Creating Job Adverts - Advice

Continuing last posts theme on “Creating Interesting Job Adverts”. This time we look at the HOW, and how to write job adverts. Its the bread and butter of what works in most situations - in our opinion. We always find it amazing how many recruiters don’t get any training in this vital aspect of recruiting. Doing it well makes a big difference to your recruiting effectiveness. Read More...

Creating interesting Job Adverts

It seems creating interesting and compelling job adverts is still seen an area requiring development within HR (feedback at an event I attended last night). I think we will look at techniques on this issue in a later post but for now here are some of what I think are creative and interesting and effective adverts that may inspire. Read More...

CV's mistakes

This is a bit of a perennial as crops up seemingly once a year. However these posts always get good feedback. More seriously they also tend to get recruiters talking about issues and problems. Its anecdotal at the moment but we are hearing from partners, clients and others in recruitment a fair bit about candidate presentation and interviewing skills slipping from what they were in the past. Do the experiences in this post resonate with your experience? Have you seen standards change - let us know as if it gets good feedback we will do a post on this topic. Read More...

Social Media Explained by way of Donuts

Yes you can position each of the main Social Media platforms in terms of Donuts - See how you can here. Its a quick positioning of each of the major platforms. Read More...

If dogs worked in offices

Ifs a Friday and we have been asked to inject a bit of humour into the blog. We hope you enjoy the enclosed pics. Read More...

Interviewing - again

Interviewing is not an easy topic but that is no excuse not to put some effort in. Interviewing and selection is crucial to the recruitment process. There has been an increase of chatter on Interviewing recently - see enc. Read More...

Australian Recruitment Market

Hot on the heels of our view of the UK recruitment market last month we look at Australia. What is happening in the ‘Lucky Country’. Does it still feel lucky? Read More...

UK Recruitment Market

We have been getting questions about what is really going on in the UK Labour Market recently. The general economic news for the UK is gloom and doom but our employers are saying it is still not easy to find good, qualified staff. We have put together some fact and figures (thanks Tim) to try and make sense of what is going on. Read More...

Linkedin - an essential recruiters tool

Linkedin - for many its been around for quite a while now and is an essential part of the recruitment landscape and part of your toolkit as a recruiter. But we still come across employers for whom its fairly new - especially in NZ and Australia. They have been doing a series of seminars recently engaging with recruiters - some thoughts, information and reasons why this is an essential recruiting tool Read More...

How to hire - by looking at how to do it wrong.

A concise list of best practices in recruiting and how to do it right by looking at what NOT to do. 10 items to to get right to significantly improve your quality of hire and dare I say it get the best out of the systems we provide. Read More...

Looking for UK staff - advertise for free with one of our clients

A plug for one of our clients. However as the essential service is free and can be used by all Australian and NZ employers we think it appropriate to publicise to our readers. If you are interested in getting skilled staff from the UK who are particularly interested in moving to Australia/NZ give it a go. The site has details of visa ready candidates plus many who are partly down track. Read More...