The beginning of the year saw the UK hit the lowest rate of unemployment in 44 years. The director of the Jobs Economist consultancy, John Philpott stated in an interview with the Guardian that, “Nobody seems to have told the labour market about the mood of Brexit-related economic uncertainty which has gripped the UK since last autumn.”
220,000 people entered the UK workforce between December 2018 and January 2019 which contributed to a record high employment total of 32.7 million.
Read more at: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-use-a-recruitment-agency-to-your-advantage
At Recruitee, we absolutely love admiring well-crafted career pages. Seeing how companies are putting their best foot forward to attract the best candidates is inspiring and (at times) fun to witness. A career page can be the window to the soul of the company. When done well, they reflect what the company is actually like from the inside.
With three out of four job seekers reviewing company social media pages and Glassdoor reviews before applying, it’s crucial for you to get your career page right.
Read more at: https://blog.recruitee.com/best-career-pages/
When writing a recruitment ad, one of the first sections that recruiters will often focus on is job requirements. It makes sense. Clearly defining what you’re looking for in a candidate is the best way to ensure that your applicants have the skills you’re looking for.
But, a poor presentation of your job requirements (or one that is too specific and rigid) can also have the opposite effect. Instead of encouraging great applicants to apply, these job requirements may actually deter good candidates from taking the jump.
Read more at: https://blog.recruitee.com/job-requirements/
Wikipedia describes social proof as: “A psychological phenomenon wherein people copy the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation.”
Robert Cialdini, the Professor of Psychology & Marketing who coined the term, goes on to say that social proof “is driven by the assumption that the surrounding people possess more knowledge about the current situation”.
Read more at: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/what-is-social-proof/
There is a lot of female talent out there, and if you know which benefits to offer, you can hire that talent to work for your company. Finding female talent is easy, but making your company attractive enough for them to want to work at is another ball game altogether. For instance, many women are also mothers who are trying to balance their home life and their careers. When you are able to offer them benefits that help them to succeed in their careers and enjoy a healthy home life, you are going to find more and more women who want to work for you.
Read more at: https://www.glassdoor.com/employers/blog/8-must-offer-benefits-thatll-attract-recruit-working-moms/
In a recent webinar titled Inclusion in Action: How to Source Diverse Talent, our speakers shared their best strategies and tips to build a more diverse candidate pipeline. They reviewed some tried-and-true platforms tactics, like using LinkedIn’s People Also Viewed section and recruiting from underrepresented communities on GitHub. But they also shared some phenomenal out-of-the-box ideas to source a diverse candidate pipeline. With so much competition for talent, we wanted to share some of those ideas to help you stand out.
Read more at: https://www.lever.co/blog/source-a-diverse-candidate-pipeline/
However, that doesn’t mean it’s a part of your site that should be ignored. After all, it may well be one of your site’s most frequently visited pages, especially if you’re a prominent local employer or are presently undergoing strong growth.
Read more at: https://www.webrecruit.co.uk/blog/recruitment-insights/your-careers-page-doesnt-have-to-be-one-of-the-poorest-parts-of-your-site/
There is a digital shift sweeping through the recruitment industry. More agencies are looking for ways to enhance their recruitment processes, and they’re turning to new software to do so.
One tool that’s making headlines in 2019 is video-engagement software, which can be used to conduct interviews, as well as headhunt candidates and attract new clients.
A recent study by Cisco predicts that by 2021, 80% of all internet traffic will be video and there will be 1.9 billion video users.
More information: https://therecruitmentnetworkclub.com/recruitment/video-interview-transform/
I always dreamed of becoming a writer. I studied Creative Writing at university and after graduating, I stepped into the job market bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (and slightly naïve), assuming that I would fall into my dream job straight away.
Of course, I was wrong. I applied for publishing jobs, writing roles, unpaid internships, anything to give me the commercial experience I was lacking.
More information: https://www.webrecruit.co.uk/blog/company-updates/employee-spotlight-how-i-moved-into-recruitment-marketing/
“Recruitment is 95% marketing.” And a strong marketing strategy uses an array of tactics to engage candidates at the right place, at the right time. But candidates need to be nurtured before they are ready for a hiring conversation.
In this breakfast event, held in partnership with Candidate.ID, we learned how to deploy marketing to build long-lasting, meaningful relationships with candidates in our pipeline over time.
More information: https://www.inhouserecruitment.co.uk/recruitment-marketing-round-up/