UK Recruitment Articles
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.
November 24 2016 - Recruitment assessment is a detailed
and highly analytical process carried out by experts in the fields of business psychology and HR.
December 8 2015 - What does 2016 have in store for the future of recruitment?
December 3 2015 - For financial services recruiters, hiring new staff and replacing existing ones can be an expensive process.
October 3 2015 - Mobile Recruitment has Arrived. Are You Ready?.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 26 2010 - 65 per cent of graduate recruiters are wary of using social media and one in seven perceives it as
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.
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.
August 22 2006 - A recent survey found that 25 per cent of applications had at least one major
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.
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.
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.
18 August 2005 - Employers are keeping quiet about their pension provision - or lack of
provision - for new recruits, according to a TUC annual survey.
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.
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
27 January 2005 - Managers involved in recruiting have more
possibilities for assessment available now than ever before, says Robert Edenborough of KPMG.
21 May 2004 - As organisations, one of the biggest investments we will ever make is in recruitment, says Ed Hurst
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.
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
10 April 2002 - Are web-based recruitment methods so wonderful? London-based John Scott tries
to find a job in the USA.
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.
17 April 2001 -
The belief that small companies poach trained staff from large businesses
is a myth.