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Why Candidates Are Declining Your Job Offers

and what you can do about it! Recruiting exceptional employees is difficult. Identifying and engaging with them can be a challenge but securing them in an extremely competitive market such as IT or Engineering can be even tougher. If you’ve ever been responsible for hiring, it’s extremely likely that you’ve had a job offer declined….

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Why You Should Never Accept a Counter Offer

And the REAL reasons your employer wants you to stay… That’s it, you’ve had enough. You’ve spent the last couple of months moaning to your partner, your kids and your friends about how much you hate your job. Even your dog is sick of hearing about it! It’s time to move on and find a…

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How to Prepare for a One Way Video Interview

Our top 4 tips to ensure a successful video interview The one-way video interview is on the rise : companies like Apple, Twitter, Google, and many more use a one-way video interview at some point in their hiring process. Some estimates have seen a nearly 30% increase in the use of prerecorded interviews in the last year. While one-way…

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The CV is DEAD!!

So the CV’s dead. That’s it. It’s gone. It’s over. Move on. Is it finally time to ditch the CV? Since 2009 you’ll start finding online articles about the death of the CV. The advice ranges from replacing it with charts and infographics, through to personalised websites, and we’ve even seen online gamified CV’s with…

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Is Your Hiring Process Fast Enough?

Why hiring quickly matters! Over the next 5 days, I will be talking about the 5 most common hiring challenges that companies in the IT and Engineering sectors are facing and offer some ideas on how to overcome them. Problem #1 – Losing Candidates Before The Offer Stage In candidate driven markets such as IT & Engineering, the ability to move…

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Standing Out From The Competition

Why it matters and how to stand out from the crowd! In today’s part two of “5 common hiring challenges that IT and Engineering companies face” is… #2 – Standing Out from The Competition The number one way to differentiate your company is with a strong Employer Brand. This is not something that can be…

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Selling Yourself As An SME

and why it’s a strength! In today’s part four of “5 hiring challenges that IT and Engineering companies face” is… #4 – 𝙎𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙎𝙈𝙀 If you’re an SME business, why would someone join your company? What concerns might a potential new employee have about joining and are you addressing them effectively? As…

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How to Reduce Risk in the Hiring Process

3 Ways to Reduce Risk When Hiring In my experience, there are two major risks when making a new hire; Number one , you decide that the new hire isn’t a good fit for the business or number two the new hire decides that you’re not a good fit for them! It’s expensive to make the wrong hiring…

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How to Handle Two Competing Job Offers or Interviews

If you have received multiple job offers, this article will help you decide which is right for you… Applying and interviewing for a new job can be stressful and time-consuming, particularly for those who are already in full-time employment or education. What can make the process even more challenging is interviewing for multiple jobs in…

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Tips For Remote Hiring

The pitfalls, risks and opportunities of remote hiring. What are the biggest challenges when hiring remotely? There are two obvious ones; Practicality – the tools you need and the way that you hire. Communication – not just from company to candidate but also internally amongst stakeholders. It might come as a surprise but the person…

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