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2020 the Year to Take Recruitment on the Road

Although the British unemployment rate remains at its lowest since 1975, with only 3.9% of individuals out of work, the number of vacancies remains considerable with an estimated 800,000 job vacancies on the market. With so many vacancies and few candidates, the ‘Battle for Talent’ remains ruthless as companies struggle to find and retain skilled […]

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What is Your #1 Piece of Advice You Would Give to Candidates?

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LinkedIn’s Talent Strategy Top 4 Trends for 2020

With every new year comes a number of new trends and it’s no different when it comes to talent acquisition. LinkedIn has spoken to 7000 professionals in 35 countries to put together what they say are the biggest trends in recruitment this year. The 2020 Global Talent Trends Report has just been published by the […]

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How Recruiters Can Attract Top Candidates in Person

It’s not always easy making a connection with top talent in person. Most often, they happen in speedy small talk at career fairs, off-hand conversations at industry conferences, or formal sit-downs during the hiring process. It’s important, however, that recruiters are able to make the most of these moments so that they can attract and […]

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What is Personal Brand for Candidates and How Does it Work?

We’ve all heard of employer brand and what that can do for your recruitment efforts but there’s also such a thing as a personal brand. This week our panel of experts unpick exactly what that means and why future hires should consider having one. Kerri-Ann Hargreaves Having a strong personal brand is incredibly important. Be […]

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4 Rules for Hiring From the Competition

In my thirty years of helping companies hire from their competitors, I have come to believe in two truths: when the economy is either very good or very bad, the amount of lateral hiring ticks up dramatically. Two other phenomena accompany those truths: both hiring practices and the speed at which a hire goes from hello […]

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Can You Help People and Be Successful in 2020?

Is it possible to be a successful recruiter because you want to “help people” rather than being money motivated? Let me start by setting the scene of when I first became aware that this wasn’t necessarily the norm and that by admitting you are doing it for more altruistic reasons can be perceived as a […]

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Do Recruiters Still Read Resumes?

They used to be the best way for candidates to get noticed by prospective employers, and there were certain rules for compiling them including lots of dos and don’ts. But are they really relevant and should we be bothering with them at all in this digital and social media age where there are far more […]

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Unusual Hiring Tactics

Number 10’s special adviser Dominic Cummings was in the news recently for declaring he wanted to hire an unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds to work with the Civil Service. It was not a conventional job advertisement in terms of the language used and didn’t promote flexible working or healthy work-life balance. […]