Recruiting Recruiters for Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment agencies live and die by finding the right people for their clients, yet many still struggle to attract the best talent their own businesses.

We speak to Christina Knock of Cox Purtell to learn how she combats this through innovative and cost-effective employer branding. Have a listen to the interview below, keep reading for a summary and be sure to subscribe to the Employer Branding Podcast.

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How Can Recruitment Businesses Profit from the Gig Economy?

Long gone are the days when people would remain in a single job for most of their career. With recruitment agencies providing UK businesses 1.2 million temporary workers according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, temporary employment is an embedded work practice. And now modern workers have another way to secure short-term job and project opportunities that match their skills and availability facilitated by the web and online platforms.

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Recruiting Introverts: Why You Might Be Losing Your Best Candidates

A few years ago, I watched New York Times best-selling author Susan Cain’s TED Talk on “The Power of Introverts” and had one of those rare moments in life where everything suddenly made sense.

Wait…what? I’m completely normal and just an introvert? It’s hard to believe I never knew this about myself. The signs were always there: I love to connect 1:1 or in small groups, but dread networking events and ice breakers (just writing those two words raised my blood pressure).

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How Will Augmented & Virtual Reality Play a Role in Recruitment?

More and more companies are choosing to go the virtual reality route. Even recruiters. Many recruitment agencies are embracing what virtual reality can bring to them. Why? Because it makes sense. Imagine interviewing candidates in a digital space without having to schedule a time for them to come in physically.

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Why Bad Days Matter in Recruitment

It is a stigma in recruitment (especially with all the bragging and oversharing that goes on over social media channels about celebrating success, brilliant client wins, smashing targets and hot deals) that anyone ever has a bad day/week/month/quarter. Yet the reality is, we ALL have bad times in recruitment if you have been in it for more than a year.

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Can You Stop Bad Data Damaging your Recruitment Business?

With the UK Recruitment Sector being worth at least £30billion, it’s critical to capitalise on great recruitment tech to improve speed and profit.

We see ROI as in the i(nvestment) of the beholder – so what is the average recruitment consultant investing?

What do they see as a practical use for CRM?

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GDPR: The End of Recruitment as We Know It!

We ran a very popular webinar with Broadbean that revealed the benefits of GDPR and how you can take advantage.

Spaces filled up quickly for this one! But this is your chance to catch up…

GDPR = Great Data Powering Recruitment!

GDPR is looming, you’ve appointed someone in your business to tackle the issue, and they’re attending all conferences they can in an effort to gen up before May 2018.

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The Best Recruitment Revenge Stories

It’s no secret that being a recruiter can be stressful at times.

At times, it can feel as though you’re juggling grenades, working tirelessly for candidates and clients that abuse your service which can really get to you when you remember that you’re the one putting in all the work up front with no guarantee of reward or payment.

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LinkedIn Research Tells Us Exactly How Candidates Want to Be Recruited

LinkedIn is a significant social media presence that a lot of people (me included) use just about every single day. That makes LinkedIn pretty important.

But besides being a great place for working professionals to stay connected, it’s also got a lot of interesting information that is pretty important to know. Here’s a case in point: It can tell us precisely how candidates want to be recruited.

Want to Start a Recruiting Revolution? Stop Doing What Everyone Else Is Doing

Look, your recruiting strategy is effectively 98 percent the same as every other company.

You start with an ATS, you write and publish job openings on job boards and tell brand stories to fill the funnel, then you ask recruiters to vet and shepherd candidates through the interview process and manage the offer negotiation.

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