READERS’ VIEWS: 15-19 MAY 2017

A weekly round-up of comments on recruiter.co.uk stories

Employers should be forced to provide feedback says campaign

Commenting on your story last week, most candidates selected for interview are likely to be a close fit to the specification for the role or they would not have been selected.

The best companies score candidates following interview against the agreed attributes skillsets and preferred experience associated with the role, and this feedback can be made available.

However, it is frequently a question as to the way standard questions were answered – comparing one candidate with another. It is difficult to provide feedback here without disclosing the confidential matter as to how someone else answered the same question.

In so far as the Candidate Feedback lobby call in to question interview techniques on standardised questions asked of all candidates, note taking and scoring against predetermined criteria, I applaud the move. In a lot of cases, however, it will be that overall one candidate had a slight edge over the others and that is difficult to articulate to a disappointed candidate – hence the cliché “There were other candidates who in our opinion were a closer fit to the specification”.

Bill Smart, recruitment consultant

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Nationwide unlocks applicant’s talent with ‘escape room’ challenge

Building society Nationwide has taken inspiration from classic quiz shows The Crystal Maze and The Krypton Factor to launch a new ‘escape room’ challenge.

19 January 2018

Nicoll Curtin backs talent-changing District4 recruitment solution

Fintech and change recruiter Nicoll Curtin is backing the formation of newly launched District4, a community-led talent solution to deliver technology specialists such as engineers, analysts, architects and leaders to firms in London and Berlin.

New to Market 17 January 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 JANUARY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals: Capita, Fuel50, Graduate Promotions, Havas People, Jarell Group, Mercer, Nova Recruitment Services, Workday

Contracts 15 January 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 15-19 JANUARY 2018

This week’s appointments include: BBR Services, Build Recruitment, Concilium Search, I-COM, iMultiply, Lorien, MBN Solutions, Monday at Nine, MOVE Guides, Pedersen & Partners, RIDI

People 15 January 2018
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