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Recruiter Advice

How to make your career website really stand out from the competition - 10 tips

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Candidate Attraction, Candidate Experience, Career Site | No Comment

Why is a good and effective career website so important? Because it's important to your candidates. For curious jobseekers, you career site is the first port of call in the internet. It is also the only place where you can say exactly what you want, in order to attract applicants to your company and its vacancies.

In our check list, we have put together 10 tips on how an effective career website can help you attract the attention of jobseekers.

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How a good job advert can reduce time-to-hire

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Candidate Attraction, Broadbean, Job Ads | No Comment

Never underestimate the importance of a job posting. It is a crucial part of the employer brand and strongly influences the candidate experience with your organisation.

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Check list: How to write effective job adverts

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Candidate Attraction, Employer Branding, Job Ads | No Comment

75 percent of candidates say that the layout of a job advert and the impression it creates significantly influence their decision to apply - this was one of the findings in a CareerBuilder survey. The job advert is often the first point of contact that a candidate has with a company, and is therefore of great importance to job seekers. It is also an ideal opportunity for you, as an employer

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3 Reasons Your Company Needs Job Postings in 2016

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Recruiter Advice, Candidate Attraction, Job Ads | No Comment

There are a lot of things you may not actually need this year. But when it comes to your recruitment plans, you’d be remiss to leave job postings out of the mix. Job postings aren’t just a reliable staple for finding candidates – they’re an essential and growing part of the job search for people actively or passively looking for a new job right this minute.

Here are three ways job postings will help your business move the needle this year:

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Best practices for writing a better Job Posting

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Recruiter Advice, Candidate Attraction, Job Ads | No Comment

As the first point of contact most candidates have with a potential employer, a job posting can make or break a candidates’ impression of a company.

While job postings on online job boards are the number one resource job candidates use to find out about open positions, according to a 2012 study, it doesn’t mean that simply posting a job on a job board will guarantee applications

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HR Glossary: Job Advertisement

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in HR Glossary, Candidate Attraction, Job Ads | No Comment

A job advertisement is a company internal or external announcement of a vacancy. It is the first step in a company's recruitment process.

A job advertisement includes the job title and a detailed description of the position. For HR professionals and recruiters, the job advert is also the first opportunity to present a positive employer brand

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5 ways your job posting is turning off jobseekers

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Candidate Attraction, Job Ads, Candidate Experience | No Comment

Are you struggling to attract candidates for vacancies or get applicants of the standard you require? If so, it could be time to take a closer look at your jobs ads. Read on for five common mistakes recruiters make and how to write jobs ads that stand out from the crowd.

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The distorted sales industry: sales careers exposed

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Candidate Attraction, Labour market, Guest articles | No Comment

A guest article by Lauren Dowell

The sales industry: cut-throat, fiercely competitive and plagued with arrogant, self-centred sales people chasing glory. Dastardly Del Boys making quick money. It’s true that society’s perceptions of the industry are not improved by the representation of ‘sales professionals’ in the media. The het-up candidates that star on the BBC’s Apprentice certainly don’t endear themselves

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Learn why you need to create a candidate journey map

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in Recruiter Advice, Candidate Attraction, Communication | No Comment

Employers ignore the candidate experience at their own peril. The 2014 Candidate Experience Awards, which asked 95,000 job applicants about their experience applying to companies, revealed candidates take much more out of their applications than a job or rejection. 24% of survey respondents said a positive candidate experience could increase their affinity for that company’s brands and products. And for

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HR Glossary: Talent Pipeline

Posted by CareerBuilder UK in HR Glossary, Candidate Attraction, Recruiting Workflow & Efficiency | No Comment

A talent pipeline (also candidate pool or talent pool) is a company database containing interesting applicant and employee profiles.

The idea of candidate pool is to make recruiting more efficient: if such a database exists, HR can search through it in advance of a job vacancy being published. Ideally, they will find the perfect candidate for the vacancy this way, and be able to approach them directly. This means recruiters can not

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