Why Are Candidates Rejecting Your Job Offers?

Last year, an estimated 56% of employers reported they had job offers rejected by their preferred candidate. There’s not a lot more frustrating than finding the perfect candidate only to have them reject your offer towards the end of the recruitment process. So what can you do to minimise the chance of this happening? Salary Chances are your candidate has… Read More ›

How Important is Character in a Potential Candidate?

New research, jointly commissioned by the Cabinet Office, the Child Poverty Commission and the Early Intervention Fund shows that candidates from a poorer background lack some character traits sought after by employers. The research suggests that the education system focuses solely on employability through literacy and numeracy skills and not so much ‘life skills’. After the popularity of ‘soft skills’… Read More ›

Why Face to Face Interviewing Still Wins

When living in the age of the social media background check and Skype interview, it can feel as if you know an awful lot more about the candidate than you would just from looking at their CV. However, there’s still a lot to be gauged from someone by meeting them in the flesh. Despite the more honest approach some people… Read More ›

5 Tips for Improving Office Atmosphere

Having a positive workplace atmosphere is not something that can be left to develop by itself. It needs to be created and, most importantly, maintained. In order to make the most out of staff and create a fun and supportive place to work, good workplace atmosphere is key. Here are five easy tips on how to achieve it. Provide light… Read More ›

Apprentices: What Benefits Can They Bring to Your Business?

To kick off National Apprenticeship Week 2015, the Centre for Economics and Business Research have released a report revealing that collectively, UK businesses could gain an extra £18bn in revenue just by taking on apprentices. The benefits of offering an apprenticeship are plentiful. According to this report, five million consumers are more likely to spend their money with an organisation… Read More ›

Applicant Tracking Systems – A Good Idea?

It seems a crying shame that an average 72% of CVs submitted for vacancies are never actually read by a person. In a world where everyone is desperate to speed things up, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have come into the light as a popular option to cut out the CV reading process and end up with only relevant ones at… Read More ›