Analysis

Energy boss gives top tips for choosing location

Recruiter caught up with Nikki Flanders, chief operating officer at energy supplier Opus Energy, to pick her brain for her top three tips on what a start-up recruiter needs to consider ahead of setting up shop in a new location.

24 August 2018

Agencies need to improve candidate experience, Feefo finds

A report by review platform Feefo reveals that recruitment agencies enjoy a high degree of trust among UK workers but that these agencies need to improve their performance, particularly when it comes to the candidate experience.

23 August 2018

Recruiters struggle with quality of hire and talent scarcities

The biggest challenge facing recruiters in 2018 is a combination of getting the right quality of hire and talent scarcities, according to the results of a recent survey by recruitment technology firm Oleeo (formerly known as WCN) in association with Recruiter.

20 June 2018

Using neuro-agility to excel under pressure

It’s impossible to avoid stress in today’s highly energised, ever-changing sales and recruitment environment, says neuro-agility specialist Carole Gaskell.

29 May 2018

Sector Barometer shows signs of optimism for industry

Most recruiters are hitting or exceeding their targets, according to the latest Sector Barometer.

16 April 2018
Arrested

GDPR and the Facebook scandal

Data protection is in the news, but GDPR presents challenges for many according to Drey Francis at Engage Technology Partners.

29 March 2018

Latest Report on Jobs shows sharp rise in perm placements

Recruiters witnessed a sharp increase in perm placements last month, according to the latest IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs.

A reality check on purpose: Myth 1

How has purpose transformed some of the world’s largest brands? Hear from the people who work at those organisations and make it happen.

Marketing, HR 23 October 2017

Programmatic advertising

Black art or a recruiter's saviour?

Marketing, IT/Telecoms 19 September 2017

Candid talking from candidates

Asking candidates what they think of you can benefit hiring – and employer brand.

19 September 2017

Recruitment sees recent spate of MBO activity

Management buy-outs (MBOs) have always been a feature of the recruitment industry, but could a recent spate of MBO activity be a sign of things to come? Colin Cottell investigates.

18 May 2017

Dreaming of a big payday

How can recruitment owners achieve the best rewards for their hard work after building a successful new business? Recruiter’s Executive Briefing, sponsored by Panmure Gordon, revealed the secrets, as Colin Cottell reports

14 March 2017

Bitter pill to swallow: the Apprenticeship Levy

On the surface, the Apprenticeship Levy seems like a good move for the UK and its workforce. But as DeeDee Doke reports, Randstad is leading the charge for common sense to prevail as its abiding principles don’t add up for recruiters, businesses and apprentices alike

IT/Telecoms, Legal 18 November 2016
Research

Building tomorrow's workforce

Research from best practice insight and technology company CEB reveals a worrying demand...

Job boards: Searching for a better solution

Sue Weekes looks at how jobseekers are demanding a lot more from the new technology now available to job boards

IT/Telecoms 17 November 2016

Make it Snappy: Recruiting with Snapchat

The photo-messaging app Snapchat is a lot of fun.

A firm approach to proactive recruiting

According to a recent report from The Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers (The FIRM), in-house recruiters are becoming far more proactive in their approach. Colin Cottell reports

24 October 2016

Tried and tested: candidate assessments

The range of online testing and assessment tools is vast and readily available, so recruiters have no reason not to take them up and offer candidates a much better recruitment experience. Sue Weekes explains

Picture sourcing: How Instagram can help you recruit

Instagram has shown the world the sense of community that can be built largely by sharing pictures and video. Since launching in 2010, the social network has acquired 500m active users per month but what relevance does it have for sourcing?

Keeping the momentum going

Although latest reports reveal a rosy picture for the recruitment industry, the sector needs to look internally at how to attract and maintain their own talent to keep riding the success story wave. Colin Cottell reports

HR 24 October 2016

Helping prisoners dance to a new rhythm

For those who spend time at Her Majesty’s pleasure, the punishment is likely to continue long after they walk back out through the prison gates.

Education 4 October 2016

Flexing those working terms

A review is underway to modernise the UK’s employment and tax policies, including whether even the various means of describing workers are still valid.
Colin Cottell investigates

Education 4 October 2016

Techno dreams become reality

Sue Weekes looks at four technologies that are gathering momentum in the recruitment world

HR, Legal 4 October 2016

SAP's big bang theory to attract talent

To compete with the sexy tech firms, SAP decided to overhaul its employer brand in a quest to find out what great looks like. Sue Weekes discovered how SAP went about it

4 October 2016

What's the deal with WhatsApp?

The mobile messaging app WhatsApp passed its 1bn user milestone earlier this year but many recruiters still see it as a tool used by the younger generation.

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