the UK within large organisations use applicant tracking systems, as opposed to approximately 90 per cent in the US.

What test should I use today? Pros and cons for recruiting managers
27 January 2005 - Managers involved in recruiting have more possibilities for assessment available now than ever before, says Robert Edenborough of KPMG.

Recruitment: What is the return on your investment?
21 May 2004 - As organisations, one of the biggest investments we will ever make is in recruitment, says Ed Hurst

1. E-cruitment is revolutionising the Recruitment Industry
30 January 2004 - Michael Stamp's series of articles on how online recruitment and the use of new emerging technologies have many advantages for the modern recruiter.

2. A Searching Strategy

3. Finding candidates on the Web

Introduction to Online Recruitment
21 February 2003 - The real strength and power of online recruitment, when done properly, lie in harnessing internet technology to not just attract candidates but to deal with them too.

Straight & Wobbly lines to the US
10 April 2002 - Are web-based recruitment methods so wonderful? London-based John Scott tries to find a job in the USA.

Any jobs going for astronauts?
5 September 2001 - Superhero, trapeze artist, goddess, astronaut and slave are just some of jobs people have looked for online, according to an analysis of 6 million career searches made on Fish4jobs during the past month.

Small firms lose staff to large companies
17 April 2001 - The belief that small companies poach trained staff from large businesses is a myth.


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