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candidate screening

Are Recruiters About to Become Extinct?

As I’m sure you’re aware by now, artificial intelligence is taking the world of recruitment by storm. New technologies are emerging that can help the recruitment process, eliminating the need for humans in basic admin tasks like resume screening, interview scheduling, and even automated candidate sourcing. Automations reduce the time to hire and significantly cut […]

Top 5 reasons why your company should be data-driven in 2020

Companies that are insights-driven are 2.8 times more likely to report double-digit growth yearly in comparison to brands not leveraging data. Utilising data to upscale your business and make better decisions is a tricky thing to undertake as most businesses think as if they do not have enough data to use or look to data as a reporting tool.   […]

How to prepare for a video interview: the candidate edition

2020 has been a lot of things, but in the world of recruitment, it’s become the year of the video interview. While we’re all getting pretty used to talking to colleagues, family and friends over video conferencing, video interviews can be a completely different experience to face-to-face job interviews. As remote working becomes more familiar, […]

Interviewing During a Lockdown – Your Guide to Video Interviewing

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, recruiters have seen a 67% spike in video interviews. It makes sense; video interviews reduce the time to commute and limit exposure to the public which is crucial during a pandemic. Now we’re facing a lockdown many of us have no choice but to communicate via video for office communications […]

Should you be checking your candidates’ social media pages?

These days, most employers check their candidates’ social media accounts. It seems inevitable, in a culture in which social media use is so prevalent. Checking your candidates’ social media can give a quick insight into their personality. It can also be used as a tool to see if the way they’ve portrayed themselves on their […]

Interviews: Which questions should you be asking?

What information do you need to hear? So, you’ve invested heavily in your employer brand. Your marketing and social media strategies are attracting the candidates you want. Now, it’s interview time. However, they are also interviewing you. This is a two-way street. While you need to find out if they are the right candidate for […]

Interviews: Structured, unstructured or semi-structured?

No matter your method, the candidate should always come first In our previous blog in this interview series, we discussed the difference between competency-based and emotional intelligence interviews. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the difference between structured and unstructured job interviews, and how you can utilise both. Interviews are not just a process during […]

Interviews: Techniques to get the best from a candidate

How the right approach to interviews can help your business attract and retain talent There is no single best way to interview a candidate. Ultimately, all the factors that come together depend on who is conducting the interview, who is being interviewed, and what the job role is. Preferences are entirely subjective. However, there are […]

Expert Perspective: Getting a job description just right

First of all, what is your purpose? Is it a job spec or a job description? Yes, they’re different. A job specification generally comprises of specific roles, responsibilities and background points that are required for the role. Whereas, a job description tends to build more of a narrative around the position. This is what I’m […]

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