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When do you start delegating recruitment, if ever?

As any manager knows, there are some things you simply can’t delegate. And for successful managers, it might be difficult to let go of one of the most important parts of the job – recruitment. The people you work with are your most important asset. Companies can’t exist without people and successful companies can’t exist…

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How to stop a candidate taking a counter offer

Congratulations! You’ve gone through the hiring process and found yourself a brilliant candidate. Not only someone who can do the job, but someone who glows with positivity, passion… and has also promised to bake cakes every day and buy everyone a beer on Fridays. Nice work. Such a candidate is a rare find. Which is…

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Counter offers: what should you do?

Ever dreamed of handing in your notice at work, only to be begged to stay? Perhaps with your manager in tears as she slides across a big fat cheque across the table and tells you just how much she always loved your work (but could never find the words to actually tell you). Okay, sure,…

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Infographic: recruitment pressures in numbers

We love a good infographic. Lots of lovely stats bundled into a visual masterpiece. What’s not to like? Our recent research into the recruitment pressures faced by HR managers and businesses owners has literally filled our office with stats and figures. Fortunately for you, we have pulled just some of them into a beautiful infographic for you…

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How efficient is your recruitment process?

The Office of National Statistics released their unemployment figures this morning. And it was good news. We like good news here at Hiring Hub. Not only did unemployment fall, wage growth hit a four year high. The number of unemployed workers fell by 43,000 between February and April, to 1.81 million. That means there are now 31.05…

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UK unemployment rate falls

Right person – right role. The mantra by which all recruitment decisions should be made. Without this the candidate won’t flourish and the business will suffer. Simple stuff really. But is this always the case? We recently conducted market research into recruitment pressures with 100 business owners and HR managers. The results were nothing short…

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The death of LinkedIn for recruiters

LinkedIn has long been the recruiters (not so) secret weapon. It’s no surprise that so many consultants flock to the platform. After all, where else are you likely to find 350 million business people? But has the social media site had its day? It’s a big question, and one that might sound crazy. After all,…

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Why we love recruitment agencies (and you should too)

We think recruitment consultants get a bit of raw deal. They’re often not seen in the most favourable light. But we thought it was about time we heaped some praise on that merry bunch. After all thousands of people each year rely on them to help find a new role. Yet still the animosity continues….

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Post-election job hike

Well, that was a turn up for the books wasn’t it? Not many predicted a majority win in this years election. The recruitment industry certainly didn’t. It slowed following concerns and uncertainty around a hung parliament. But with Mr Cameron still able to call 10 Downing Street home and the dust settling after a long (very…

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The 5 least important factors candidates consider in a new role

What makes a candidate decide to jump ship from their current role and become the new kid in the office? Improved pay, job title, responsibility, security, work/life balance, progression? Sounds about right? What if we were to tell you that some of the above came in the bottom 5 reasons candidates have for changing roles?…

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