Featured Blog Posts – April 2019 Archive (20)

Software Engineers Need More Than Just a Tech Recruiter To Land Their Dream Job

Computer science (CS) majors and employed software engineers should always consider using a technical recruiter when they are ready to being their job search. Using a recruiter saves so much time and can make the interview process much easier. Without a recruiter, it's a lot like trying to sell or buy a house without an agent. It's possible...but it involves many extra steps that you…


Added by Jenna Garvin on April 30, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Purple Squirrel!!

So day 2 Purple Squirrel track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.


First up Carmen Hudson, what we learned in 20 years. First up build a great personnel network.  Don’t be afraid to write stuff to get posted on relevant sites. Mentoring doe s not need to be formal, just ask questions. Be…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 29, 2019 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Ghosting - A Scary Recruitment Trend

Do you remember when you liked someone so much that you would sit by your telephone all day waiting for it to ring? The telephone was attached to a wire so if you left the room…


Added by Maria Titan on April 29, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

He’s Just Not That Into You…And Other Ways To Reject Candidates

Nobody likes to be the ‘bad guy’ and unfortunately recruitment is full of ‘bad guy’ moments. When I was a fledgling recruiter, I envisioned the job to be one of happy moments and positive outcomes. Afterall, recruiters make dreams come true. We are the matchmakers of the workforce, we find the job yin to your skill yang but for every person who…


Added by Maria Titan on April 25, 2019 at 7:32am — No Comments

Hire Quality Candidates with These 3 Simple Tips

This year, 55% of companies expect to hire more people to support business growth. However, the competition for top talent remains fierce.…


Added by Java Nguyen on April 24, 2019 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 George Boole!!

So day 2 George Boole track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.


Brian Smith “Communication: The Biggest Skills Gap in 2019 & Beyond”. The idea behind of this whole session and is why the left hand and the right hand don’t talk. Specifically in HR and recruiting, why don’t we talk and share. He says…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 22, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

HGV Driver Jobs & Driver Recruitment Post Brexit

Is Now The Time To Train ?

UK Driver Recruitment Crisis

There is a level of uncertainty in the air when it comes to all things BREXIT. Whilst the government are pushing ahead with the details of the…


Added by Leigh Gillatt on April 16, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Anonymous!!

So day 2 Anonymous track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.


Jim Schnyder and “Lessons learned from a Sourcecon Grandmaster”.

CRM and ATS the place of hidden gold. Silver medalists, more hidden gold. The general idea of this is the importance of a ATS/CRM.


Mark Tortorici…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 15, 2019 at 6:55pm — No Comments

How To Maximise Your Video Interview Completion Rate

If you're using video interviewing, you will want to ensure your completion rate is as high as possible. In this article, I'll share with you the most effective tricks you can use to maximise your conversion rates.

However, before I start, it's important to recognise there will always be some candidates that won't complete your video interview. These are the same candidates who don't pick…


Added by Tom Stroud on April 15, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

How AI helps HR?

Artificial intelligence is the buzzword these days. According to IDC, by 2020, the AI market will grow to $47 billion influencing in every business sector. HR industry has also started using this fast-paced technology to simplify its operations.

A common scenario in an HR department is that managers are engrossed with…


Added by Rchilli Parser on April 12, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Not-So-Obvious Perks To Expect From A Tech Recruiting Agency

“Recruiting agencies are helpful but somewhat expensive.”

I often hear this from tech companies which have turned to recruiting agencies to search for appropriate candidates. The cost of a candidate hiring, (even if they were…


Added by Andrew Stetsenko on April 11, 2019 at 5:51am — No Comments

GDPR: Is It OK If I Leave My CV With You ?

GDPR went into effect on May 25th, 2018 with the aim of establishing a modern and systematize data protection framework across the EU. 

The new framework imposes strict duties on employers in relation to the processing of personal data, with potentially very large fines for a breach of the rules (up to €20 million, or 4% of the companies total worldwide annual turnover if higher).

A recent study carried out revealed the even though it has nearly been…


Added by Joanne McDonagh on April 10, 2019 at 9:35am — No Comments

Teamwork: Lessons from Apple, Yahoo and LinkedIn

Effective teamwork: The key to success and growth

Effective teamwork is the secret behind the growth and success of the most successful companies in the world. Teamwork is an incredibly important ingredient of the 'successful business' recipe.…


Added by Kristina Martic on April 9, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Successfully Pass Background Checks in 2019

During the pre-employment stage, employers check the information presented on a CV to ensure an applicant has the correct credentials for the job before employment commences.

Simple errors or delays at this final stage of the recruitment process can hold up the start date of employment. Worse still, it can result in the job offer being…


Added by Richard England on April 9, 2019 at 5:56am — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Keynote!!

So day 2 Keynote, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.


First up Glen Cathey – What does it take to become a World Class Sourcer. Glen mentions the 5 whys of recruiting;


Why is this position difficult to fill?

Why am I not getting more referrals?

Why am I not finding the…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 8, 2019 at 3:17pm — No Comments

What's the Real Value of a Job Description?

Here’s a silly little riddle: What does almost every job in the world have in common?

They all have a job description attached to them.…


Added by Jonathan Spratt on April 8, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

3 Must-Know ‘W’s of Modern Talent Management

Businesses are experiencing a change in the way they work. What is the cause of this transformation affecting the organizations? Well, the answer is exactly what you are thinking! It’s the advancement of data automation and artificial intelligence that is changing the way organizations perform tasks. According to Mercer, 99% of organizations are preparing for the future of work. 

Sitting back and watching the events unfold is not an option. There will be a disruption in the workplace,…


Added by Lucia Adams on April 8, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Top 6 Online Candidate Assessment Platforms

Why do companies use candidate assessment platforms?

82% of companies use some form of candidate assessment testing, according to the recent Talent Board's…


Added by Kristina Martic on April 4, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Are Millennials not so concerned with the Job Search game...

It is often the case that recruitment agency or hiring managers in Manila have a notion about millennial workers that they change jobs more often than their counterparts, viz. baby boomers and Gen Xers.  Although stereotyping millennials may seem a bit harsh, it doesn’t rule out the fact that 75% of millennials aged between 18and 34 are of the opinion that job-hopping will help them build a successful career that’s why…


Added by arpana sharma on April 3, 2019 at 6:17am — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 1 Keynotes!!

So day 1 Key notes, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.


First up Jason Roberts and the State of Talent Acquisition. What we learned is Facebook is a major player with regards to employer branding. We also learned that both companies and workers feel technology is taking the human out of Human Resources.…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 1, 2019 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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