Withdrawing a job offer

Recruitment Strategies
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From time to time you may be forced to cancel plans to hire for a role that you’re already interviewing for. It could be for a job where you’ve already made an offer, and that the candidate might have already handed their notice in at their previous firm.

So what are your obligations to that individual and how, if it’s early in the process, can you mitigate the situation so that egos aren’t dented and bridges aren’t burned?Read More

Recruiters and cover letters

Recruitment Agencies
Recruiters and cover letters

Our research shows that a growing number of employers think that covering letters are unnecessary or, because of the poor quality that they often are, add nothing to the job application. It’s because of this that Jobsite suggests covering letters as an option in job posts.Read More

How a job board can help recruitment agencies

Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Strategies
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A “job board” does exactly as it says on the tin – it’s an online bulletin board where recruiters and employers can post their electronic job ads. All very simple, right? Wrong. While it’s certainly true that Jobsite makes it easy for recruitment agencies to post jobs, there are many more benefits to using a job board.Read More

Redundancies: Delivering the bad news

Recruitment Strategies
Redundancies: Delivering the bad news

There are 11,000 jobs hanging in the balance at BHS. About 2,700 jobs have been lost at RBS in the past four months alone. Record redundancies have been announced this summer, making headlines across the country. But how does it feel to be the person who has to break news like this to employees?Read More

How to run phone and video interviews

In-House Recruiting, Recruitment Strategies
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In our increasingly tech-centred world, organisations are turning to video-conferencing to screen job candidates. We caught up with talent acquisition company Alexander Mann Solutions to find out why, and how they should be done properly…Read More

How social media is improving recruiting

Recruitment Strategies

In this age of interconnectivity, social networks are everywhere. And whether for professional or personal use, they’re more popular than ever. We take a look at the benefits and pitfalls of the increasing use of so-called ‘social recruiting’, including how and why employers should be using it.

How social media is improving recruiting

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How to help candidates market their skills better

Recruitment Strategies

There’s no escaping the increased level of importance social media plays in our day-to-day lives. As a result, it’s imperative that candidates keep a close eye on their personal online branding, ensuring it projects the right image to potential employers.

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Managing a fluid workforce

Recruitment Strategies

Returning to the topic of how to manage seasonality, we look at high-demand periods that make recruitment a challenge. We get some tips on how to deal with seasonal recruitment, how to address the difficulties of a fluid workforce and learn why a continuous recruitment effort is to be encouraged…

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How to recruit for international companies

Recruitment Strategies

We’ve almost all dreamt of living and working abroad at some point, right? But as exciting as it can be for prospective candidates, hiring for multinational businesses brings a set of extra challenges, particularly when it comes to the legal aspects of job recruitment.

Mike Booker, International Sales Director at StepStone Group, shares his insight on how to overcome some of the difficulties that often go hand in hand with international recruitment…How to recruit for international companies

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Good times for regional employers

Recruitment Strategies

The UK may be entering uncharted waters following the EU referendum, but the regional jobs market has been incredibly buoyant in recent months. Despite the economic uncertainty, there are still many fantastic career opportunities available to talented candidates, particularly when they look beyond the major cities.

Good times for regional employers

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