Jobsite have an exciting new partnership with clothing retailer T.M.Lewin to benefit all our staff!
This partnership came about through our PFC sponsorship, which means Jobsite staff are receiving the same discount as Portsmouth FC players. T.M.Lewin also supply the suits for Tottenham & Cardiff FC and Wales’ Rugby team. Continue reading “Jobsite staff discount at T.M.Lewin” »
We have partnered with Jobsite over the past 12 months for a number of roles including: IT, Marketing, Creative and Back office, utilising both the advertising and CV database searching channels.
Jobsite has proved to be an effective method of sourcing candidates and has provided us with over 350% ROI on our yearly spend in Q4 alone… Needless to say, we are looking forward to working with Jobsite in the future.
Michael Davis, Recruitment Manager
As part of our quest to bring you some of the best recruitment blogging we are always proud to support and sponsor UK Recruiter’s annual Recruitment Blog of the Year Award.
This year saw a bumper entry with 148 initial nominations, which were eventually whittled down to 23 finalists to be assessed by the judging panel.
They entry criteria were:
- The blogger has to be an active recruiter.
- The blogger has to have posted something on their blog in the past month.
- The blog has been around for at least six months.
- In-house as well as agency bloggers were welcome.
And some of the judging criteria:
- Quality of writing
- Volume of posts
- Blog design
- Variety of content
- ‘About the Blogger’ Page (with links to Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn, plus contact details and enough “about me” information)
- Sign-up options
The panel (including the writer of this blog!) have finished their deliberations and we are pleased to announce the two winners as:
The 2012 Jobsite RecruitRank Awards Dinner took place on Tuesday night (4th December), to reward the UK’s top 10 recruitment agencies, based on candidate feedback. Recognising best practice and customer service in recruitment agencies, the Jobsite RecruitRank Awards are the only industry awards based purely on feedback from jobseekers and not the traditional peer judging panel.
Launched in November 2005 by Jobsite.co.uk, with the aim of reducing candidate jobhunting frustrations and raising industry standards; RecruitRank is an online tool that tiers recruitment agencies on a daily basis based purely on the experiences of jobseekers. It enables candidates to feed back anonymously on the quality of an agency’s service after they have applied for a vacancy advertised by them on Jobsite. In turn, recruiters have private access to this feedback, which allows them to monitor and, if necessary, improve their service offering.
The RecruitRank Awards recognise those agencies with outstanding customer service, who achieved the highest levels of positive feedback over a 12 month period. Jobseekers’ feedback determined the winners of the Top 10 Recruitment Agencies of 2012, with special mention to Highly Commended Recruitment Agency Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd and congratulations to the Winner of No.1 Recruitment Agency, which was awarded to Big Red Recruitment Midlands.
The RecruitRank Top 10 Recruitment Agencies of 2012 (alphabetically) are:
- Arlington Moore Search & Selection
- Big Red Recruitment Midlands
- Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
- Bond Williams Professional Recruitment
- Capita Education Resourcing
- CG Consultants
- Client Server – IT Recruitment
- Euro-Projects Recruitment Ltd
- Kensington Consulting Ltd
- Morson International (Aerospace)
Commenting on the award winners, Mike Wall, Jobsite MD, says: “We launched Jobsite’s innovative RecruitRank system as we recognise the difficulties recruitment agencies face in satisfying clients as well as candidates. It’s often a thankless task, but the awards dinner rewards hard working recruitment agencies that have performed relentlessly throughout the year and who place a real importance on looking after the candidate as well as their clients.
As an increasing number of professionals look for expert guidance to help progress their careers, businesses are switching-on to the benefits of taking part in a mentoring scheme. But what are the advantages of participating in such a programme? And where should you begin?
Handle Recruitment, who specialise in the media, entertainment and retail sectors, have established highly praised HR mentoring schemes, the next of which launches shortly. We asked them to share their secrets of implementing a successful mentoring programme…
“Broadly speaking mentoring initiatives involve industry professionals offering each other developmental guidance in order to make a real difference to the progression of talent within a particular industry. As structured programmes, they can be developed either in-house, or in conjunction with other organisations. Becoming part of a mentoring scheme can provide networking opportunities and strengthen your employer brand. It can also be a cost effective way to invest in employee development to aid productivity, efficiency and staff retention.
Here at Handle Recruitment we launched the UK’s first HR mentoring scheme specifically for the media, entertainment and retail sectors in July last year. And as the fourth group of mentees and mentors prepare to kick off their programme, the initiative is going from strength to strength. To date, the scheme has included participants from Sony Music, McCann Erickson, ITV, Trip Advisor, BBC Worldwide, ASOS.com, Cath Kidston and Turner Broadcasting. Those involved appreciate the value that being part of the scheme offers, but a successful programme relies on careful planning and strategic management:
- Whether you are implementing an internal scheme or working alongside other organisations, mentors and mentees should be expertly assessed and matched to ensure long-term compatibility.
- In order for participants to get the most out of the relationship, boundaries need to be set from the very beginning. You should not only address practical issues, such as how often they will meet, but also outline their respective expectations of the experience to their partners.
- It’s also important to be clear about which topics or activities are out of bounds. The relationship has to be built on complete trust and frankness in order to avoid any future sense of entitlement, obligation, overdependence or other potential issues.
- After a mentee’s goals are defined a strategy should be devised to develop the appropriate areas to be addressed. This is the point at which long-term aims will be decided, so it’s important for both parties to be really honest.
- Finally, it’s not enough just to set initial boundaries and hope for the best. The arrangement needs to be regularly assessed and worked on, just like any other on-going relationship. The facilitator should take time to nurture and monitor the progress of the mentee by communicating with both parties on a regular basis. Continue reading “Five Top Tips for Implementing a Successful Mentoring Programme” »
Jobsite’s November-December 2012 newsletter contains news of our New Year TV campaign, plus, great blog articles including:
- How to tackle unconscious bias
- Challenges & opportunities facing recruiters – free whitepaper
- The growth of flexible & contract working – will the job, as we know it, soon cease to exist?
Read the newsletter online here.