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Recruiting tips and blogs

How to make a job offer

How to make a job offer

Recruiting the best candidate for the job can be a demanding process, but even when you do find the perfect candidate, that’s doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to sign on the dotted line. Getting to that point means putting together the right job offer in a timely manner, because there’s a lot that can happen between the final interview and the job offer.

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5 questions you shouldn’t ask a candidate at interview

5 questions you shouldn’t ask a candidate at interview

Interviewing isn’t easy. It takes skills, experience and real people skills. If you’re a recruiter or work in HR, then these are attributes you should possess, but there are legal considerations to take into account too, which is where non-recruitment personnel, or small business owners who don’t hire regularly, sometimes get it wrong.

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Are traditional interviews dead?

Are traditional interviews dead?

Traditional, ‘structured’ interviews have been the mainstay of the interview process for a long time. But what other types of interview formats can a hirer use? And are reports of the demise of the standard interview accurate? We’d argue no – what has changed dramatically is the process that leads to the traditional interview scenario. Nevertheless, whatever the process, it has led to having a pool of a few likely candidates. What should the next step be?

The structured interview

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Finding the freshest candidates

Finding the freshest candidates

It’s common for recruiters to talk about the size of their database of CVs or candidates. But behind the figures, how relevant is this measurement? Not at lot, we’d argue!

The problem is that these impressive figures, often in the hundreds of thousands, represent a total number of candidates over time. With a long-standing jobs board these figures could well include candidates from 2, 5, even 10 years ago. How relevant would your CV be from 5 years ago?

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How to recruit an effective team

How to recruit an effective team

Sometimes recruiters are asked to put a team together for a client. Here’s what you need to know if you have to recruit a group of people to work together.

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Happy Year of the Rooster!

Happy Year of the Rooster!

With the start of the Chinese Year of the Rooster upon us, what does this mean for recruiters? Well, Roosters apparently excel in certain areas of their career. Of particular interest to recruiters and employers will be that Roosters 'follow instructions well, and always make sure that their supervisors and bosses are always content with the work that they are doing'. What's not to like about that if you're looking to fill say a picker/packer vacancy?.

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Recruitment Tips You Can Learn From The Movies: Redux

Recruitment Tips You Can Learn From The Movies: Redux

Here’s another list of movies that recruiters should watch for valuable recruitment tips, but for somewhat older films than our original post.

The 39 Steps (1935): suggests you should look beyond the CV of the candidate. Yes, they seem to have moved around jobs a fair bit, travelled the length of the country, crashed several cars... But they may well be dashed resourceful and ideal for the role of saving the country or the client's company.

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Recruiting tips for the Christmas season

Recruiting tips for the Christmas season

There are less than 60 days until Christmas. What are the key challenges of seasonal recruitment and how can recruiters address them?

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What psychology can teach us about motivating employees

What psychology can teach us about motivating employees

As recruiters, what do we know about motivation and engagement and how has the approach changed? Is the carrot and stick approach still relevant? Can we really motivate employees, in the sense that we can almost ‘push’ motivation on our staff?

Extrinsic motivation such as financial incentives or bonuses based on performance have worked well for years, especially for menial jobs. Research shows it does increase performance in repetitive jobs that don’t require much creativity or higher-level executive functioning.

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Tips To Improve The Candidate Experience

Tips To Improve The Candidate Experience

How improving the candidate experience during their job search can be beneficial to your agency as well.

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