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
One of the biggest concerns that entrepreneurs have while taking the call on whether to outsource or not is “loss of quality”. A combination of much publicized initial hitches and the inevitable occasional red herrings has ensured that quality is seen as a possible risk while outsourcing, especially in offshoring. However on the other hand, letting go of the kind of savings that outsourcing in India or China allows is also extremely difficult. So, what is an entrepreneur supposed to do?
Read more at: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-outsource-work-without-losing-quality
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 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/
We can see that in the yester-years, HR and Marketing departments had little to do with each other. Basically, HR department’s role is to focus on new hires and current employees, on the other hand the marketing team concentrates primarily on the consumer side of things. But in today’s world we can see that with the increasing growth of technology and social media, both the departments have been growing increasingly closer to each other and also it turns out that creating a great employer brand involves many of the same techniques as marketing the brands product.
More information: https://blog.jobmindz.com/bringing-hr-and-marketing-together-through-technology/
Achieving workplace diversity was the top priority for employers in 2018.
The first step in building a diverse workforce is to hire more diversified candidates.
According to LinkedIn’ survey of 9,000 talent leaders and hiring managers across the globe, the number one global recruiting trend was diversity.
More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/10-ways-to-attract-and-hire-diverse-candidates
One of the smartest decisions a construction firm leader can make is to partner with a market master construction recruiter. Yet, some in the construction industry still assume that they can handle all of the hiring on their own. This can prove to be a costly mistake that results in poor hires and poor retention. The most effective candidate searches should begin with creating well-written job descriptions that attract construction candidates with proven success.
More information: https://thebirmgroup.com/6-common-signs-you-need-help-with-your-hiring-process/
Why do companies turn to recruitment agencies?
In today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven job market, finding and hiring the ideal job candidate is quite hard. This is why many companies turn to recruitment agencies to help them recruit the right people for their open job positions.
Should you do the same? How can a recruitment agency help you fill your open job positions?
More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/4-good-reasons-to-use-a-recruitment-agency
Making the jump to start your own recruitment agency or push your business through to the next growth phase takes guts. But one mistake a lot of us make is to underestimate the important role that timing can play in determining whether your risk pays off.
Let’s take a look at some indicators that say 2018 could be your year!
More information: https://blog.firefishsoftware.com/time-to-grow-your-own-recruitment-agency
The core of any business is its people. So where do you start when it’s time to build? Do you create your own internal recruitment team or do you go out and find a proven, experienced recruitment firm to do the heavy lifting for you? Or perhaps it’s a little bit of both?
The pros of creating your own internal recruiting firm include potential cost savings as well as being able to have an internal team that literally lives and breathes the company’s culture.
More information: https://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/8-reasons-to-choose-an-external-recruitment-firm-over-an-in-house