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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CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 OCTOBER 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Affinity Workforce, Applied, ClearStar, CRG, Resource Solutions, SmartRecruiters, Workday

Contracts 16 October 2018

Recruiters urged to review sexual harassment policies to protect workers

Recruiters have been urged to review their sexual harassment policies in light of government plans to ban firms from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to stop victims of sexual harassment going to the police.

Legislation 15 October 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 15-19 OCTOBER 2018

This week’s appointments include: Frontline, Samuel Knight International, SmashFly Technologies, Wild Berry Associates

People 15 October 2018

LinkedIn launches new tools and upgrades products

LinkedIn announced new products and features at its annual Talent Connect Conference in the US this week.

New to Market 12 October 2018
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