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Pactive Recruitment Problem Solving

What is recruitment getting wrong for candidates?

I recently read a superb article from Social Talent, written by Siofra Pratt (if you don’t get their updates you should. plenty of good reads and HR advice – take a look here). It basically compared how recruiters contact candidates – (Image 1) with how candidates want to be contacted (Image 2 from Laudale). See…
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Pactive Looks Closer At Data

Making econometrics part of your recruiting attraction strategy

What is ‘econometrics’? First – to save you looking it up – here’s what wikipedia says on the subject: Econometrics is the application of mathematics, statistical methods, and computer science, to economic data and is described as the branch of economics that aims to give empirical content to economic relations. More precisely, it is “the quantitative analysis of actual economic phenomena based on the concurrent…
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Pactive Engaging Means Inspiring

Why you should always be inspiring people

Did you see Masterchef on 20th April? I don’t normally watch the show, but I caught an episode last week that amazed me (you can watch it on iplayer). An experienced chef asked the five contestants into his restaurant, showed them what he wanted them to cook and then left them to it. The general…
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Pactive Engine For Better Performing Recruitment Websites

Your website is your engine – is it time for a tune up?

Your website. There’s no other single element of your recruitment technology that’s as important. It’s a vital point of contact for your candidates, shaping the way they think about your business and your employer brand. And it’s also a crucial element of your infrastructure, providing the mechanism for advertising and applications. There’s little wonder, then,…
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Who’s looking for what?

The idea behind Pactive is to make the best use of a range of approaches. Because, while one of the many techniques, media or platforms out there might deliver the people you need, I think that it’s more likely that you’ll need a blend of different strategies to attract the people you want. That’s why…
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A Few Client Logos

Huge thanks to…

So, here we are. Pactive is more than just an idea, or a plan. It’s here. Of course, I’ve been working in Recruitment and HR support for many years – doing great work with some great people. Their trust in me and the services I offer is beyond gratifying. Without them, Pactive wouldn’t exist now.…
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Award

And the award goes to…

No, not the Oscars. It’s not the Baftas either. It’s time for the awards that HR professionals are really interested in. And as a judge, I’m waiting to be impressed. It’s time for us to show off to our peers, and share a bit of brilliance. Of course, it’s not just an excuse to shout…
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Getting help

Just a quick tip – throughout all the training I’ve done, it always strikes me that information from LinkedIn just doesn’t sink in for many HR teams. The fact is that there are so many features and tools that many people don’t – or can’t – use. But if you ever get stuck, LinkedIn has…
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What’s your LinkedIn Talent Brand Index?

For a time, Employer Branding was an idea that only the big boys worried about – but it soon became standard practice for organisations of all shapes and sizes to pay close attention to the way their employer values and personality are communicated. Today, a strong Employer Brand is a must – a foundation for…
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