There are hundreds of thousands of kids going to university every year, and something like twenty applicants for every graduate level job (and that’s an average, because in some professions it’s much worse). On the other hand we have a skills shortage crisis and the building and manufacturing industry simply crying out for trained workers to keep up with demand.
Posted on 6th January 2015 in Recruitment.
The beginning of a new year traditionally marks the resurgence of the ‘War for Talent’ as companies fight it out to find the best employees. In order for job seekers to stand out amongst the army of contenders, “searchability” is rapidly becoming the secret to employment success.
Posted on 30th December 2014 in Recruitment.
It is widely recognised that modern day consumers are more demanding and digitally savvy than ever before, representing a major ongoing challenge for the organisations that are trying to keep them satisfied and engaged.
Posted on 23rd December 2014 in Recruitment.
Getting the right hires for a business is not an easy task – but most companies would agree that it is one of the most essential. There are still too few organisations that have really cracked the “people” element – they do not get the right quality of candidate applying, or those that do take up another offer – or else the candidate, once hired, either does not stay or does not live up to expectations.
Posted on 19th December 2014 in Recruitment.
Taking on staff for the first time can be a very daunting prospect for many businesses as there is so much to consider. That’s why it’s important to be fully prepared before taking the initial steps. Here is my advice on what you need to consider before recruiting new staff.
Posted on 18th December 2014 in Recruitment.
The freelance economy has grown at an incredible rate over the last few years. Across Europe it now accounts for 1 in 4 professionals and we have seen over 200% growth in the number of freelancers in our community this year alone.
Posted on 15th December 2014 in Recruitment.
The average UK consumer now owns over five portable devices. This hyper-connectivity is breeding a new type of consumer, accustomed to instant access to information at any time, from anywhere. This shift in consumer behaviour has driven innovation across a range of industries, including travel, retail and financial services, and is now disrupting the recruitment industry, forcing businesses of all sizes to adopt a new approach to hiring.
Posted on 13th November 2014 in Recruitment.
When hiring for a vacant position in a growing company, the most common route is to seek out an individual whose business acumen and corporate skills have already been tested in a similar environment. Few businesses think outside the box by actively look for candidates whose potential has been proven in another arena; for whom the term ‘impressive track record’ has a different meaning.
Posted on 11th November 2014 in Recruitment.
One of the most important tasks for startups is to develop a great team early on – one that rounds out the company’s skill-set and shares its enthusiasm. Recruiting talent is no easy task and for startups, it can be especially daunting as they have a unique set of challenges.
Posted on 7th November 2014 in Recruitment.