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6 Challenges to finding the best IT talent

20. June 2014

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Our economy is becoming ever more reliant on technology. Whatever job you do there is very little that is not impacted in some way by IT, whether it’s the way your organisation does business or the manner in which you complete your tasks. #158523745 / gettyimages.com The recent Global Human Capital Trends Report from Deloitte showed that […]

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Part Two: First impressions that could make or break a candidate’s decision

20. June 2014

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Research from Monster.co.uk reveals an interviewee’s first impression is impacted by everything from the reception area to what they think of the interviewer’s handshake and fashion sense. 60 % would be swayed by the interviewer’s handshake 42 % would be more likely to take a job if they liked the manner of the office receptionist […]

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Part One: First impressions make or break a candidate’s decision

20. June 2014

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Research from Monster.co.uk reveals an interviewee’s first impression is impacted by everything from the reception area to what they think of the interviewer’s handshake and fashion sense. #160898793 / gettyimages.com More than two thirds (70 per cent) of job seekers turn down a job if their first impression is sub-standard, according to a new study […]

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HR Technology recommendations for a hiring SME

19. June 2014

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Following this year’s HR Software Show, there were a range of topics discussed to drive the appetites of growing SMEs. If you didn’t get to see talk by Andrew Sumner, Managing Director of Monster.co.uk on ‘I’m an SME. What can HR Technology do for me’  below is a summary of the presentation including recommendations.   Andrew Sumner, Monster MD speaking on how HR […]

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I’m an SME. What can HR Technology do for me?

17. June 2014

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SMEs are the engine room of the British economy.  With the recession receding and the green shoots of recovery theoretically evident, now more than ever talent is key to growth. Discover the key opportunities and challenges that SMEs and HR technology face.  How can HR technology support SMEs in their quest to find better? Monster […]

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The Debate Over Zero Hour Contracts

12. June 2014

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The debate about the use and, some would say mis-use, of zero hour contracts has been a hot topic for businesses, politicians and workforce commentators for a good two years or so, with recent analysis from the Office of National Statistics attempting to bring more clarity and evidence to the discussions. #158808459 / gettyimages.com Depending […]

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Use of Intuition in Selection is Increasing – Silver Bullet or Asking for Trouble?

6. June 2014

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#128748502 / gettyimages.com One of the key findings in the recently released UCL research The Recruitment Reality Check : Lifting the Lid on the UK’s Changing Practices was the increasing use of unstructured interviews and gut instinct in making crucial hiring decisions. Whilst the use of structured interviews is still (slightly) more popular than unstructured […]

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UCL Research Finds Gut Instinct Still Tops Hiring Decisions

19. March 2014

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The latest research from UCL has found gut instinct is perceived as the most cost efficient and third most effective recruitment tool. Today The Recruitment Reality Check: Lifting the Lid on the UK’s Changing Practices report will be available to download from 10.30am. Follow #recruitmentreality for updates on the live event. Commenting on the report findings, UCL researcher […]

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Talent that’s right under your nose

26. February 2014

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It was the poet T.S. Eliot who famously said ‘The great ages didn’t contain more talent, but they wasted less‘ and you can be forgiven for thinking that sometimes the current recruitment market seems to flip that on it’s head with much talk of skill shortages and a lack of talent. We’re obsessed with finding […]

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WTF* is wrong with your ATS?

13. February 2014

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I’m sure many of us remember the good old days of finding talent for your business. Endless spreadsheets to track applications and correspondence, multitudes of CVs with different coloured highlighter marks on different words and post in notes on relevant sections, CVs piled up under ‘Interview’, ‘Maybe’ and ‘No/Reject’, and once that’s all done you […]

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