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3 tips to creating a communication strategy that attracts star talent

Attracting the best talent is the aim of recruiters worldwide and first impressions are everything, so how can you ensure you’re getting it right? IBM report that “52% of candidates never hear back from the organizations they apply to, even after more than two or three months have passed. Not communicating with candidates hurts your employer brand. And anything that hurts your employer brand can hurt your recruitment efforts.” So, the answer is simple, find a communication strategy that cuts through the competition and creates a brand that employees flock to. We’ve put together our top 3 tips to do just that.

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By David Gee Published: February 15, 2018

The top motivation ideas for your company this Christmas

It's almost Christmas which usually means that both businesses and staff are winding down before they finish work for the year. It can be hard to keep up the momentum at this time of year, so we've come up with a few ways to engage and motivate your staff before the Christmas break and into the new year.

 

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By David Gee
Published: December 15, 2017

The importance of giving employer feedback

Does your company give candidates feedback, even if they’re unsuccessful? If you answered ‘yes,’ then you are in the minority.

Employers often argue that they simply do not have enough time to give feedback to every applicant especially if there has been a high number of candidates. Yet, while this is understandable at the preliminary stages, it’s a little harder to swallow once you’ve reached final interview.

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By David Gee
Published: September 11, 2017

Five top tips for negotiating your first salary

After weeks of waiting around, writing covering letters and nervously sitting through interviews, you’ve finally done it – you’ve found a job in your chosen field and you’re ready to start. However, there is one hurdle left to overcome and it is a bugbear of a rather large size: negotiating salary.

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By David Gee
Published: July 18, 2017

How virtual reality can help convey your company culture

For both employers and prospective employees, company culture plays a vital part in the recruitment process. But what exactly is it? Company culture is essentially the organisation’s identity or personality. It is its vision, mission and manner of working.

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By David Gee
Published: July 14, 2017

Five Finance Jobs Perfect For Graduates

For many recent graduates, finding a job that matches their experience level can be challenging. It can often be disheartening for would-be applicants who feel that they are too experienced for minimum wage or low-skilled roles, but are under-qualified for the career they really want. Many feel that they just need that first step on the ladder to get going, but when it seems like you need five years’ experience just to get an entry level position, it is understandable to see why some are dismayed.

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By David Gee
Published: July 10, 2017

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