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How Should Recruiters Help Candidates in the Hiring Process?

And we don’t just mean helping them get a job – that’s pretty obvious and let’s be honest, that’s the main aim of a recruitment consultant’s role. But there are other things that some recruiters can be doing which is over and above their job title. This week our expert panel reveal how they’ve gone…

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What Should Candidates STOP Doing?

There’s probably a whole list of definite no-nos for candidates but this week our panel of experts share their advice on what they think should never be done in the hiring process. You might be telling your candidates some of this already, but if you’re not, feel free to add them on. Kerri-Ann Hargreaves STOP…

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Hiring For Cultural Fit or Misfits?

The British Prime Minister’s advisor Dominic Cummings may want to hire weirdos and misfits for No.10 which may not be working out so well judging on recent news. We know that diversity and inclusion is a mainstream business issue that speaks to a firm’s culture and conduct, so how about hiring to fit your culture?…

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What to Look For in a CV When Hiring a Remote Candidate

Hiring a remote candidate is a little different from hiring someone to work in-office or on-premises. Remote workers have certain attributes that make them awesome at working independently and as any recruiter knows, there will be little “tells” hidden and sometimes not so hidden in a remote candidate’s CV. It’s often soft skills that demonstrate…

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Attracting More Women to a Career in Welding

Training as a welder can open up opportunities to work in a diverse range of sectors from construction and manufacturing to aerospace and petrochemical industries. But despite there being a demand for welding skills, women are still underrepresented in the profession. Skills gap There is currently a shortage of welders in Britain and the Migratory…

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Why the Apprentice Levy Can’t Be Pigeonholed

We are living through extraordinary times. Disruptive tech innovations, dizzying political upheavals and growing public demand for action on issues from inequality to the environment are all contributing to a landscape of unprecedented change. But we are still clinging to outdated ideas of how, and when, we should gain new skills. The use of apprenticeships is…

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What Should Candidates Be Doing More Of?

What else can we do? is probably one of the most common questions your candidates are asking you. There is always the risk of them doing too much so how do you make sure they should be doing more of the right things in order to land that job? Well this week our panel of…

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Five Reasons Why Candidate Care is So Important

As recruiters, looking after our candidates is a vital part of our everyday role. After all, if our candidates aren’t happy, we haven’t done our job! It’s imperative to maintain close relationships with them and inform them of any updates in their job search. You should also aim to accommodate their individual aspirations and personalities…

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What’s the Best Way to Negotiate a Salary?

Talking about money is something a lot of people don’t feel confident about but there is the saying ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’ and that applies to pay too. How do you know your worth in terms of your job skills and whether what you’re being offered is the right amount? And more…