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Poor website tops list of turnoffs for millennial candidates

Millennials are currently big news for the recruitment industry - they have become the largest generation in the workforce. Millennials also prioritise job security above all else and are moving jobs less frequently than the generation before them. With unemployment at an all-time low, now is the time for recruiters to change tactics.

Contributor: Don Byrne | Published: 15 October 2018

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The staggering cost of failed hires

In independent research which was commissioned by peer-to-peer recruitment platform, AnyGood?, the vast majority (90 percent) of the 1000+ individuals surveyed stated that they believed recruiters were failing to match the right applicant with the right role. Juliet Eccleston, Co-Founder - AnyGood?

Contributor: Juliet Eccleston | Published: 25 September 2018

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Employers believe human touch still important in recruitment

Employers are increasingly using HR technology to help attract and hire the best talent. Despite the widespread adoption of these tools, many businesses leaders indicate they still want a human touch for critical moments during the recruitment process, according to a report.

Contributor: Michel Stokvis | Published: 11 September 2018

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Rogue recruitment agencies putting profit above professionalism

New research lifts the lid on recruitment’s shady practices - a major new independent survey of over 1000 UK jobseekers and employers has painted a troubling picture of an unregulated industry with no barrier to entry and wildly fluctuating service levels. Contributor Juliet Eccleston, Founder - AnyGood.

Contributor: Juliet Eccleston | Published: 24 August 2018

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Recruitment discrimination has to be “consigned to the past”

The boss of a temporary recruitment company has welcomed the findings of a Government report into age discrimination in the workplace. The report said the talents of more than a million people aged over 50 who want to work were being wasted because of “discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices”.

Contributor: Lorna Davidson | Published: 27 July 2018

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Tick-box recruitment depriving businesses of talent

According to research by Robert Half, close to nine in ten business leaders (87 percent) made successful hires when evaluating cultural fit – congruent values, beliefs and outlook between the candidate and company – as well as their potential, while only 8 per cent of hires were deemed unsuccessful.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 16 July 2018

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Schools under pressure over recruitment

Ninety-eight per cent of recruitment businesses typically receive less than two hours’ notice from a school in need of a teacher that same day, according to a survey of specialist recruiters by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). Three-quarters (77 per cent) of agencies say finding teachers quickly is the main reason schools use them to fill temporary placements.

Contributor: Tom Hadley | Published: 5 July 2018

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Traditional recruitment model is “broken”

Traditionally in-house recruitment teams and/or RPO providers have delivered robust and tangible sourcing that has enabled organisations to have greater visibility of the hiring process while managing cost and process. “Increased pressure on cost, headcount and complexity in the hiring process has broken some of these models."

Contributor: Tom Mason | Published: 27 June 2018

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Long drawn-out hiring processes are damaging businesses

Long, complex recruitment processes are harming businesses’ chances of securing top talent. According to the survey of 9,000 jobseekers in 11 countries across four continents, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of candidates globally have taken a second-choice job offer because their preferred employer took too long to give them an answer.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 18 May 2018

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Brexit impact dominating recruitment strategies

Nearly all HR managers and recruiters say Brexit is impacting hiring strategies, as UK becomes less attractive to international talent. 44 percent of HR and recruitment professionals think the UK is less attractive to EU27 candidates. One third (35 percent) of recruiters have seen a decrease in hiring from France and Germany since the start of 2018.

Contributor: Jon Addison | Published: 1 May 2018