Mike Robinson's Blog (12)

Practices that perpetuate the negative recruitment stereotype

It only takes a few cowboys (and girls) to change people’s perceptions of a profession. Head over to Google, type: “recruiters are…” and take a second to look at the search predictions. The results don’t make for great reading (although recruitment is not alone). For the thousands of great recruiters there are a select few that continue to damage the industry’s…

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Added by Mike Robinson on October 6, 2015 at 4:33am — No Comments

Mad Men Inspired Recruitment Tips

Mad Men, one of the most talked about television dramas of our time. Over it’s 7 seasons we have witnessed the growth, decline and merging of businesses, the acquisition and loss of clients and the rise and fall of staff. Sound familiar? The competitive world of recruitment has a lot in common with the world inhabited by Don Draper. This blog shares some Mad Men…

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Added by Mike Robinson on May 18, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

6 reasons Excel doesn't cut it as a recruitment CRM / ATS

Since its introduction in 1985 Microsoft Excel has become one of the go to applications for all manner of business / data related tasks. Straight out of the box Excel is a great tool for storing and sorting relatively uncomplicated data and with advanced knowledge Excel is capable of much more. But is it capable of effectively managing the requirements of a modern…

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Added by Mike Robinson on April 20, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Are you ready for Google’s mobile algorithm change?

Google algorithm change April 2015

With mobile Internet usage exceeding PC usage Google is taking steps to improve users mobile experience online. On April 21st Google will be rolling out a major change to their search algorithm. The use of ‘Mobile-friendliness’ as a ranking signal will be increased impacting search results in all languages worldwide.

The importance of a mobile friendly website in recruitment isn’t a new topic, with more and more candidates using smart devices to find and…

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Added by Mike Robinson on April 15, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Free tools to help to you pick the name of your recruitment start-up

Going it alone or setting up a new business with some trusted partners? One of the biggest decisions you will make early on in the recruitment start-up journey is your company's name. In this blog we share with you three free tools to help you pick the right one.

 

WebCHeck - http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk

Once you have your shortlist of potential company names the first point of call…

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Added by Mike Robinson on April 15, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Improve your Gmail open rates. Connect with more candidates.

Improve your Gmail open rate

Noticed a reduction in your open and click through rates for emails sent over the last year? When Google rolled out changes to the way emails were filtered recruitment professionals with a large number of Gmail recipients noticed a significant drop off.

The introduction of category tabs and automatic content filtering sorts users emails into areas three areas; Primary, Social and Promotions. If you are a Gmail user the new filtering system is great for hiding all of…

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Added by Mike Robinson on February 11, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

The 2015 #Recruitment Hashtag Calendar

The Recruitment Hashtag Calendar, updated for 2015. Maximise your social media reach. Find, connect and engage more candidates.

A great way to find and connect with potential candidates is to get involved in hashtag conversations. HRS have complied a list of active hashtags that will help you connect with both…

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Added by Mike Robinson on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

2015 Recruitment website essentials

Often the first point of call for potential candidates your company website can leave a lasting impression. A successful website should showcase what you do, what you are about and drive applications / registrations / engagement.

Various elements come together to create a great recruitment website however it is…

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Added by Mike Robinson on February 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

10 questions to ask recruitment software providers

Selecting recruitment software is a decision that doesn’t come around often. If your recruitment software isn’t enabling consultants to find and place more candidates it isn’t working. If you are in the market for new recruitment software make sure you ask potential providers the right questions so you know the system you purchase does the job it needs…

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Added by Mike Robinson on February 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Recruitment Software Dictionary

Whether you are actively looking for a new system or just want to see how solutions have progressed, the recruitment software dictionary has been created to help clear up some of the technical terms and phrases associated with recruitment software.

Scroll down to check out the Recruitment Software dictionary or download your…

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Added by Mike Robinson on February 3, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

Recruitment management tips from a galaxy far, far away

Star Wars, an epic tale of good vs. evil and a fountain of recruitment management tips. Check out HRS’s recruitment management tips from a galaxy far, far away…

 

  1. Don’t underestimate the competition

No matter how big your organisation or how highly skilled your consultants are there will always be competition…

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Added by Mike Robinson on November 28, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Recruitment tips, where to find top creative talent



Recruit for the creative sector? Find and place more candidates with niche social networks full of top creative talent.

Having worked closely with a number of great agencies and freelancer professionals I have found that although most creatives have a LinkedIn profile a large number…

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Added by Mike Robinson on October 27, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

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