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Recruitment Blog Category: Recruitment Process

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

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

Resource Planning

Resource PlanningThe first in a series of blogs for employers about different elements of the recruitment process 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 'Buzz'

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

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

HireScores.com Survey

HireScores.com SurveyHireScores.com survey has discovered that 70% of people asked who had looked for work through an agency felt they had been lied to. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/08/2007

Interview Questions - Being Asked About Yourself

Interview Questions - Being Asked About YourselfVery few interviewers manage to resist the urge to ask the question about you - the strenghts and weaknesses question. Be prepared for it - waffling or staring blankly at the interviewer when asked a question like this does not get you 'top marks' More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/10/2007

Are You An Interviewing STAR?

Are You An Interviewing STAR?Using the STAR approach to inteview questions will make you a Star! More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/10/2007

Recruitment And Selection - Defining The Job Requirements

Recruitment And Selection - Defining The Job RequirementsStep Three: this step focuses on the requirements of the job - what will you be looking for in your ideal candidate? It is important to focus on real requirements and also to separate out the essential and the desireable - it helps you when you get to de More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 18/10/2007

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

Recruitment And Selection - Shortlisting

Recruitment And Selection - ShortlistingStep Five: this is the stage in the process where you start to evaluate quality and filter the applications down to a manageable size 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

Pre-Employment Health Checks

Pre-Employment Health ChecksStep Nine: Undertaking a pre employement medical is a sensible precaution but one that requires professional medical expertise More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/10/2007

Giving Feedback To Job Applicants

Giving Feedback To Job ApplicantsStep Eleven: Feedback. Plan up front how you intend to do this so that you keep the correct notes and set your candidates expectations accordingly More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 23/10/2007

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

100 Productivity Tips

100 Productivity TipsSome simple productivity tips More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/11/2007

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

Top Tips For Increasing Recruitment Effectiveness

Top Tips For Increasing Recruitment EffectivenessDeveloping relationships which have the potential to aid recruitment before you need to find a candidate. This is about making contacts now that may be useful later should you be looking to either recruit or be recruited. Here you will find some great recruitment tips. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/12/2008

Improving Recruitment Effectiveness

Improving Recruitment EffectivenessDefining jobs accurately. Here we cover the importance of creating job descriptions and efficient recruitment advertising. This ensures effective targeting of job seekers and better recruitment. It also helps your recruitment agency.. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/12/2008

Effectiveness Recruitment Tips

Effectiveness Recruitment TipsTapping into industry networks. You must not underestimate the importance of creating relationships with connected industries as part of building your recruitment pipeline. Taking a longer term view of recruitment leads to better recruitment. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 03/12/2008

How to Increase Recruitment Effectiveness

How to Increase Recruitment EffectivenessPaying attention to word-of-mouth recommendations can be key to finding a solid-gold candidate. Employees who may not be actively job hunting can often be recruited through informal recruitment channels. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 04/12/2008

Tips To Improve Recruitment Effectiveness

Tips To Improve Recruitment EffectivenessReward employee referrals, even with cash bonuses. Here we cover the benefits of encouraging employees to be on the lookout for potential candidates for job openings within your company. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 05/12/2008

Do Your Research When Applying For Work

Do Your Research When Applying For Work Its a great idea to research the company you want to work for as part of the job application process. It will hold you in good stead if you have a certain amount of knowledge and a potential employer will always pay attention to a candidate who has done some homework. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 21/02/2009

Top Tips For Giving Recruitment Feedback

Top Tips For Giving Recruitment FeedbackFeedback is a crucial part of the recruitment process. Giving constructive feedback is often difficult, for good candidates and for bad. Whether you are a recruitment agency or an employer, telling successful applicants what they did wrong and failed applicants what they did right, is important but can be delicate. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/03/2009

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

Take Steps To Better Recruitment

Take Steps To Better RecruitmentIn this tip to improve your business recruitment process and to help you get the most out of recruitment consultants we look at recruiting in line with your business values. Your workers and employees are the heart of what you do and its essential that when filling vacant jobs you bear this in mind. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 17/03/2009

Find A Highly Rated Recruitment Agency

Find A Highly Rated Recruitment AgencyAs an employer, whether large or small, seek out a highly rated recruitment agency who will understand your job requirements and find job candidates accordingly. This partnership can lead to better recruitment. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 18/03/2009

Undertake An Organisation Review Before Recruiting

Undertake An Organisation Review Before RecruitingLets look at the need before or during the recruitment process to determine what is required by the new job vacancies, who the new employees will be working with and how they will fit in. This is key to recruiting the best candidates. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/03/2009

Follow Recruitment Legislation

Follow Recruitment Legislation Its important to know your obligations as an employer when recruiting and filling vacant jobs, there is a personal element in the recruitment process but some questions are inappropriate and even illegal to ask. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/03/2009

Steps To Better Recruitment

Steps To Better RecruitmentIt is important to understand and know your competitors when recruiting and filling job vacancies. What puts you ahead of them as an employer? Why would somebody want to work for you rather than them? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 23/03/2009

Use All Recruitment Advertising Avenues

Use All Recruitment Advertising AvenuesWork can be hard to find and there are a variety of different tools job hunters use. As a recruiter its vital to the success of your recruitment strategy that you extend your reach and use all the methods possible to find and attract suitable candidates. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/03/2009

Best Practice Online Recruitment

Best Practice Online RecruitmentWhen looking to recruit new workers lets look at the use of online recruitment sites that will not only save you time but also help find the best job candidates from the widest pool of talent. You will benefit by having great new employees. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 25/03/2009

Online Recruiting Through Professional Associations

Online Recruiting Through Professional Associations If you have specialist job roles to recruit for seek the help of online professional associations. The kind of employees you are looking for will probably be registered with such sites and therefore may be working for you soon. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/03/2009

Online Recruitment Success

Online Recruitment Success All colleges and universities have websites so when recruiting aim to reach as wide an audience of potential employees as you can. This will not only help you find strong job candidates but also make sure your work will be undertaken by the best possible candidates. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/03/2009

Successful Online Recruiting

Successful Online RecruitingWhen recruiting or advertising vacant jobs you will want to reach as wide an audience as possible. Newspaper websites reach a variety of job hunters and potential employees and will be a helpful tool to aid your recruitment potential. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 30/03/2009

Recruiting Online: How To Succeed

Recruiting Online: How To SucceedFor better and stronger recruitment potential when advertising online consider commercial websites. This will aid your chances of finding the best job candidates and employees to work for you. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 31/03/2009

Job Boards Improve Online Recruiting

Job Boards Improve Online RecruitingThere are many job boards out there which range from general employment to the very niche. Advertising your work vacancies in the right way on job boards will improve your recruitment potential and help assist in finding you the best employees. Use of online job boards for recruitment is increasing. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/04/2009

Effective Shortlisting When Recruiting Online

Effective Shortlisting When Recruiting OnlineA way to increase your online recruitment effectiveness is to understand filters. This can greatly reduce unwanted job applications and in doing so help you find the best employees to fill your vacant job vacancies. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/04/2009

Successful Online Recruitment Tips

Successful Online Recruitment Tips When recruiting and advertising jobs online dont overlook the importance of your own business website. Job applicants and potential employees will usually look at your site when seeking to apply so why not make the most of this and dont miss a trick when aiming for excellent online recruiting skills. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 03/04/2009

Recruitment Process Tips

Recruitment Process TipsClearly define job descriptions at all stages of the recruitment process. This is crucial not only to the applicant and potential employee but also to you and your ongoing recruitment practice. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 14/05/2009

Tips For An Effective Recruitment Process

Tips For An Effective Recruitment ProcessIts vital that you the recruiter and eventual employer keep everybody informed with whats happenening when seeking to recruit. Job candidates and recruitment agencies must be kept in the loop and in doing so you will help the recruitment process run even smoother. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 15/05/2009

A Tip To Aid The Recruitment Process

A Tip To Aid The Recruitment ProcessTargets are a key to a successfully streamlined recruitment process. Not only will they provide healthy employee motivation but equally a structure for job applicants to work within and understand. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 18/05/2009

An Effective Recruitment Process Tip

An Effective Recruitment Process TipCreate incentives and make people aware of them. Be they employees offering recomendations, direct advertising to job hunters or via a recruitment agency, an incentive scheme can only aid your recruitment success as a company. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/05/2009

Effective Recruitment Process: A Tip

Effective Recruitment Process: A TipFeedback is a crucial part of the recruitment process. It helps guide job seekers, whether they will be working for you or not, and the benefits for you, the recruiter, are there to be taken into future recruitment situations. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/05/2009

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

Searching Online For A New Job

Searching Online For A New JobHaving decided to begin your search for a new job, you should ensure that you are covering all areas when you approach recruitment media such as the internet, newspapers, journals and local recruitment agencies. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 28/05/2009

Discovering New Job Opportunities

Discovering New Job OpportunitiesWorking is something we do for so much of our time so discovering new job opportunities should be hard work in itself. What do you want to do, and how do you discover your dream career options outside the UK? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 29/05/2009

Preparing For A Job Interview

Preparing For A Job InterviewPreparing for job interviews is something that you may not think too important, but most of us get to our first interview, the first in years perhaps, and lack of planning becomes fairly obvious. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/06/2009

New Job, Negotiating a Salary

New Job, Negotiating a SalaryIt is far easier negotiating a salary when you are being offered a job, compared to trying to get a salary increase in an existing job, however the negotiations should follow rather the same rules of thumb, or rather the same process. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 03/06/2009

Accepting a New Job Offer, To Take or Not to Take?

Accepting a New Job Offer, To Take or Not to Take?The fabulous job that you wanted now has put an offer on your table. Accepting a new job offer can be exciting, invigorating, it makes us all feel good and valued doesnt it. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 04/06/2009

A Search Query To Find Rare Jobs

A Search Query To Find Rare JobsMany people use search engines when looking for jobs, particularly when trying to find those that are relevant to their career and in their desired or current location. This is when we had the idea to create a customisable search query to assist job hunters in finding those vacancies that are hidden away More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/09/2010

Agency Workers Regulations: Do You Understand?

Agency Workers Regulations: Do You Understand?I read with interest the other day in Recruitment Consultant that Adecco revealed that 61% of HR professionals did not know the implementation date for the EU's Agency Workers Regulations (AMR) also referred to as Agency Workers Directive (AWD). More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/01/2011

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

Are You Hiding Behind Your PC?

Are You Hiding Behind Your PC?2011 has got off to a flying start for me. I've been out of the office more than I've been in it, and have met more employers in January than the whole of November and December 2010 combined. The first thing that this has shown me, is that the jobs market is improving. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 08/02/2011

How Job Board Friendly Is Your CV?

How Job Board Friendly Is Your CV?Job boards. Whether you love or hate them they're here to stay and are considered by many to be a vital tool for the modern job seeker. With most job boards you can browse a job vacancy database, which will have hundreds, maybe thousands of job vacancies, apply search filters to make sure that you only see the job vacancies that are right for you More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 25/04/2011

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