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How to Approach and Qualify Passive Candidates Over the Telephone

Common sense suggests that the most talented professionals will be seen as a valuable asset. Therefore it is more likely that experienced candidates are being well looked after by their current employer and are less likely to be actively seeking alternative employment. This is particularly...

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How and Where to Source Exceptional Talent That Isn't Looking

Introduction Every business is only as good as the talent which it employs. A bad hire can not only underperform in their own role, but also cause discontent amongst the wider team. Therefore when recruiting new talent it is important that an organisation is comprehensive in its approach and...

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5 Reasons Why a New Placement Maybe Under Performing

The interview process can be long and time consuming and therefore it can be a great relief once the acceptance of the chosen candidate has been received. In most cases there is then a period of anticipation leading up to their start date whilst they work their notice period at their current...

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Why OPQ32 is the Best Personality Test for Recruitment

There is a saying in business that ‘your people are your greatest asset’ but it is actually the ‘right people’ that should receive this title. The success of any new employee is determined not only by their skills and experience, but also by how well their personality complements the...

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Why Gaining ISO-9001 is Important for Recruitment Companies

Our latest article for the Undercover Recruiter has been published. Please find a sample below. There are a lot of recruitment companies in operation, and as in every industry, they can sometimes vary in quality from those who are seeking maximum profit for minimum input to those who...

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How to Identify a Professional Head-Hunter

The phone rings and you are at work, “Oh hello my name is James and I’m a head-hunter do you have a minute to talk?” What are your first thoughts? Do you say “Of course” and listen to what they have to say for a few moments or do your shutters come down immediately and you say “No not...

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Don’t Disregard the Wildcard

During the recruitment process the obvious choice may not always be the most rewarding. In an ideal world when a business or recruiter places a job advert, a plethora of CVs from industry experienced executives with a wealth of relevant qualifications, future vision and outstanding...

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Candidate Search Initiated...

Automated recruitment is the future…if we didn’t happen to be human

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The ’War for Talent’ has Started: Let the Battle Commence

Now that the economy is on the road to recovery it has been declared that the ‘War for Talent’ has started throughout Europe. Businesses are expanding and gifted individuals are in short supply, but how do you know when your organisation needs to make a stand? How do you decide who you are...

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