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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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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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6 Simple Things That Lead To Workplace Happiness

3. February 2014

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The HR community are forever looking at ways to make our working lives better…after all, happy workers make for productive workers. Whether it’s creating employee engagement programmes or designing new reward schemes we are always trying to foster a culture of inclusivity in which employees can feel respected and valued. The latter point is often the […]

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Recruitment Technology Showcase Event; Tuesday 18th June, London

11. June 2013

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After the success of their event’s in 2012 UK Recruiter are running a technology event this year taking place on Tuesday 18th June from 12.00pm to 5.30pm in central London. Spaces are limited so register for your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Technology in recruitment is constantly evolving making it difficult to keep up with […]

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The six most awkward recruiter moments…

10. June 2013

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Regardless of your experience in the recruitment industry, we all face some awkward moments from time to time. You can prepare as much as you want, but you can’t prepare for the unexpected! Ever had a moment when you wanted to hide yourself or felt ashamed? Afterwards, maybe you felt like you were the only […]

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Is Creativity in Recruitment Dead? The MonsterBuzz Debate.

21. May 2013

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On the 13th June, 1pm at the Soho Hotel we’ll be kicking off the first of our MonsterBuzz events for 2013 with what appears to be the extremely hot topic – is creativity in recruitment dead? Already a debate has kicked off over on Linkedin. Danny Cannon says “”The Medium is the message” so wrote […]

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The MonsterBuzz 2013 Debate Programme

16. May 2013

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Last year we launched our quarterly panel debate known as the MonsterBuzz. The topics debated included; ‘The Candidate Experience – Myth or Reality’, ‘HR v In-House Recruiters – Never the Twain shall Meet’ and ‘What is more critical – Talent Management or Talent Acquisition?’ Each event was well attended and the subjects were fiercely debated […]

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Universities follow Monster’s lead by vetoing ads for unpaid interns

7. May 2013

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At Monster, we’re really happy to see that ads for unpaid internships are starting to become a thing of the past! Last week we pledged to remove ads for unpaid internships from our site and, as The Times newspaper reported last Friday, universities are following suit. We believe it’s important that employers don’t exploit job […]

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Monster becomes first major UK job board to ban ads for unpaid internships

24. April 2013

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As you may be aware, there has recently been growing public awareness that unpaid internships are unlawful under minimum wage legislation. Despite this, many organisations are still exploiting graduates and young people for unpaid work. There is a considerable amount of UK media hype surrounding this issue and Hazel Blears has been pushing to make the […]

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52 jobs in 52 weeks?!

15. April 2013

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It can take a metaphorical knock on the head or kick from behind to spur some people into action, but my experience was rather more real and a little more painful. Whilst sitting at my desk as a retail manager in London, a box full of metal brackets fell from a shelf above. Completely unaware […]

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