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Poor Recruitment Communications Means Poor Candidates

Are your words working hard enough?

With over 50 Mini and Full MOTs completed in the last two years, it was staggering to look at some stats related to those MOTs. 90% of the companies that completed MOTs said that they didn't feel that their copy stood…

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Problems With Recruitment Planning

Say goodbye to yesterday’s plans

In 25 years of working in the recruitment sector, I’ve never known anything quite like it. The lack of candidates, the war for talent, the volatile market – it’s incredibly challenging for employers across the UK, across a whole range of…

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Effective Recruitment Attraction And Engagement

How to get more people looking at your job adverts

Following on from an earlier piece I wrote about what recruitment is getting wrong, Andy at Firefish offers his thoughts on what HR professionals should be doing to get more from their job adverts. Do you agree? Any thoughts? Leave a comment below, or get in touch. It doesn’t matter how well you write job…
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Employee Referral: get your people involved

I sat on a panel at the annual HR Network conference about 4 years ago and spoke to a very well-known scribe and podcast provider Matt Alder about the importance of Employee Referral, he wasn’t as sure as I was about the future importance of Employee Referral. Four years on and I think we are…
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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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