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How recruiters can build a killer profile on Hiring Hub

Imagine this – an estate agent calls you to sell a house. They have a blurry picture of the front porch, and some half-baked description of the house’s features. Would you buy? First impressions count, and your profile will form the basis for the criteria on which you will be judged suitable to work on…

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Why Hiring Hub’s betting on recruitment agencies

If I got £1 every time someone told me recruitment agencies will be extinct in a decade, or balderdash along those lines, I’d have at least £53. Probably more. And only because few are bold enough to say it to my face. Others think it – that I’m flogging the proverbial dead horse – but…

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Recruitment Agencies: A Changing of the Guard?

I was going to start this post with the words: “the recruitment market is changing” but realised that, not only is that a weak, dull, and uninspiring first sentence but, also, it completely misses the point. The market isn’t “changing”. It’s already changed. Yet nobody in recruitment is really talking about it… We started Hiring Hub way…

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How to make over £100k a year on Hiring Hub

A quick five minute read… To understand why recruitment agencies use Hiring Hub and what they think of the platform and service, we interviewed some of our community’s long-standing members. Heather Maxfield of Obscurant Recruitment has been working with Hiring Hub since January 2015, making over 50 placements on the marketplace, and billing over £100k…

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Is talent acquisition the best job in HR?

It’s a critical HR function. One that could potentially make or break your business. After all, the people you hire will shape its future. Make a major mistake when hiring new staff and it could cost you. But that’s not to say that this pressure doesn’t come without reward. And we think Talent Acquisition is one…

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Shazam, and the future of recruitment

Since I joined the Recruitment industry, however many moons ago, there has been an incredible shift in the way that people hire. We used to notice the flow of hiring cycles, changing on a bi-annual basis almost. It was either a candidates’ market or a clients’ market. The candidates would either hold all the power…

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HOW I MADE £80,000 ON HIRING HUB LAST YEAR

A member of Hiring Hub’s recruitment agency community since 2014, Josh Simmons is among the network’s top billers, and regularly makes a placement a month on the marketplace. We caught up with the London-based IT consultant to get his view on Hiring Hub, and understand how he’s developing his agency’s reputation through the marketplace. You…

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Treat your candidates like VIPs

A couple of months ago I spoke at an event about the way we hire at Lyst, mentioning some of the qualities we look for in our candidates, the recruitment process we’ve put in place, and how important it is for us to be nice to our candidates. The last one resonated the most with the…

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How alternative finance could help your company grow

Alternative finance has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years — but various studies have shown that small and medium sized companies still don’t have a particularly good understanding of the options available to them. Although many recruiters will already be aware of ‘FinTech’ and ‘AltFi’ — because they’ve placed candidates with…

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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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