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Hottest Jobs of the Year

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.   So with all these applications being made, which job roles will be the most sought after in 2016?…

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How to screw up recruitment

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. Getting someone’s feet under the desk as quickly as possible might seem like it’s the top priority, but in reality…

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Why you’re terrible at recruiting

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. Incredibly, 8 out of 10 respondents claimed that they’re unable to…

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Are recruitment agency fees going up?

Will the skills shortage trigger an increase in recruitment agency fees, and do they represent good value? When you sell a car, or house, its value is not determined by you, it’s determined by the market; what similar cars or houses sell for and, therefore, what buyers are prepared to pay for them. You may…

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HR must evolve or it may die

Occasionally, we get a bit frustrated with the mindset of those responsible for recruiting within an organisation — more often than not a company’s HR department — when they are reluctant to try something new. Something like our online recruitment marketplace. We understand that what we do is different. Very different. For many years, companies have…

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Is your PSL holding you back?

Ah the Preferred Supplier List (PSL). That trusty list you can rely on to fill any vacancy that pops up. But is it also somewhat of a convenient excuse to close the door on other agencies (and platforms) when they come knocking?   Don’t get us wrong – PSLs have their place. They can help…

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Should you hire a job-hopper?

Ah, job hoppers. Those lovely folk who could quite easily fill 4 sides of A4 with just their job titles from the last 5 years. Generally, they’re frowned upon by prospective employers. But should they be?   After all, if a candidate has hit a ceiling at their existing employer, moving jobs can be a…

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The most in-demand digital skills

There are 745,000 additional workers with digital skills needed by 2017, so understandably demand for talent is high. Employers are becoming more and more concerned about being able to find the right people to fill roles. And rightly so. But what exactly are the top digital skills being recruited? We take a look at the…

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Bridging the digital skills gap

It’s the hot topic on every HR professional and recruiter’s lips – the skills shortage. And no where is this more pronounced than at the leading edge of technology. But what do we really mean when we talk about a digital skills shortage? Most of the us own a smart phone, are active on at…

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How to hire the best talent

For a small company, the quality of its employees has a huge influence on its success. But when the pressure is on to hire someone quickly (as is often the case in a small business), mistakes and poor choices are easily made. When the stakes are high, you need to be sure your new recruits…

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