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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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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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