Recruiter Advice

7 Secrets to Retaining Your Talent in 2017

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Leadership, HR Management & Strategy, Employee Retention | No Comment

In the much-touted war for talent, we often forget to look inside our organisations and realise the potential we have — until the moment we get that resignation across our desks. And at that point, it’s far too late. What can and should you be doing to make sure that those moments are few and far between?

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The Changing Face of HR: Change management in personnel

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In his song "Everything Remains Different”, German singer and actor Herbert Grönemeyer already alluded to this fact in 1998. Today, it could be the workers' hymn for the majority of employees in Germany. Because at the moment change is the one constant in working life. Transformation has become a central feature of corporate life. Cynics like to maintain that the current reorganisation is just the one before the next one!  Only companies that are

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3 tips for better collaboration in recruitment

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In today’s competitive job market, you just can’t afford to take your time in the recruitment process. If your process involves a lot of feet-dragging, you can be sure the best and brightest candidates will be moving on to greener pastures. With talent at a premium, few companies can afford to lose out on top talent because of a lengthy recruitment process.

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How to turn unsuccessful candidates into a valuable resource

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in HR Technology Trends, HR Management & Strategy, Textkernel | No Comment

How often have you been in the dilemma: you have a number of excellent candidates, but at the moment  are only able to offer one of them a job? Or you interview someone who would make an excellent addition to your workforce, but not in the current role you need to fill? Given the cost and effort of recruitment, this may seem a waste. And wouldn't it be great if other people within your organisation were also aware of these potential candidates, should

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The Changing Face of HR: The Employee Feel-Good Factor

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High staff turnover is not only costly in terms of recruitment: it can also damage your company's bottom line. But what can you do about this? Exit interviews may fail to identify the specific reason for a person leaving, but point to a general feeling of dissatisfaction with the company. That's were you may wish that your company and workplace had more of a feel-good factor, i.e. an environment where employees have a sense of contentment and

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6 customer service rules to recruit by

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Successful companies recognise the business benefits of providing stellar customer service. Not only does it generate referrals from satisfied customers and bolster customer loyalty, but it also differentiates them from their competitors.

Likewise, providing a good candidate experience tends to generate similar benefits for employers. According to the 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, the way people search for jobs today

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Employees - A Forgotten Marketing Resource

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in HR Management & Strategy, Employee Referrals, Employee Retention | No Comment

A company's success depends on many things: from its range of products and services to competitive prices. But one aspect is regularly overlooked - the employees. The Gallup 'Brand Ambassador Index' shows how companies can gain competitive advantage via their staff.

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The Changing Face of HR: Social media managers in personnel

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Recruiting Workflow & Efficiency, Social Media, HR Management & Strategy | No Comment

The fact that HR needs social media is nothing new. Although the big hype about it is over, as every HR professional knows, there's no avoiding social media. It's just a question of doing it! But this is easier said than done, since initial results have produced some disillusionment. The main areas of criticism: no strategy, not serious enough, too little interaction or missing the target group.

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The Changing Face of HR: Storytelling in Recruitment

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Employer Branding, HR Management & Strategy, Employee Referrals | No Comment

There's hardly anything that gets people going more than a well-told story. Stories provide information with emotional added-value. After all, curiosity, enthusiasm, sympathy or a sense of belonging can't be aroused by facts alone. It's all about feelings. Whilst marketing lives from this realisation, HR is also making increasing use of society's appetite for emotion. Can you really catch mice with cheese and employees with emotions? Careful: Storytelling is

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How to hire the next Steve Jobs: 10 Tips from his former boss

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Ask unanswerable questions. Hire the obnoxious. Celebrate their failures. WHAT? That’s not traditional advice, but it’s what one Silicon Valley legend suggests if you’re on a quest to find and hire creative people who have the potential to be the next Steve Jobs.Nolan Bushnell — founder of gaming giant Atari, pioneer in the video gaming industry and author of “Finding the Next Steve Jobs” — employed a young Steve Jobs

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