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February 13, 2014

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WTF* is wrong with your ATS?

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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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October 10, 2013

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Employers missing out on talent through lack of mobile savvy

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Employers missing out on talent through lack of mobile savvy

Businesses that have not adapted to the increasingly mobile world could be losing out on talented job candidates, according to new research. A Monster.co.uk survey of jobseekers and employers* reveals just 39 per cent of UK businesses have a site dedicated to mobile and smartphone users. This is despite a third of the job seekers […]

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April 15, 2013

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52 jobs in 52 weeks?!

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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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March 12, 2013

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Why reduced volume, increased quality and the end of the ‘Recruitment Lottery’ is in sight (for everyone)

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For Matt Berry, Director or Resourcing at Centrica, the daily challenge of his team is that around half of all candidates are already customers of British Gas. The other half are potential customers. “There can’t be too many people in that scenario, and it certainly focuses the mind in terms of the way that you […]

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January 4, 2013

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Onwards and Upwards! Recruitment Industry Predictions for 2013

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Another day and another hire, the world of recruitment doesn’t stop and that’s what makes it so fun. I’ve been asking friends in the Recruitment Industry to give us their predictions for 2013. We’ve been talking to Darren Brown (Co-Founder and CEO at Logic Melon) and Mike Roberts (Event Director at the Graduate Recruitment Social Media […]

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December 11, 2012

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Where does the Candidate Experience so often go wrong?

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There has been much written about the Candidate Experience and it really has been a topic of much debate over the last year, we see the references to the Employer Brand, the fact that candidates can be consumer and your customers potential candidates and so much more. So we have decided that the next MonsterBuzz […]

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August 22, 2012

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The Candidate Experience Awards

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As social networking brings increased focus to the quality of the candidate experience a new award scheme has been launched to recognise best practice Although the current recruitment marketplace can best be described as turbulent, there is currently a strong focus on the candidate experience. There are a number of reasons for this. In some […]

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August 2, 2012

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Recruiter’s Tips – Countering Counter Offers

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 I recently wrote a blog about candidate control. This is a follow up around the subject of counter offers; every recruiters nightmare.  Firstly quoting the dubious “within 18 months, 93% of those accepting a counter offer leave” stat is NOT a counter offer strategy! Combating a counter offer starts right back at the very first […]

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July 19, 2012

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#SRConf – Social Recruitment Conference 2012

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Last week we showed up to the Social Recruiting Conference (#SRConf) with our VP of Marketing UK & Ireland, David Henry, all geared up to talk about some of the more interesting things we’ve been working on socially recently. SRConf is all about forward thinking. It gathers leading Employers, HR and Recruitment Industry professionals, to […]

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June 22, 2012

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The Future is Mobile

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So, gone are the days where being away from the computer also meant being away from the internet. I find myself sat on an evening with the television on, my laptop on my knee, my phone by my side and more often than not an Xbox controller in my hands. Actually, when I go to […]

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