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If it's Not Broken, Don't Fix It – Or should you?

I'm not known for my analogies and yet I've used one for the title of this blog, and here I am about to use another one before the article has even started. This one comes from the world of Formula One, here goes, you can have the fastest car in race one, but if you…

3 Last-Minute Questions You Should Ask Every Candidate Before an Interview

It’s the day before your candidate’s interview – you’ve vetted them, prepped them and you’re feeling confident about their chances of getting the job. But your work is not quite done. There are still a couple of minor things that could ruin your candidates’ chances – and yours of making a fee!   It’s always a good idea…
Recruitment Advertising

How to save £££’s on Recruitment Advertising

One of the biggest costs in your recruitment business is the budget you assign to activities intended to attract candidates. In reality though, how much are you currently spending to access candidates that are already sitting in your CRM? Think about it – how much money are you wasting by not allowing your database of…

What does Diversity Mean and Why is it so Important?

I doubt many people would argue against hiring a diverse workforce. This is especially true for those who have fallen foul of the ‘echo chamber’ effect of only hiring those with similar backgrounds and views as themselves. However, it remains a difficult thing to do – to source people with diverse backgrounds and experiences without…
Gender Pay Gap

Recruitment’s role in the gender pay gap discussion

Recruitment has thankfully come a long way since the days of being proudly run with the ‘boys’ club’ attitude, which was rife in the 80s and 90s. There has been a shift in mentality, and women are now certainly more than welcome in the sector. However, like many industries, there is still gender inequality present…
Employee Recognition

Importance of employee recognition

One of the biggest motivators for employees is to be held in high esteem by their peers. The best way of earning this respect is by being acknowledged for being good at what they do. At the end of the day, employee recognition isn’t just for one day a year. Employees work, and efforts should…
UK job market

How the UK job market is really fairing right now

Here at CV-Library, we regularly tap into our unrivalled data to understand how the job market is really fairing. And, according to our latest findings, many UK businesses were forced to hike up their pay in August, in a bid to combat a typically tricky period for hiring. In fact, salaries for new roles rose by a…
Backdoor Hire

Does Recruitment Slow Down in the Summer?

In the summertime, when the weather is hot…does recruitment slow down?  Does everyone in recruitment slow down over the summer? Well, hiring managers may say “no, we don't- it's recruiters that slow down, they don't put forward enough candidates”…recruiters will say, “hey it's not our fault – candidates just aren't considering a new job in…

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