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It’s a buyers market

A client recently described the current recruiting environment  as a ‘buyers’ market. We understand the sentiment – candiates are no longer desperate for a job, they are discerning about which jobs they will apply for.

It’s not easy finding the right candidates at times of high employment and the cost of taking on the wrong person can be high –

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Finding the most skilled and talented individuals with the right attitude to help grow our businesses has never been easy. At a time of high employment and high candidate expectations – whether recruiting permanent or temporary staff; it has never been more important to focus on your reputation as an employer.

Just as a company has a ‘brand’ designed to reflect what customers can expect of its products or services;

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Does your business suffer from initiative fatigue?

I’m really fortunate. I get to work with some great people in great organisations. I frequently get to facilitate off site strategy meetings with senior managers at fabulous locations in the UK and internationally.

Strategic planning meetings are really important. They give the senior team time away from the business to focus on the future away from the pressures and detail of day to day issues.

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Despite the many gloomy predictions of a global economic slowdown that have occupied some pundits since Christmas, the British economy appears to remain robust. The number of people moving into permanent job placements increased throughout March and April, although the rate of growth is the lowest it has been for more than six months. The biggest factor responsible for the continuing decline in the nation’s unemployment figures is a massive increase in the number of temp vacancies.

 » Read more about: What Do The Latest Trends Say About Permanent Vs Temp Vacancies?  »

submitting a job advert

Businesses these days can pick up job candidates through a bewildering number of online channels. Successful job matches have been made through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and even Tinder (so we’ve been told!) However, there is still no substitute for the traditional job advert. The majority of candidates, when looking for a new position, will either head for one of the big name jobsites,

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Interview

Recruitment is a serious undertaking with long-term implications for the success and profitability of a business. This is why companies typically invest considerable time in creating job adverts to attract the right candidate, and then vetting them through multiple interviews before selecting the right person for the job. Even an applicant who is unsuccessful will still require a considerable investment in time and resources,

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