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Are you doing enough to attract the top talent?

Are you doing enough to attract the top talent?

When you start that all-important search for your new company recruits, are you solely focusing on their qualities and skills, or have you remembered that how you measure up to the competition is just as important?

Employing Generation Z – what to expect

Employing Generation Z – what to expect

Who is Generation Z?

The electronic hammer – Why the human touch remains important in recruitment

The electronic hammer – Why the human touch remains important in recruitment

When you are a recruiter, you deal with people. I don’t have an issue with technology at all, in fact, I am a bit of a gadget geek. Give me something with flashing lights and some buttons, and I will play around with it as much as the next person. However, I like to think I am very aware of the limits of technology and indeed how it can affect our working life.

“I am sure you will fit in here” – Company culture and its effect on staff

Have you ever been to visit a business and felt that you probably wouldn’t want to work there? You walk out without a specific reason why, but something about the place just said it wasn’t right for you. Yet most of the time, there is nothing wrong with the working environment or the perfectly nice people that work in it. It’s just that, while it would be fine for some people, it's not right for you. Similarly, have you ever been drawn to a candidate on ‘gut instinct’ when it was a choice of two qualified applicants?

The art of the counter offer, part 2 – Jump ship or jump back?

The art of the counter offer, part 2 – Jump ship or jump back?

We recently ran an article discussing how the counter offer was often a part of the recruitment process in the current skills gap led market. In this article, we would like to look at the counter offer scenario again, but this time a little more from the candidates' point of view. Although there is a little additional thought for the client at the end.

When you are considering a new role, whether you actively sought out the opportunity or not, you may find yourself in a situation where your current employer will seek to hold on to you with a counter offer.

Yes, something happened, but it’s business as usual

We are now some weeks after a pretty big thing happened in UK politics. This, by the way, is not an article about that. I don’t know about you, but I am pretty much suffering from “B-word” fatigue now. This article is about something more day to day than huge political disruptions; it is about how we react to them.

The ideal may not be ideal any more – Employing in a candidate driven market

Employing in a candidate driven market

There is nothing wrong with wanting the very best. In fact, we expect and indeed want our clients and candidates to feel the same way. When you come to us, from either side of the recruitment process, you have a right to demand that we place the right person in the right position.

The "war for talent" is back on - big time!

So we now have a very buoyant recruitment market as we enter 2015, what are the implications?

The mainstream media are reporting strong economic growth, a decline in unemployment to levels last seen pre-crash in 2008, and widespread skills shortages with consequent upward pressure on pay.

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