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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.

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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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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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With the referendum on Britain’s continuing EU membership less than three months away, employers in all sectors are busily debating the positive or negative impact that a ‘Brexit’ (BRitish – EXIT) from the European Union would have on their business. While we are not in a position to advocate one position or the other, it is interesting to read some preliminary opinions from people working within the recruitment industry.

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Creating a great job advert is not only about attracting the right candidates for your role; it is to create excitement about your company and work to enhance your brand awareness. There are plenty of ways to get a job advert wrong, like filling it with indecipherable corporate jargon or leaving out basic information, such as the salary or job location.

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