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Lunchtime reading for HR professionals and recruitment agencies

Top 25 Interview Questions

Posted by Will Dolby on 22/09/16 18:20

You’re a carrot in a salad and a fork is coming towards you. You’re about to be eaten. What do you do?

 

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Online Recruitment

That time when things changed for the better

Posted by Ruth Penfold on 15/06/16 14:32

Since I joined the Recruitment industry, however many moons ago, there has been an incredible shift in the way that people hire.

We used to notice the flow of hiring cycles, changing on a bi-annual basis almost. It was either a candidates' market or a clients' market. The candidates would either hold all the power or the clients would - we'd either have tons of roles or tons of people, but never a balance of the two.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Human Resources

How I made £80,000 on hiring hub last year

Posted by Will Dolby on 11/04/16 09:36

A member of Hiring Hub’s recruitment agency community since 2014, Josh Simmons is among the network’s top billers, and regularly makes a placement a month on the marketplace. We caught up with the London-based IT consultant to get his view on Hiring Hub, and understand how he’s developing his agency’s reputation through the marketplace.

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Topics: Recruitment

Treat your candidates like your VIP customers

Posted by Diana Pavel on 07/04/16 10:35

A couple of months ago I spoke at an event about the way we hire at Lyst, mentioning some of the qualities we look for in our candidates, the recruitment process we've put in place, and how important it is for us to be nice to our candidates. The last one resonated the most with the audience (mostly fashion-tech startup founders), because they've probably had their fair share of terrible interviews in the past and decided that, they too, will give their candidates an amazing experience when they're ready to make their first hires.

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Topics: Recruitment

How alternative finance could help your recruitment company grow

Posted by Conrad Ford, CEO of FundingOptions on 15/03/16 15:00

Alternative finance has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years — but various studies have shown that small and medium sized companies still don’t have a particularly good understanding of the options available to them.

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Topics: Recruitment

What Does it Take to Win?

Posted by Will Dolby on 23/02/16 11:34

It’s a question asked by sports teams across the country. What can they do to ensure they win, time after time?

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Topics: Business, Human Resources

The Hottest Jobs of 2016

Posted by Will Dolby on 20/01/16 14:49

January is a busy month for job hunters, with the number of job applications increasing by a whopping 100%. Maybe it’s those torrid January blues, or perhaps a New Year’s resolution that’s actually being followed through.

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Topics: Employment, Recruitment, Human Resources

How to Screw up Recruitment

Posted by Will Dolby on 12/01/16 10:54

We’ve talked extensively in the past about how important it is to hire the right person first time, and the implications of getting it wrong. So important in fact, we even commissioned some independent research about it.

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Topics: Recruitment, Business

Is Talent Acquisition the Best Job in HR?

Posted by Will Dolby on 07/01/16 15:04

It’s a critical HR function. One that could potentially make or break your business. After all, the people you hire will shape its future. Make a major mistake when hiring new staff and it could cost you.

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Topics: Recruitment, Business, Human Resources

Why You're Terrible at Recruitment

Posted by Will Dolby on 14/12/15 14:11

Every organisation likes to think they’re great at recruitment. But is this actually the case? A recent report released by the CIPD and Hays PLC, found that 78% of the employers surveyed reported that recruiting related problems are one of the biggest challenges to business growth.

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Topics: Recruitment, Business