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Recruitment Blog Category: Recruitment Ideas

Recruiting In A Small Company

Recruiting In A Small CompanyI am often asked about how small companies can recruit effectively and find talent. Whilst the specific quest will be different they all share at least one challenge - namely how to find really good people at a cost they can afford. This article explores More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/06/2007

Starting An Executive Recruitment Consultancy

Starting An Executive Recruitment ConsultancyEntrepreneur Magazine suggests that the average income for independent consultants is twice the average salary of their employed equivalent. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/06/2007

Online Networking For Job Seekers

Online Networking For Job SeekersA recent poll on HireScores.com suggests that half of those that answered the question thought that personal contacts and networking was the best way to find a job. This article gives some tips for job seeking through socila networking sites and forums. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/06/2007

Hiring Freelance And Contract Staff

Hiring Freelance And Contract StaffUsing freelance and contract staff can be a useful option for many businesses in search of short term, flexible solutions to staffing requirements or specific skills needs. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/07/2007

Hiring Connections

Hiring ConnectionsHow your connections and networking can help you in the job market. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/07/2007

Using Freelance Sales Reps

Using Freelance Sales RepsIn a previous post I discussed some of the pros and cons of using freelance and contract staff to solve staffing problems. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

Is Recruitment Marketing?

Is Recruitment Marketing?Any marketing consultant worth his or her salt will tell you that everything is marketing - not only is it a neat way to increase their billable hours but its also very true. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

Staff Training - Pros and Cons

Staff Training - Pros and ConsI recently attended an event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce that focused on staff training. Although I'd never given it any specific thought, an interesting point was raised about some of the potential downsides to providing training for staff. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

Staff 'Buzz'

Staff Who's job is it to promote your business? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

CV And Reference Checking

CV And Reference CheckingHere are some interesting statistics from Golightly about CV and References checking More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/08/2007

Are Social Networking Sites Career Suicide?

Are Social Networking Sites Career Suicide?The increasing popularity of social networking sites is jeopardising the career prospects of individuals, warns leading employee screening company BackgroundChecking.com. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/08/2007

Succession Planning And Talent Management

Succession Planning And Talent ManagementI was recently asked to answer some questions for a magazine article and thought I would put them in here as well. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 03/08/2007

Some Questions On Recruitment

Some Questions On RecruitmentI was recently asked to answer some questions for a magazine article and thought I would put them in here as well. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 03/08/2007

Recruitment Resource Planning

Recruitment Resource PlanningStep One: establishing the type and number of vacancies. Clearly the foundation step - and not always quite as obvious as it might at first seem More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 17/10/2007

Defining The Job Vacancy

Defining The Job VacancyStep Two: defining the job that needs to be done provides a strong foundation to a successful process. This article looks at key questions and recommended practice More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 18/10/2007

Attracting Candidates To Your Vacancy

Attracting Candidates To Your VacancyStep Four: using analytical thinking and imagination together is what gets you the best candidate pool. One of the tricks it to track down sources of candidates that your competition have overlooked More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/10/2007

Making The Recruitment Decision

Making The Recruitment DecisionStep Seven: Making the right decision means the difference between a poor outcome, and acceptable one and a really great one. This is the time for focused, analytical thinking, balancing the pros and cons, considering the big picture; and also thinking a More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/10/2007

Collecting Candidate Recruitment Data

Collecting Candidate Recruitment DataStep Six: recruitment and selection is all about making decisions on who to hire - first finding enough people to decide on and then collecting enough information to make that decision More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/10/2007

Taking References Before Recruiting

Taking References Before RecruitingStep Eight: this step, or rather the ommission of this step, has been a topic of much press reporting. Stories of how even the most senior positions can be filled with scant regard to reference checking abound. And given how easy it is to arrange these More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/10/2007

Making Recruitment Appointments

Making Recruitment AppointmentsStep Ten: Holding your nerve is critical during the appointment phase and it really helps to be prepared. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 23/10/2007

Evaluating Recruitment Selection Processes

Evaluating Recruitment Selection ProcessesStep 13: you are almost there! All you have to do now is make sure you did a good job and capture learning for the future. Hiring someone into your team or your company is one of the most expensive decisions you make - so make sure you do it well. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/10/2007

Recruitment And Selection Induction

Recruitment And Selection InductionStep 12: it is so easy to underestimate the benefits of a proper induction but the benefits can be measured in both financial and human terms. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/10/2007

Recruiting Students And Graduates

Recruiting Students And GraduatesAnother area that we are often asked about is student and graduate recruitment. In this market the main challenges are finding, identifying and attracting the best talent. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 04/12/2007

Top CV Advice

Top CV AdviceTips on CV writing best practice plus advice on job applications, CVs and Cover letters More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 05/12/2007

Apple Recruiters Tempt Exemplary Employees

Apple Recruiters Tempt Exemplary EmployeesApple's retail store recruiters are reaching out to employees of other companies, and handing them an enticement card. This is an innovative recruitment idea which could boost recruitment success and will certainly create a buzz in the workplace. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 08/10/2008

Make Your Recruitment Feedback Specific

Make Your Recruitment Feedback SpecificLets look at the important task for employers and the recruitment sector of giving feedback to job candidates as you fill work vacancies. Here we talk about the need for specific points rather than generalizations and platitudes. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 03/03/2009

Offer Recruitment Feedback To Job Candidates

Offer Recruitment Feedback To Job Candidates Lets look at the need for the recruitment industry and employers to offer feedback to a job candidate. This feedback needs to be offered by the recruiter or employer and not imposed which will increase the quality of their recruitment experience. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 04/03/2009

Time Your Job Seeker Feedback For Maximum Effectiveness

Time Your Job Seeker Feedback For Maximum EffectivenessWith regards to an employer or a recruitment agency offering feedback to a job candidate as part of the recruitment process, we will look at the timing aspect of this important part of recruitment and the overall job applicant recruitment experience. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 05/03/2009

Recruiter Feedback To Job Seekers

Recruiter Feedback To Job SeekersLets look at the importance for a recruiter or employer to focus on the positive when offering feedback to a job candidate as part of the recruitment process. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 06/03/2009

How To Give Good Recruitment Feedback

How To Give Good Recruitment FeedbackHere we look at the importance of a recruiter or employer being firm and precise when giving feedback to a job candidate. It will only help them in their future search for work. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 09/03/2009

Top Recruitment Tips For Recruiters

Top Recruitment Tips For RecruitersWhen recruiting, any ads you place should draw on your strengths as an employer. Also make sure that third party recruiters, consultants and agencies are taking advantage of these strengths when searching for workers for you. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 06/04/2009

Top Tips For Recruitment...Target Job Seekers

Top Tips For Recruitment...Target Job SeekersWhen recruiting new employees remember that money isnt everything. Job hunters are interested in much more than simply their salaries when looking for a new career or place of work. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/04/2009

Recruitment Tips

Recruitment TipsBest recruitment practice is to understand the important distinction between in work training programmes and hiring the right job candidate with a particular temperament for the position they have applied for. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 08/04/2009

Best Practice Guidance To Aid Recruitment

Best Practice Guidance To Aid RecruitmentThere are many different avenues of opportunity at your disposal when recruiting employees and filling vacant jobs. You want the best candidates to work for you so use all the tools at your disposal. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 09/04/2009

Achieving Better Recruitment

Achieving Better RecruitmentGambling on job candidates and potential employees wont always be a winning move. Recruiting staff for vacant jobs is a difficult business and often the safest bet when it comes to somebody who wants to work for you is the best option. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 14/04/2009

Best Practice Recruitment

Best Practice Recruitment Everybody knows that recruiting employees for vacant job roles can be a time consuming and expensive process. Consider your current work force and perhaps somebody who already works for you is ready for a job change. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 15/04/2009

Career Search, What Can I Offer?

Career Search, What Can I Offer?Before you start your job search, its advisable to look at your job history and note down what you think you are able to offer your potential employers. We have added below a few practical tips which we hope assists you when you launch your job hunt. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/05/2009

Deciding on Which Type of Business To Work For

Deciding on Which Type of Business To Work ForFor most of us when conducting job searches we look to explore and consider jobs that we would like to do and not necessarily what we are qualified or experienced enough to do. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/05/2009

Employers: Are You Ready, The Future Recruitment Landscape?

Employers: Are You Ready, The Future Recruitment Landscape? Having worked in recruitment since 1996, I have seen many changes in the recruitment industry, many changes in how employers recruit. Let's start with technology, the internet did not exist for a start and neither did email. Recruitment was all done via telephone, email and fax. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/09/2010

Employers: How Do You Attract The Best Talent?

Employers: How Do You Attract The Best Talent?As an employer it can be a minefield when you have made the important decision, I need to recruit a person for my team. I would like to give you my take on this; I hope you find this advice useful. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/10/2010

The Jobs Market And Some Job Seeking Tips

The Jobs Market And Some Job Seeking TipsWe all know only too well that the past few years have been immensely difficult for us all. Construction and the recruitment industry are well documented to have been two of the hardest hit industries in the UK. Many companies have gone out of business, many have had to make redundancies, many of you may have been out of work More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 29/10/2010

Why Do Some Employers Get Into Such A Recruitment Mess?

Why Do Some Employers Get Into Such A Recruitment Mess?We all make mistakes, but it does perplex me that so many companies rollout new ways to recruit, or save money on recruitment costs, or 'refine the process' and all other manner of phrases I hear. Do these companies actually speak to their suppliers prior to doing this? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/01/2011

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