Author: rob

Job Adverts And How To Make Them Work
24 Nov

Thanks to the internet, job adverts can now reach thousands more potential applicants than ever before – but as with anything, volume rarely means quality. Those of you who have used Intalent, or have spoken to me in the past, will know that rather than advertising jobs, we prefer to target passive candidates using the […]

Becoming An Employer Of Choice
24 Nov

In order to attract the best talent, your business needs to offer an attractive proposition to potential candidates. Whether your company sells private jets, holidays or nuts and bolts, there are many ways in which you can strive towards becoming an employer of choice in your region. It’s not just about money. You don’t necessarily […]

Onboarding… It’s Worth The Time!
24 Nov

“Onboarding, also known as organisational socialisation, refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to become effective organisational members and insiders.” Whilst so much work may have been put into an effective and robust recruitment and selection strategy, it can all be undone very quickly without an effective […]

The Importance of Company Culture in Recruitment
24 Nov

One of the most overlooked selection criteria when companies recruit new staff is cultural fit. Recruiting new members of staff that fit seamlessly into the existing company culture will not only ensure a smooth onboarding process, but will also help ongoing staff morale and ease future attrition. The biggest impact in your business is created […]

Hiring The Best Talent… In-House Or Outsource?
22 Nov

One of the biggest and often most changeable decisions in a business (particularly those experiencing growth), is what functions to have in-house and what to outsource. In the case of recruitment, the overriding decision is usually based on cost versus time. With the recent popularity surge in social media and in particular LinkedIn, an increasing […]

Top Five Tips Every Start-Up Recruiter Should Know
21 Nov

I’m a bit of a newbie when it comes to recruiting but I’ve learnt a lot in 6 months. In particular, I’ve focused on business development within our young Virtual Recruitment Business and I have found the following are the five fundamental areas to focus on in your burgeoning business. 1. Master your online presence. […]

The Changing Tides Of The Recruitment Industry
21 Nov

Having worked in recruitment for over twelve years, I have seen a huge amount of change in the industry. Although the majority of this change has been positive, one thing that is really noticeable and concerning is that the relationship between candidate and recruiter seems to have really deteriorated. Whether you’re an in-house or agency […]

How Highly Do You Value Your CV?
21 Nov

Have a quick think now about the most important documents in your life. You know the ones – hidden in the back of a drawer or cupboard that create a moment of panic every now again, when for a split second, you can’t recall that ultra-safe place you put them. Did you think, “an up […]

When Will CVs Move With The Times?
21 Nov

CVs have not moved with the times.  Although the recruitment industry has benefited greatly from technological advances and social media (in particular LinkedIn), CVs still look the same as they did twenty years ago. Why is this?  Is it because two or three pages of information outlining someone’s personal profile, career background and qualifications is still the […]