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Recruitment Blog Category: Recruitment

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

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

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

9 Ways You Can Be More Creative

9 Ways You Can Be More CreativeWe all know how essential creativity and creative thinking is to business success. Being creative is not always coming up with new or niche ideas it is also about positing old ideas in a new way, or finding a solution to a problem that makes you faster, More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

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

CV Bloopers

CV BloopersJust a bit of fun with these CV bloopers 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

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

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

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

Marketing Yourself In Recruitment

Marketing Yourself In RecruitmentA new addition to our Knowledge Centre - how to market yourself during job search More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/10/2007

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

Looking At Interview Questions: Interests And Hobbies

Looking At Interview Questions: Interests And HobbiesThis commentary explores the opporutunities and pitfalls of interview questions that ask you about your interests and hobbies More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/10/2007

Using Motivational Questions In Recruitment

Using Motivational Questions In RecruitmentIn this blog we are looking at the question What do you like most about your current job? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 16/10/2007

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

Behavioural Interview Questions

Behavioural Interview Questions Behavioural interviewing techniques are increasingly being incorporated (and quite rightly too!) into the interview - sometimes as a dedicated interview but often just in terms of the style and type of questions asked More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 17/10/2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

100 Productivity Tips

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

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

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

Be Realistic In Your Job Search

Be Realistic In Your Job SearchLets look at the importance of being realistic when thinking about your long term employment goals and ideals. The world of employment and recruitment has changed and does not work the same way today that it did thirty years ago. Jobs for life in this day and age are rare and hard to find. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 25/02/2009

Use Connections When Job Hunting

Use Connections When Job Hunting Here we look at the important task of connecting with your potential employer, be that full time or through a recruitment agency. As a candidate for a job you want to show them what it will be like to have you around. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/02/2009

Be Ready For Anything At A Job Interview

Be Ready For Anything At A Job InterviewLets look at the importance of being prepared for all outcomes and eventualities when attending a job interview. Recruitment agencies and employers interview lots of candidates when filling jobs so be prepared for good and bad news. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/02/2009

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

Ask For Recruitment Feedback As A Job Seeker

Ask For Recruitment Feedback As A Job SeekerWhether you are looking for temporary work or a permanent job, with a recruitment agency or employer seeking feedback will only help you. If you have been successful you will be able to understand why you got the job and if unsuccessful you will be able to take the lessons learned into your next job interview. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 10/03/2009

Be Realistic When Seeking Interview Feedback

Be Realistic When Seeking Interview FeedbackLets look at the need to be realistic as a job seeker when getting feedback and dont expect the world from a recruiter or employer. Take all recruitment advice and recruitment interview feedback in a measured way and you will find work faster. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 11/03/2009

Receiving Recruitment Feedback As A Jobhunter

Receiving Recruitment Feedback As A JobhunterLets look at the need to keep calm when receiving feedback as a job hunter from a recruiter or employer after a job interview. Seeking work can be difficult so when hearing what may have gone wrong try to remain calm and focussed. This will lead to a better recruitment experience. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 12/03/2009

Avoid Defensiveness When Receiving Recruitment Feedback

Avoid Defensiveness When Receiving Recruitment FeedbackLooking for work isnt easy and if you get to the interview stage with a recruitment agency or employer and dont get the job try to avoid being defensive when receiving feedback. Maintaining a positive recruitment relationship underpins future recruitment success. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/03/2009

Concentrate On The Positive In Recruitment Feedback

Concentrate On The Positive In Recruitment FeedbackLets look at the importance of really learning from the feedback a recruiter or employer gives you the job hunter after an interview. Whether you will be working for them or not its vital that you concentrate on the positive and embrace the advice. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 16/03/2009

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

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

Developing a Plan for Your Job Search

Developing a Plan for Your Job SearchPlanning your approach to job search saves time and increases your chance of successfully finding the right job for you. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 21/05/2009

Finding A Job On The Internet

Finding A Job On The InternetMost jobseekers that are currently active in finding a job on the internet make the mistake of signing up to recruitment websites, and then go no further with their job search. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/05/2009

Responding To Job Adverts

Responding To Job AdvertsIf you are currently in the market for a new job then the chances are you will find out about newly available roles through mediums like newspapers, magazines and websites. Once you have received the particulars of the job, employers will most likely be rather specific when asking people to apply. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/06/2009

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

Ensuring Your CV Makes The Right Impression

Ensuring Your CV Makes The Right Impression Your CV is the first impression a new employer is likely to make a judgement on; it must sell you & your capabilities. Here I offer some tips to assist you create the best quality CV. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 15/09/2010

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 17/09/2010

CV Advice: 5 Top Tips For Job Seekers

CV Advice: 5 Top Tips For Job Seekers Number one: A CV should be targeted either to meet the requirements of an advertised vacancy or, if you're making a speculative approach, to appeal to a particular employer. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/09/2010

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

Job Seekers Don't Spread Yourself Too Thin

Job Seekers DonI am often asked by friends and family, who know that I work in recruitment, for my advice in finding work online and I find myself thinking back to my time as a job seeker, the mistakes I made and the things I would do differently knowing what I know now. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/09/2010

Where Should The Recruitment Function Sit Within A Business?

Where Should The Recruitment Function Sit Within A Business? I was recently contacted (June 2010) by Colin Cottell and Vanessa Townsend of Recruiter Magazine to give my thoughts on where the recruitment function should sit within a business. My thoughts on this were More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 28/09/2010

Employers: Don't Be Left Behind

Employers: DonAs summer draws to a close many industries are feeling the effects of economic recovery. Employers are dusting off their mass recruiting strategies and are beginning to gear up for what may well become a fierce battle for talent acquisition and retention. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 25/10/2010

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

How Do You Ensure The Most Efficient Recruitment Practice?

How Do You Ensure The Most Efficient Recruitment Practice?As an employer it can be a minefield when you have made the important recruitment 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. Top tips: How do you ensure the most efficient recruitment practice? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/11/2010

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

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 Not To Write A CV

How Not To Write A CVThere's plenty of advice available online talking about how to write a good CV: what to do, what to include, how to write it. But what shouldn't you do? What makes a bad CV, a CV that could potentially put recruiters off? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 28/03/2011

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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