When, What and How to Recruit?

It’s heartening to see and hear all the tales of growing businesses and recruitment in times when our news is so perpetuated with very different headlines.  And recruitment is on the cards for some businesses that I’ve been speaking to of late.  What’s striking, is that no matter the size of the business, the same questions remain – When is the best time to recruit?...
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5 ways to ace that interview

Ok so this might very well seem obvious to some, however, working in recruitment, I’m often amazed at how people seem to miss the basic things that will help them succeed at interview! So here goes…My 5 ways to ace that interview! 1) Turn up on time (not too early not too late) How you present yourself is key to how the interviewer perceives you.  You’ve one chance to be on...
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Hot off the Press…Our latest Promotion…

Growing Your Business with an Extra Pair of Hands Creative Leadership have today launched their new Essential Recruitment Package for Small Businesses.  It’s aimed at helping busy entrepreneurs save time and effort in finding and securing the best talent for their growing business and avoid recruitment costs. The package, which starts from £199 + VAT includes a bespoke application form,...
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The Creative Leadership Essential Guide on How to Interview

Following our recent series on How to Interview, here’s our one stop shop for all the steps: Step 1 – Planning Step 2 – Shortlisting and CV SiftingStep 3 – Preparing for the Interview Step 3 – Preparing for the Interview Step 4 – Diversity & Recruitment Step 5 – The Candidate Experience Step 6 – The Competency Based Approach Step 7 –...
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Recruitment – KPIs and Measures of Success for Recruiting using Social Media

Last time we looked at how businesses can measure and evaluate the success (or failures) of their recruitment campaigns (click here for the full article).  We proposed a few simple generic measures for your Recruitment KPIs, looking at volume, cost, time and performance measures. Today I’d like to focus on one very topical and emerging area for measurement – Measures of Success for...
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Recruitment – Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Measures of Success

Many businesses fail to measure and evaluate the success (or failures) of their recruitment campaigns.  As such they can waste time, money and effort in seeking to attract and recruit top talent to their teams.  Similarly, many businesses measure the success of a recruitment campaign on short-term insights,  rather than following a sustained resourcing strategy. Here I’d like to consider...
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