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Top 25 interview questions

You’re a carrot in a salad and a fork is coming towards you. You’re about to be eaten. What do you do?   As bizarre interview questions go, that’s up there with the most abstract, and it’s perhaps not an angle many hiring managers would pursue with any great vigour.  However, if you really want to get…

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10 of the most extravagant and odd job perks

Despite a competitive jobs market many employers, particularly in specialist sectors like IT, have concerns about staff retention, and some are going to extraordinary lengths to ensure their workforce is merry and content. So how do you ensure that YOUR staff are motivated and happy? Should you consider more flexible hours, extra training, or, like…

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The eight ball: core characteristics we look for when hiring

Hiring Hub is a fast-growing business and, therefore, not immune to recruitment pains of its own. But whether we’re looking for a new web developer or sales person, we judge all those we meet against eight core characteristics that we believe set people apart in the workplace. We’re looking for what we call Eight Balls….

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The top 12 weirdest jobs

If you’re getting bored of your 9-5 and each working day is beginning to feel the same, fear not, because things could be a lot worse. There are some strange vocations out there, from Armpit Sniffer to Professional Thief, and we’ve compiled a quick list of the Top 12 Weirdest Jobs to bring a hint of…

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8 ways to vet candidates

Sorting through the masses to find the cream of the crop. It’s a tough job. And it can be extremely time consuming. Hiring takes energy, time and money, plus a good deal of strategic thinking and personal judgement. But gut instinct alone isn’t enough to prevent an unsuitable or dishonest candidate slipping through the net….

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Why “We’ve always done it this way” is the killer of innovation and will strangle your growth

It comes as no surprise to us that OnRec recently reported that recruiters are becoming more dependent on recruitment technology. Over 80% currently spend over five hours a day using tech in a professional setting. Now, you won’t be shocked to hear that 30% of this time is spent on LinkedIn. Adoption of other technologies that improve their processes…

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You snooze. You lose: speed up your recruitment process or lose the best candidates

Recruitment can be a slow process for all parties. From initially profiling the role, to writing a job description, advertising the vacancy, engaging recruitment agencies, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates… With so many balls up in the air at any one time it’s inevitable that, occasionally, momentum can stall and what you thought would only take…

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In demand – the uk’s it sector employment growth 2014

The overwhelming message from Hiring Hub’s latest infographic is the current positivity, growth and development of the UK’s tech sector. With sustained year-on-year growth in total vacancies, greater clusters of tech companies emerging in pockets across the country, and optimism exuding from all corners of the sector, it’s fair to say that those in tech…

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The science behind writing the perfect job advert

Writing an effective job advert is not rocket science. Follow these simple rules and you’ll not only attract better candidates, but more of them. JOB ADVERTISING 101: EIGHT GOLDEN RULES 1. Grab the candidate’s attention (with both hands) To help your advert stand out from the 40,000 (odd) job ads that get posted every week, you need to get potential…

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